Search Results: "Polly Lawson"


BOOK REVIEW

GORAN'S GREAT ESCAPE by Astrid Lindgren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"From a beloved author, a tiny gem for reading aloud or reading alone. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Years ago in Sweden, on an Easter morning, Goran the bull escaped from his barn and might still be at large if 7-year-old Karl hadn't come by and offered to scratch his head. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 2, 1939

"And he has made delightful pen and ink illustrations. (Fantasy/historical fiction. 7-12)"
Hugely entertaining (and enlightening) mouse-eye view of the career of Benjamin Franklin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOG BLUE by Polly Dunbar
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Blue looks on. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Dunbar gives the tried-and-true Boy Meets Dog story an engaging twist or two. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AUDREY AND BARBARA by Janet Lawson
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

"Of course. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Audrey wants to go to India. Read full book review >

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ARTHUR'S DREAM BOAT by Polly Dunbar
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A real attention-getter. (Picture book. 2 & up)"
Dunbar imaginatively transforms a seaside memory of a small boy in the ocean and a boat on the distant horizon into Arthur's adventure with a dream boat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POLLY AND THE NORTH STAR by Polly Horner
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"Any young reader with an affinity for arctic animals will find plenty to coo over here, and the joy shared by parent and child at their reunion will leave a warm glow. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A pining child dreams of her absent father in this deeply felt debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUST DESSERT by Polly Powell
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 1996

"A thoroughly accomplished debut. (Picture book. 4-8)"
That last piece of yellow cake with fudge frosting has Patsy's name written all over it, but her mother declines Patsy's pointed request for it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ENTHUSIASM by Polly Shulman
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Several cuts above the usual fare. (Fiction. YA)"
Two best friends experience confusion in love in this nifty little spin on Pride and Prejudice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CANNING SEASON by Polly Horvath
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2003

"Once again Horvath displays a genius for creating multigenerational, interestingly extended families, and for blending high and low comedy into a tale rife with important themes and life-changing events. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Horvath tops even Everything on a Waffle (2001) with this hilarious, heartrending tale of two unwanted children left with a pair of eccentric old ladies. Read full book review >