Search Results: "Robert Lawson"


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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 >

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SMELLER MARTIN by Robert Lawson
FICTION
Released: Sept. 22, 1950

"Later at his country home Smeller not only aided the romance of his Aunt Agatha and a nearby professor but detected a thief and solved a murder for the police."
A cocky, tongue-in-cheek story with a very funny gimmick, this is sure to be a hit in spite of possible adult disapproval. Read full book review >

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THE TOUGH WINTER by Robert Lawson
FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 1954

"And the reader's reward is Mr. Lawson's matchless description of incident, in words and pictures."
Mr. Lawson's latest animal story takes the characters on The Hill through a humorous if hard three months and still proves he can personalize his animals without being in the least sentimental. Read full book review >

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THE FABULOUS FLIGHT by Robert Lawson
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 8, 1949

"And the author's pictures get better and better as the story progresses."
There will be a good deal of pro and con discussion about this story this fall wherever children's book trade people and librarians gather, very much the way there was about Stuart Little. Read full book review >

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MR. TWIGG'S MISTAKE by Robert Lawson
Released: Oct. 8, 1947

"Robert Lawson's line drawings are perfect for such an endearing mole, but readers of his adventures will regret his disappearance into thin air."
Children will chuckle over this and adults groan (particularly if they have battled moles in garden and lawn) — and only Robert Lawson could get away with this many and frequently hilarious story of what happened when young Amory, nicknamed Squirt, fed Bita Vities cereal to his pet mole, nicknamed General DeGaulle because he was leader of the Underground. Read full book review >

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EDWARD, HOPPY AND JOE by Robert Lawson
Released: June 15, 1952

"Full color jacket."
This falls between the magic of Robbut Hill and the let-down of Robbut but is quite definitely "good Lawson", and another plus count in his candidacy for the title of an American Kenneth Grahame. Read full book review >

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MR. WILMER by Robert Lawson
Released: May 21, 1945

"Plus juvenile sale, particularly as it is a made to order setting for Robert Lawson's beguiling drawings."
Underplaying, rather than overplaying, the idea of a man who can talk with animals, this is the story of Milquetoast-y William Wilmer, who for years has been an insignificant, spineless cog in the Safe, Sane and Colossal Insurance Company, and who — on his 16th birthday — discovers he can talk animal. Read full book review >

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AT THAT TIME by Robert Lawson
Released: Oct. 3, 1947

"The growing pains of youth- which youth will appreciate."
There's a slight difference of opinion here, but majority rules, and we are placing this as autobiography for young adults. Read full book review >

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Released: June 15, 1944

"Chiefly a picture book — drawn says he, from life — with 'rural' scenes illustrating his alphabetized captions."
Sundry remarks and observations on the joys, perils and vexations of rustic residence together with suggestions of cautionary nature for the inexperienced-so runs the substance of the subtitle to this glossary of life in the country as experienced by cosmopolites who have bought a little place in Connecticut. Read full book review >

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I DISCOVER COLUMBUS by Robert Lawson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 10, 1941

"Lawson's illustrations are perfect for the text — and it's a very taking take-off all in all."
A spoof on Columbus, which I liked better than Pen and Me, its satire is more pointed, its humor more subtle. Read full book review >

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THEY WERE STRONG AND GOOD by Robert Lawson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 27, 1940

"But it just seems to lack the spark, and the jacket drawings are a trifle austere and forbidding — so it seems to me."
I like the idea behind this book. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT WHEEL by Robert Lawson
FICTION
Released: Aug. 19, 1957

"Conn's romance with the pretty little German girl whom he meets on the boat means a new life for him after the wheel is a success."
The last book to appear by the late Robert Lawson, The Great Wheel is the story of Cornelius Kilroy, a twelve year old lad in Ireland, who follows his aunt's advice to keep his face to the sunset and follow the evening star. Read full book review >