Search Results: "Robert Lawson"


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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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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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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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RABBIT HILL by Robert Lawson
illustrated by Robert Lawson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 18, 1944

"The Lawson illustrations are sure to capture the hearts of all prospective purchasers — but as a story, it doesn't quite come off."
Lawson is difficult to place so far as his juvenile audience is concerned. 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 >

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THE LITTLE WOMAN WANTED NOISE by Val Teal
Released: March 1, 1943

"The Robert Lawson pictures—simple line drawings—are just right for the text."
We loved this one, and prophesy that the youngsters will too. Read full book review >

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EL CUENTO DE FERDINANDO by Munro Leaf
Released: March 1, 1962

"But those brave and humble enough to sneak it off the shelves will find it considerably more rewarding than the drab little stories that appear in so many textbooks."
The popularity of Ferdinand the bull has long been established. Read full book review >

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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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MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS by Richard Atwater
Released: Sept. 26, 1938

"It is all given reality when he receives a present of a penguin, which makes its nest in the refrigerator on cubes of ice, mates with a lonely penguin from the zoo, and produces a family of penguins which help set the Poppers on their feet."
This is rather a silly story, and I don't believe children will think it particularly funny. 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 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 >