Search Results: "Robert Lawson"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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 STORY OF SIMPSON AND SAMPSON by Munro Leaf
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 31, 1941

"Judge for yourself — is this a book for children, or a book adults will buy using children as an excuse?"
Are Munro Leaf's name, plus Robert Lawson's beautiful pictures sufficient to warrant wide popularity for this new venture, which I personally, felt much too adult in its conception, its execution and its humor for small children. 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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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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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. 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 >