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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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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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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WATCHWORDS OF LIBERTY by Robert Lawson
Released: June 15, 1943

"Robert Lawson's illustrations are more storied than usual — each one really adding that touch to the background his text supplies."
An important book, which should not be confined to this age group, as it brings into general information (and how this age group loves to collect miscellaneous facts) the sources of sayings that have become an integral part of our national inheritance and tradition. Read full book review >

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CAPTAIN KIDD'S CAT by Robert Lawson
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 6, 1956

"His only fault is the omission of the 'ly's' from his adverbs and, as ever, the drastic plots and events he relates have a subtler to reality than the liberal dressing of humor might indicate."
Patterned on the confidential humor of Mr. Revere and I, and Ben and Me, here is the inside story of Captain Kidd and how he came to an undeserved end, told with strict adherence to the facts of the case by his worldly, practical cat. 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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WEE GILLIS by Munro Leaf
Released: Sept. 30, 1938

"So when the chance came, he proved himself as a topnotch bagpiper and acceptable to both sides."
Wee Gillis' father's people were Highlanders; his mother's people were Lowlanders, and he was faced with the problem of which he should be. 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 >