Search Results: "Shandy Lawson"


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THE LOOP by Shandy Lawson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 30, 2013

"Clever idea, flawed execution. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Two teenagers relive their violent deaths over and over when they find themselves stuck in a time loop. 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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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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BEAR ON THE TRAIN by Julie Lawson
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"When the bear lumbers off the train come spring, shuffling into the wild without a look back, all seems quite right with the world. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The story line is simple: A bear gets on a train in late autumn, drawn by the smell of grain in its hoppers, and after a prolonged snack takes a prolonged snooze in the bowels of the hopper as the train crisscrosses the continent until springtime. 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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HOUSE SECRETS by Mike Lawson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2009

"Brisk pacing, some crisp scenes and a strong finish offset the been-there, done-that plot."
Uneven thriller follows the trail of a dead reporter who dug enough dirt to cancel a senator's bid for the presidency. Read full book review >

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HOUSE RIVALS by Mike Lawson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 2015

"After DeMarco's unwontedly personal stake in finding his father's murderer (House Reckoning, 2014), it's nice to see him go up against some fixers as impersonal as him. Everything here, from the hard-case characters to the headlong pace, is professional-grade."
D.C. fixer Joe DeMarco, posted to the wilds of North Dakota, schemes to avenge the death of a young woman he was sent there to protect. Read full book review >

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HOUSE ODDS by Mike Lawson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 25, 2013

"A tad overlong, but funny lines, fiendishly complicated plotting, and swiftly and sharply etched characters make this installment one of the most enjoyable in the series."
Odds favor a good time for the reader as Joe DeMarco faces his eighth case: a looming insider trading scandal with potentially fatal consequences. Read full book review >

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HOUSE RULES by Mike Lawson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2008

"A pleasantly relaxed thriller well suited to leftish political junkies."
The resourceful fixer for the Speaker of the House of Representatives uses his considerable wiles to keep America's Muslims from falling victim to a vast conspiracy. 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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WAITING FOR AUGUSTA by Jessica Lawson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"A whimsical, heartwarming, multilayered story about finding grace enough to accept the flaws in those we love and courage enough to act from our most deeply held beliefs. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Set in rural Alabama in 1972, this tale follows 11-year-old Benjamin Putter as he struggles to fulfill his father's final wish. Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 1994

"Although the games Short played will not make any anthologies, the playing of them as recounted here has wrenching immediacy, conveying the tension of every ploy, bluff, miscalculation, and inspired gambit."
An inside look at the 1993 chess match between Englishman Nigel Short and Gary Kasparov, from a longtime chess correspondent and confidant of Short's. Read full book review >