Search Results: "Simon Mason"


BOOK REVIEW

RUNNING GIRL by Simon Mason
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Paced like a television police procedural, with flashes of epiphany, false leads, and race-against-time dangers, this satisfying whodunit overcomes its characterization shortcomings. (Mystery. 13-15)"
Sherlock Holmes, if Holmes were a biracial, at-risk, 16-year-old slacker—a genius stoner who consorts with burglars and homeless dropouts. Read full book review >

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KID ALONE by Simon Mason
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"Second swing and a hard miss. (Mystery. 13-17)"
Garvie Smith, the underachieving teen detective, returns in a new mystery with more murder, dangerous intrigue, and highly inconvenient exams. Read full book review >

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MOON PIE by Simon Mason
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Love conquers all in this big-hearted and heartbreaking story of Martha, Tug and their errant father who, in time, stops acting like a wild gibbon and finds his way home. (Fiction. 9-12)"
British author Mason has conjured a rarity indeed—a tremendously charming, unflinching account of a parent's downward spiral. Read full book review >

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THE QUIGLEYS IN A SPIN by Simon Mason
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2006

"Bring on the Quigleys—a real family! (Fiction. 7-12)"
Mum, Dad, Will and Lucy Quigley, are back in all their hilarity. Read full book review >

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THE QUIGLEYS AT LARGE by Simon Mason
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2003

"With its generous font and ample illustration and white space, this will be the next treat for the Hurwitz and Cleary crowd. (Fiction. 7-12)"
The Quigleys are back! Read full book review >

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THE QUIGLEYS by Simon Mason
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2002

"Plentiful line drawings extend the fun. (Fiction. 7-10)"
As droll as a Britcom and as true to the spirit of family life as the all-American Quimbys, this import introduces the Quigleys: siblings Lucy and Will and their slightly feckless but loving parents. Read full book review >

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THE QUIGLEYS NOT FOR SALE by Simon Mason
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 9, 2004

"Perfect for the new chapter-book reader with a skewed sense of humor and for the adults who read aloud to them. (Fiction. 7-12)"
Mr. and Mrs. Quigley and their children, Will and Lucy, have managed to stay alive for another installment of their exciting and entertaining lives. Read full book review >

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Oldenglen by Robin Mason
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A well-written, engaging debut fantasy."
When Jackson's family moves to a forested area, he stumbles upon secrets that will change his life forever in this middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

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OCEAN COMMOTION by Janeen Mason
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"A better introduction for young readers or listeners is Nicola Davies's One Tiny Turtle (2001). (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
Mason follows a loggerhead turtle, hatched in Florida, as she explores the oceans and, after many years, returns to her birthplace to mate and lay her eggs. Read full book review >

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CAMEL RIDER by Prue Mason
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"Though the ending is pat and some characters aren't well defined, there's more than enough here to sustain interest and to open readers' eyes to a way of life they'll hardly believe actually exists. (author's note) (Fiction. 10-13)"
First-novelist Mason makes an auspicious debut with this Australian import about two boys from disparate cultures who form a bond under harrowing circumstances. Read full book review >

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PARTY GIRL by Sarah Mason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2005

"Mason (Society Girls, June 2005, etc.) adds a warm familial tone to the eccentric proceedings in this featherweight Brit-chick romp."
Single London party planner has mixed feelings when tapped to arrange a charity ball at the country estate she once called home. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN NINETIES by Lisa Mason
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 9, 1995

"Tremendously hardworking, with a heavy emphasis on seamy period detail, but neither the plot nor the time-travel framework adds upand the present-tense narrative merely compounds the difficulties."
Convoluted time-travel yarna sort of multiple-reality Chinatownfrom the author of Arachne (1990), etc. In the year 2496, Zhu Wong, a revolutionary Daughter of Compassion, is arrested for attempted murder, detoxed, then brought before the red-haired Chiron of the Luxon Institute for Superluminal Applications. Read full book review >