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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AND ON THE EIGHTH DAY SHE RESTED by J.D. Mason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"Well-intentioned: pulp with a cause."
A Cinderella makeover, a noble cause, and likable people don't quite rescue an amateurish debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Although stronger in explaining how we got into the current mess than what's to be done about it, Masons's slant on history— the human-animal orbit—is clever and subversive."
Throw a brick, suggests attorney Mason (coauthor, Animal Factories, 1980), and chances are good that you'll hit a ``dominionist''—someone convinced of the natural superiority of human beings and of their right to exploit all other living things. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CYRUS  by Mason Balouchian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2017

"A dramatic and instructive history of the birth of Persia."
A work of historical fiction focuses on the life of Cyrus the Great, the founder of the Persian Empire. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHICKENHAWK: BACK IN THE WORLD by Robert Mason
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1993

"Enough of this author's life, already; henceforth, he should stick to his clever, winsome thrillers."
The trials and triumphs of a Vietnam vet, revealed in a soft- spoken, sometimes even bloodless sequel to Mason's acclaimed war memoir, Chickenhawk (1983). Read full book review >