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At the Jim Bridger
Ron Carlson
May 2003
Book Review
In his collection At the Jim Bridger, Ron Carlson exhibits an old-fashioned humanity. He not only believes in the self, he believes that it's a good thing. The men and boys in these stories stumble into quietly critical moments that invite them to surrender their integrity. Some succumb, some don't, but the author himself is clearly never in doubt that integrity exists and that it matters. The problem is brought up most explicitly in the exquisite, funny opening story, "Towel Season." Edison is a theoretical engineer who lives with his young family in a chummy suburb. Over the course of one summer--one "towel season"--Edison pursues a slippery engineering problem by day and socializes with his neighbors by night. The other dads all work in applied engineering, and they exert a gentle pressure on Edison to get his head out of...

Don't Open the Door after the Sun Goes Down: Tales of the Real and Unreal
Al Carusone
July 1994
From School Library Journal
Grade 5-6-A disappointing collection of frightening tales. The stories lack the delicious creepiness that makes Alvin Schwartz's books so appealing; little (if any) original spark exists in this anthology, which seems to rehash themes seen over and over. The warning in the title story, for example, is a device that can be traced all the way back to the myth of Pandora's box. Other timeworn cliches include the ubiquitous "lost-in-the-woods" campfire tale, the "saved from death by a ghost" story, and the venerable tale of the "witch next door" (across the street in this case). There is definitely a young audience hungry for scary stories out there, but though some of them may read these selections, few will find them lively or gruesome enough to give this book a permanent place next to Alvin Schwartz's "Scary...

Learn to Draw Comics
George L. Carlson
Oct 2002
Book Description
This user-friendly guide from the 1930s offers aspiring cartoonists a wealth of practical advice. Rich in period flavor, it supplies the ageless foundations of comic art. Abundant illustrations and clear, nontechnical prose cover: creating expressions, attaining proportion and applying perspective, depicting anatomy, simple shading, achieving consistency, lettering, and writing a strip. Other useful tips focus on characterization, drawing children and animals, and cartoons in advertising. Unabridged reprint of the classic 1933 edition.

Miles of Smiles
Carole Terwilliger Meyers
June 1992
Book Description
Please add "Revised in 2002" in the "Product Details" section since we did a revision at that time but maintained the same

Card catalog description
A collection of 101 games and activities for children and adults to share while traveling.

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