Books by Doris Ettlinger

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2018

"Although young readers will not already know the names of these women nor the significance of their achievements in flying history, this visual chronicle can serve as an introduction to the era. (author's note, maps, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Another picture-book biography of women pilots who made aviation records lines up on the runway. Read full book review >
A BOOK FOR BLACK-EYED SUSAN by Judy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Young's telling is raw but tempered by an oblique approach to the cruelest moments and softened by a lovely chance encounter years later, the type of encounter that would only happen if one took the time and effort to fashion a book from the scraps of a life with little comfort and fewer promises. (Picture book. 6-10)"
This is a story of heartbreak and resolve, of the punishing tribulations that were once part and parcel of the frontier experience. Read full book review >
ABE LINCOLN LOVED ANIMALS by Ellen Jackson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Well done. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
There is a wealth of anecdotal and scholarly evidence that Abraham Lincoln abhorred cruelty to animals in a time when that was not a popular sentiment. Read full book review >
THE ORANGE SHOES by Trinka Hakes Noble
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Ettlinger's colored-pencil-and-watercolor illustrations are warm, lush and full of detail, evoking the period and simplicity of a small country community. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A country girl heads to her one-room schoolhouse barefoot and happy, but is mocked by her classmate for being poor and dumb. Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

A true story, aside from snatches of invented dialogue, this account centers on a young blind man's determination to become less dependent on the whims and charity of others. Read full book review >
PILGRIM CAT by Carol Antoinette Peacock
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Watercolor illustrations are delicate and accurately rendered, complementing the gentle but interesting Thanksgiving tale. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The Mayflower sailed in September 1620; in this imagined story, a young Pilgrim, Faith Barrett, and a cat were among the 55 passengers that made it to America. Read full book review >
PIGEON HERO! by Shirley Raye Redmond
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Despite these minor drawbacks, historical settings and interesting true stories for easy readers are always welcome, and G.I. Joe is a plucky fellow with an intriguing tale. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
The true story of a carrier pigeon in WWII is the premise for this mid-level easy reader that will appeal to young readers interested in airplanes and the era of the world wars. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"A solid offering for young readers. (poem, bibliography) (Fiction. 6-9)"
Goodman tells the story of Robert Henry Hendershot, the famous "Drummer Boy of the Rappahannock." Read full book review >