Books by Laura Malone Elliott

DA VINCI'S TIGER by Laura Malone Elliott
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Not credible as fiction, but the bonanza of fascinating details about life in Renaissance Italy has appeal. (Historical fiction. 13-18)"
In politically turbulent Renaissance Florence, the admirer of a beautiful, married noblewoman changes her life when he commissions a young Leonardo da Vinci to paint her portrait. Read full book review >
THANKSGIVING DAY THANKS by Laura Malone Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"With its wide variety of activities and crafts, this is sure to spark some classroom celebration ideas, though it otherwise doesn't stand out from other holiday titles. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sam has trouble thinking of what he is most grateful for when his class celebrates Thanksgiving, and Elliott has trouble sustaining the focus on group relationships begun with Sam's first outing (A String of Hearts, 2010). Read full book review >
HUNTER & STRIPE & THE SOCCER SHOWDOWN by Laura Malone Elliott
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Elliott neatly separates pleasure from instinct, while Munsinger's stumpy, zealous characters add the right degree of empathy and laughs. (Picture book. 4-7)"
"Winning isn't everything," coach Vince Lombardi famously said, "it's the only thing." Read full book review >
FLYING SOUTH by Laura Malone Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"Elliott's sure hand explores a complicated chapter in America's ambivalence toward race, including the attitude many white people held regarding the social changes all around them. (Fiction. 9-14)"
It's the sultry summer of '68 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Read full book review >
HUNTER’S BEST FRIEND AT SCHOOL by Laura Malone Elliott
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2002

"Readers will readily respond to Hunter's dilemma and be reassured by his ultimate success. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Hunter wonders what to do when his best friend Stripe decides to be naughty at school and expects Hunter to join in on the roguish behavior. Read full book review >