Search Results: "Elisa Albert"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW THIS NIGHT IS DIFFERENT by Elisa Albert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 10, 2006

"An exciting debut: sincerely touching, mordantly funny and superbly assured."
Jewish rituals—some timeless, some contemporary—give thematic shape and emotional texture to this debut collection. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF DAHLIA by Elisa Albert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 2008

"A disappointing attempt from a talented writer."
The author of the story collection How This Night Is Different (2006) considers mortality in her first novel. Read full book review >

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FREUD'S BLIND SPOT by Elisa Albert
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 16, 2010

"Therapeutic for the editor and a significant bounty for readers."
An introspective, provocative collection of firsthand accounts of siblinghood's joys and pains. Read full book review >

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THE WISHING BALL by Elisa Kleven
ANIMALS
Released: March 2, 2006

"Kleven's colors are bright and cheerful, her characters are charmingly expressive and her brushstrokes are lively and energetic. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Nellie, a lonely, hungry stray cat, dreams about a wishing star that will make her wishes come true. Read full book review >

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THE PUDDLE PAIL by Elisa Kleven
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1997

"The buoyant tale is set out in somewhat cluttered scenes in garish colors, but the collage technique and the repetition of patterns—to help children understand Ernst's activity—are pleasing. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Kleven reprises the character of Ernst: In another story about the blue crocodile and his bossy brother, Sol, the two have distinct personalities, and Sol attempts to impose his will on the younger. Read full book review >

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THE FRIENDSHIP WISH by Elisa Kleven
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Although it may not be eventful enough for the masses, this quiet story could be just right for a preschooler who is about to begin school, has just moved or is shy about meeting new peers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Dreams of angels help the new dog in the neighborhood make friends. Read full book review >

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WELCOME HOME, MOUSE by Elisa Kleven
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"Kleven's inspiring words and her paint, ink and cut-paper art burst with the same kind of joyous creativity displayed by Stanley. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Every word and brush stroke is spot-on in this luminous celebration of creativity, conservation and compassion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A MONSTER IN THE HOUSE by Elisa Kleven
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"A wondrously silly tall tale with grandly domestic origins; expect laughter as readers grasp the truth of the monster's identity. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Kleven (The Puddle Pail, 1997, etc.) offers up a kid's-eye perspective on the amazing tumult created by a baby in the house. Read full book review >

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THE DANCING DEER AND THE FOOLISH HUNTER by Elisa Kleven
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Part eco-awareness tract, part trickster tale, this delivers a heavily earnest message just lightly enough to keep it from sinking under its own weight. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Kleven (Sun Bread, 2001, etc.) folds folkloric elements into this original tale, just as she incorporates yarn, swatches of cloth, cut paper, and bits of photos into her brightly busy paintings. Read full book review >

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THE PAPER PRINCESS FINDS HER WAY by Elisa Kleven
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Younger readers will gladly go along on her odyssey, and thoughtful older ones may glimpse the metaphorical journey underlying it. (Picture book. 7-9)"
In lightly sentimental language that will strike a chord with Velveteen Rabbit fans, Kleven takes the small paper doll introduced in Paper Princess (1994) through further adventures and changes. Read full book review >

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THE PAPER PRINCESS by Elisa Kleven
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1994

"Fine for reading aloud or alone. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The illustrator of Dorros's Abuela (1991, ALA Notable) again depicts an aerial journey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GLASSWINGS by Elisa Kleven
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2013

"A joyously optimistic book. (author's note) (Picture book. 2-5)"
Seasoned illustrator Kleven presents a rich, colorful picture book with a strong ecological message. Read full book review >