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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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 >

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THE APPLE DOLL by Elisa Kleven
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 2007

"Two final pages tell how to make an apple doll, a craft sure to be added to the standard apple curriculum. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Lizzy loves her apple tree in all seasons, but now that it's fall, she's very worried about her first day at school. Read full book review >

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THE PAPER PRINCESS FLIES AGAIN by Elisa Kleven
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Kleven's tale is a slight bit of whimsy that will appeal to imaginative young readers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In previous installments in this series, Lucy found a torn and tattered paper princess, made her beautiful new clothes and created a paper dog to keep her company. Read full book review >

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THE HORRIBLY HUNGRY GINGERBREAD BOY by Elisa Kleven
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A playful retelling of a classic folk tale, winningly illustrated. (recipe, landmark index) (Picture book. 4-8)"
What makes a gingerbread boy run amok the way he does? 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 >

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THE PACK by Elisa Carbone
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"An author's note offers information on wolves, examples of real 'wolf children,' and Web sites about school violence. (Fiction. 12-14)"
The tip-off that there will be mayhem occurs in the first paragraph of this awkward effort that pairs the theme of wolf behavior with a Columbine-style school massacre. Read full book review >

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STORM WARRIORS by Elisa Carbone
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"While every bit as rousing a tale of men against the sea as Donna Hill's Shipwreck Season (1998), another tribute to the US Life-Saving Service, Nathan's narrative also creates a vivid picture of his time's harsh racial storms. (afterword) (Fiction. 11-13)"
The author of Stealing Freedom (1998) again runs a strong-minded young person headlong into barriers of custom and racial prejudice. Read full book review >

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STARTING SCHOOL WITH AN ENEMY by Elisa Carbone
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1998

"Shrewdly, with sharp characterizations, Carbone delivers a difficult lesson in an exciting tale. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A story that starts out like any other about playground quarrels, but briskly moves into some gratifying intricacies about the nature of fighting and winning. Read full book review >