Search Results: "Elisa Ludwig"


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PRETTY WANTED by Elisa Ludwig
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 17, 2015

"A satisfying close to this trilogy that began with a clever high school prank and morphed into a full-scale action adventure. (Thriller. 12-18)"
This conclusion of the Pretty Crooked trilogy follows the continuing adventures of Willa and Aidan. Read full book review >

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COIN HEIST by Elisa Ludwig
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 10, 2014

"Frustratingly erratic. (Thriller. 12-16)"
After an embezzlement fiasco sends their school into bankruptcy, four teens with little in common unite to pull off a massive heist in order to save it. Read full book review >

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PRETTY CROOKED by Elisa Ludwig
Released: March 13, 2012

"A solid debut. (Suspense. 12 & up)"
This debut keeps readers zooming along as a formerly poor girl plays Robin Hood when she strikes it rich. Read full book review >

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PRETTY SLY by Elisa Ludwig
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 18, 2014

"Crackling-good adventure. (Thriller. 12-16)"
Suspense rules in this sequel to Pretty Crooked (2012), as Willa goes on the lam to find her missing mother. Read full book review >

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MAKE ROOM FOR ELISA by Johanna Hurwitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A humorous, recognizable portrayal of family life, with Hoban's characteristic b&w sketches to add dimension. (Fiction. 4- 8)"
Russell's little sister (``E'' Is for Elisa, 1991), now five, helps Russell through an embarrassing moment at his violin recital; gets eyeglasses; finds herself locked in the bathroom of the family's new apartment; learns a lesson about admitting wrongdoing; and, finally, welcomes a new baby brother. Read full book review >

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'E' IS FOR ELISA by Johanna Hurwitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 1991

"Fans are sure to enjoy this latest entry in a popular series. (Fiction. 4-10)"
These six easily read chapters about the four-year-old sister of Russell, one of Hurwitz's favorite characters, are appropriate for precocious readers and listeners as well as for Russell's third-grade contemporaries. Read full book review >

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ELISA MICHAELS, BIGGER & BETTER by Johanna Hurwitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Familiar situations and characters, frequent pencil illustrations, and generous font and white space make this a perfect transitional book for new readers who will look forward to following Elisa and her warm family and friends in the future. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Elisa, almost eight, is the star of the newest Riverside Kids series. Read full book review >

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EVER-CLEVER ELISA by Johanna Hurwitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"This story is full of good intentions, but lacks energy. (b&w illustrations) (Fiction. 5-8)"
There are few surprises in this outing from Hurwitz (Make Room for Elisa, 1993, etc.), who lays on the lessons with heavy hand and subdues any potential excitement with deadening passive-voice narration: ``Books were given out to the students, and the routine was explained.'' In six short chapters, Elisa attends her first day of first grade, follows her father into a voting booth, counts down to her birthday, celebrates Mother's Day in the wee hours of the morning, swallows a tooth, and enters a raffle. Read full book review >

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LUDWIG THE SPACE DOG by Henning Löhlein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"The right stuff for all young would-be space explorers. (Novelty picture book. 6-9)"
3-D illustrations propel into orbit this imported tale of a dog with stars in his eyes. Read full book review >

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THE LUDWIG CONSPIRACY by Oliver Pötzsch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Fans of bookish European fiction will enjoy this, the too abundant Dan Brown-ian motions notwithstanding."
Who was that Cowled Man? Austrian novelist Pötzsch serves up an ambitious though familiar tale of Mad King Ludwig. Read full book review >

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THE 39 APARTMENTS OF LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN by Jonah Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2006

"A handsome and engaging tale. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Those appreciative of Beethoven's work can now commiserate with the difficulties of owning five legless pianos and having to move in and out of 39 apartments all because of rude neighbors who couldn't tell a good note from a toneless bang. 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 >