Search Results: "Ella Hudson"


BOOK REVIEW

HUDSON HATES SCHOOL by Ella  Hudson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"It's no wonder that Hudson hates school, and it's hard to see how readers will feel any different. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Hudson has many interests, but school is a misery for him until he learns to work with his dyslexia. Read full book review >

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HUDSON by Janice Weaver
by Janice Weaver, illustrated by David Craig
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"Craig's poignant illustrations evoke 17th-century style. (historic sites, suggested reading, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
The complex story of explorer Henry Hudson, who, when remembered at all, is known more for his temper, favoritism and failed expeditions than anything else. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELLA by Mallory Kasdan
by Mallory Kasdan, illustrated by Marcos Chin
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Jan. 22, 2015

"For hipsters of all ages. (Picture book. 6-adult)"
An iconic picture book gets rebooted. Read full book review >

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ELLA FITZGERALD by Stuart Nicholson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1994

"But his musical analyses enliven his language, and his treatment of his subject's human and musical strengths and weaknesses is well balanced."
The First Lady of Song is more than deserving of a full-length biography, and English musician-critic Nicholson (Jazz: The Modern Resurgence, not reviewed) is erudite and intelligent. Read full book review >

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ELLA FITZGERALD by Tanya Lee Stone
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Readers will come away knowing much more about jazz history than they would have expected and will find it hard to stop reading about this fascinating woman. (source notes, bibliography, index, author's note) (Biography. 11+)"
Explaining that the story of her subject's life was often filled with misinformation, Stone uses extensive resources to set the record straight. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2001

"Cool. (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
In this terrific picture-book biography, Scat Cat Monroe, a slick, fast-talking cat tells the story of Ella Fitzgerald, the Queen of Scat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROCK HUDSON by David Bret
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2006

"Empty pillow talk."
A superficial biography of a major film star and icon. Read full book review >

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HATTIE & HUDSON by Chris Van Dusen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"Outdoor enthusiasts will celebrate this brave young heroine as she schools the town on acceptance. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A lanky, little explorer paddles her canoe on a lake and inadvertently sings up a huge, green beast. Read full book review >

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EMILY HUDSON by Melissa Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2010

"Sure to ignite controversy among Jamesians."
London-born author Jones' novel explores the troubled relationship of an American expatriate novelist and his cousin, a charming orphan infected with tuberculosis. Read full book review >

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JUST ELLA by Margaret Peterson Haddix
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"This cleverly done book would make a good read-aloud for younger children, an addition to units on myth and fairy tales at the middle-school level, and will also entertain high school students—and lead them to Haddix's other, more contemporary works. (Fiction. 10-16)"
In the wake of Gail Carson Levine's Ella Enchanted (1997) and such recent movies as Ever After, Haddix (Among the Hidden, 1998, etc.) has her own ideas about whether Cinderella really lived happily ever after. Read full book review >

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ELLA ENCHANTED by Gail Carson Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 1997

"This refreshing take on one of the world's most popular fairy tales preserves the spirit of the original but adds plenty of humorous twists and a spunky, intelligent female lead. (Fiction/folklore. 11-13)"
Levine plays her debut expansion of the Cinderella story as a straight—well, nearly straight—romance, sloughing off its layers of Freudian symbolism and creating a lively, stubborn heroine to keep the action tumbling along. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELLA WHO? by Linda Ashman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A slim storyline is enhanced by the detailed illustrations and the absurd behavior of adults who need a lesson in listening. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An elephant comes to play, but none of the adults realizes that anything is unusual. Read full book review >