Search Results: "Ella Thorp Ellis"


BOOK REVIEW

THE YEAR OF MY INDIAN PRINCE by Ella Thorp Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2001

"There is equally little here to occupy the readers, but for romance lovers there is a certain charm in the unique setting. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A fictionalized memoir of a young girl's romance with an exotic Indian Prince while seeking a cure for her tuberculosis in a sanitarium in 1946. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

AN ELLIS ISLAND CHRISTMAS by Maxinne Rhea Leighton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Still, authentic details plus Nolan's misty, rather somber paintings capture the period—especially the Ellis Island site—with grace and care. (Young reader/Picture book. 5- 9)"
A first-time author re-creates her father's experience of coming to America early in this century with his family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Suggestions for further reading include titles for both adults and children. (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
With the handsome treatment readers have come to expect, Bial presents the history of the New York Harbor immigration station that processed a good half of the immigrants coming to America between 1892 and 1924. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 1993

"Source notes; discography; bibliography; index. (Biography. 12+)"
From her amateur debut at 16 (or possibly 14), Ella Fitzgerald has shown an ability to adapt to changes in fortune and musical taste, keeping her at or near the top of her profession for more than half a century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AT ELLIS ISLAND by Louise Peacock
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2007

"This last element is often ponderous and intrusive, an adult layer over what are children's voices, and ultimately limits the effectiveness of an otherwise artfully organized whole. (bibliography, websites) (Fictionalized nonfiction. 8-12)"
The voice of a fictional immigrant girl joins with those of historical narratives and the author's own to paint a portrait of Ellis Island and the children who passed through it. Read full book review >