Search Results: "Ellen Conford"


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CRUSH by Ellen Conford
FICTION
Released: Jan. 31, 1998

"Each piece is more of a one-joke concept than a fully rendered story, and doesn't even qualify as brain candy. (Short stories. 12-14)"
From Conford (The Frog Princess of Pelham, p. 638, etc.), a mediocre collection of stories about dating. Read full book review >

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THE FROG PRINCESS OF PELHAM by Ellen Conford
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1997

"Cotton candy for middle-school brains. (Fiction. 9-12)"
From Conford (Get the Picture, Jenny Archer?, 1995, etc.), a lighthearted, somewhat hollow read. Read full book review >

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DEAR MOM, GET ME OUT OF HERE! by Ellen Conford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Send Conford fans who enjoy this on to Gordon Korman's books. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A lightweight farce with a daffy but resourceful cast and a surprise climax. Read full book review >

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LOVING SOMEONE ELSE by Ellen Conford
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"Worthy ideals, to be sure, but all part of the formula. (Fiction. 11+)"
After her family's fortune collapses, Holly goes to work for the nutty, elderly Brewster sisters. Read full book review >

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I LOVE YOU, I HATE YOU, GET LOST by Ellen Conford
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1994

"Otherwise, thoroughly enjoyable. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Seven entertaining, mostly funny stories with themes that include first love, troublesome siblings, aggravating parents, and horoscopes. Read full book review >

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JENNY ARCHER TO THE RESCUE by Ellen Conford
Released: Dec. 1, 1990

Conford sticks to her proven formula in this fifth "Springboard Book" about the irrepressible Jenny. Read full book review >

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GET THE PICTURE, JENNY ARCHER? by Ellen Conford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Convoluted and dull. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Jenny Archer (Can Do, Jenny Archer, 1991, etc.) is disappointed when her grandfather's ballyhooed surprise for her turns out to be nothing but a used camera. Read full book review >

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CAN DO, JENNY ARCHER by Ellen Conford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 2, 1991

"Sixth in a popular series. (Fiction. 9-11)"
The school is buying video equipment with the proceeds from a scrap-metal drive, and the student who collects the most cans will get to direct the first film! Read full book review >

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ANNABEL THE ACTRESS STARRING IN JUST A LITTLE EXTRA by Ellen Conford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Enhanced by Andriani's charming black-and-white drawings, younger girls in search of a funny, fast-paced chapter book need look no further.(Fiction. 7-10)"
Conford's (Crush, 1999, etc.) wit twinkles in her delightful new chapter book that chronicles the return of Annabel, the aspiring actress who is about to get her "Big Break." Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2002

"Sadly, despite the fact that the Conford's production is smooth and professional, it's also rather hollow, technically on point but lacking her special brand of energized sparkle. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Cute and lightly amusing though not as funny as its predecessor (Starring in Just a Little Extra, 2000, etc.), this time Annabel, Conford's can-do budding actress heroine, is offered a part in an interactive mystery play. Read full book review >

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ELLEN ULLMAN
by Gregory McNamee

A thinking machine, grumbled the tradition-minded British writer G. K. Chesterton, “is a brainless phrase of modern fatalism and materialism.” He added, “A machine only is a machine because it cannot think.”

But that was at the turn of the last century. A dozen decades later, thinking machines are among us, machines that learn from our behavior and ...


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ELLEN OH
by Alex Heimbach

Like most writers, Ellen Oh was an avid reader growing up. “Books were always my friends,” she says. At least until second grade, when her teacher read The Five Chinese Brothers to the class. Afterwards, her classmates taunted her with racial slurs, and one boy tried to paint her skin yellow because she was "the wrong color for a ...


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