Search Results: "Ellen Emerson White"


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WEBSTER by Ellen Emerson White
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"An empathetic story told in a fun, lighthearted way. (Fiction. 8-14)"
An abused dog with attitude problems finds a home in this middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

"The best part is the Historical Note, which provides an overview of the war in Vietnam and may make the volume of use to report-writers. (Fiction. 9-14)"
"I pretty much use the same words over and over, because I don't know very many," soldier Patrick Seamus Flaherty tells Doc Jarvis midway through this entry in the Dear America series. Read full book review >

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A SEASON OF DARING GREATLY by Ellen Emerson White
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Go girl. (Fiction. 13-18)"
High school senior Jill Cafferty is a very talented pitcher who is about to become the first woman to be drafted by a major league baseball team. Read full book review >

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ALL EMERGENCIES, RING SUPER by Ellen Emerson White
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1997

"A lackadaisical slice of downscale New York chic, whose dependably bright-eyed heroine deserves fewer fits and starts."
Acting jobs in New York aren't the most reliable source of income, and so Dana Coakley fills the time between TV ads for coffee by doubling as super of her Upper West Side building. Read full book review >

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SANTA PAWS by Ellen Emerson White
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Blake's excellent watercolor illustrations include an appealing cover with the dog popping out of a Christmas package, but his polished paintings can't pull off a Santa Paws-style rescue. (Picture book. 5-8)"
White has adapted material from her series of chapter books (written under the pen name of Nicholas Edwards) about a homeless dog named Santa Paws. Read full book review >

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THE ROAD HOME by Ellen Emerson White
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"Although White's writing is sometimes cumbersome—as in her overuse of italics for emphasis—she recounts this tale of despair and recovery in a fast-paced, vivid, and realistic voice. (Fiction. 13+)"
Rebecca Phillips, 22, is a nurse in Vietnam who has already lost her boyfriend, Billy McDonough, and her two best friends in the war. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

"A lengthy historical note with photographs follows the fictional diary. (Fiction. 10-14)"
This ersatz diary, in the Dear America series, belongs to Molly MacKenzie Flaherty, a 15-year-old Boston high-school student during the Vietnam War. Read full book review >

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A LEAGUE OF HER OWN
by Leila Roy

“I want you to do this because you genuinely want to play, not because—well, because you feel the weight of historical responsibility.”
“Can’t both be true?” Jill asked.
“I don’t know,” her mother said. “Can they?”
She sure hoped so.
A Season of Daring Greatly, by Ellen Emerson White

High school senior Jill Cafferty had ...


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NEW IN FEBRUARY 2017
by Leila Roy

Is it too late to put together a short list of the February books I’m looking forward to? Ah well, I’m sorry—that question was clearly disingenuous, because obviously I’ve made the list regardless. There are so, so many new releases to be excited about, and the fact that I have a big pile of them on hand makes the sixteen ...


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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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HUSH LITTLE DIGGER by Ellen Olson-Brown
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 2006

"Not as cleverly crafted as Daniel Kirk's Hush Little Alien (1999), but for those children with a vehicle mania, this illustrated lullaby will drive away the blues. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Olson-Brown borrows the tune of "Hush Little Baby" and adapts it for the benefit of the automotive-obsessed youngster. Read full book review >

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READING ACROSS THE COUNTRY MAINE
by Leila Roy

One of the funny things about living in a state nicknamed ‘Vacationland’—especially living near the coast—is that, for locals, a huge part of summertime is about avoiding the tourist-heavy spots. You know, like the beach.

So, rather than actually leaving our houses and enjoying these lovely, lovely days in public, a large percentage of us Year-Rounders do quite a lot ...


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