Search Results: "Ellen Fischer"


BOOK REVIEW

GROVER AND BIG BIRD'S PASSOVER CELEBRATION by Tilda Balsley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Utterly artless but familiar; good for families whose children are nuts for Muppets. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The well-known Sesame Street characters visit Israel and impart information about the Passover holiday and story while on their way to a seder at the home of friends Avigail and Brosh. Read full book review >

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IF AN ARMADILLO WENT TO A RESTAURANT by Ellen Fischer
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 2, 2014

"A good joke that lost its way a bit. (Picture book. 4-7)"
What do animals eat? In question-and-answer form, the human narrator compares animal restaurant orders with her own. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LATKE, THE LUCKY DOG by Ellen Fischer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Though it's fairly unoriginal at its core, this story's charismatic star will have appeal in dog-loving households. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A rescued dog chosen as a Hanukkah present at an animal shelter relates his good luck as he learns to adapt to his new family and home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT'S A MITZVAH, GROVER! by Tilda Balsley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Mitzvahs galore for Muppet lovers. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Can a book do its job too well? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHALOM EVERYBODEEE! by Tilda Balsley
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Dedicated viewers of the show will be thrilled with the book. Other readers might enjoy it more with Grover around to act it out. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The best way to experience this book is to find someone who does a really good Grover impression for a read-aloud. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FALLING INTO GREEN by Cher Fischer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 2012

"Fischer's debut may come off as preachy to all but the most avid friends of planet earth."
A nature lover turns amateur detective in a story that combines mystery with relentless do-gooding. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE THOUGHT GANG by Tibor Fischer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"Clever, but not obnoxious like so many young Brit wits, Fischer captures a wild end of the millennium funkiness: He's a boss young writer with great stateside potential."
The second novel by the author of Under the Frog (1994, not reviewed) is a history of Western philosophy disguised as hard- boiled crime fiction, which may be the only way to do philosophy these days—slanted, skewed, and rude. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

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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BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 20, 2006

"Quite nicely done. (Fiction. YA)"
A seventh-grader is expelled from school for wearing a shirt reading, “Have a Holly, Jolly Christmas.” Read full book review >