Search Results: "Ellen Jensen Abbott"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CENTAUR'S DAUGHTER by Ellen Jensen Abbott
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Nonetheless, readers who don't mind being bludgeoned with 'Tolerance GOOD! Prejudice BAD!' should find this a diverting-enough adventure. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
Heavy-handed moralizing weighs down a generic but competent coming-of-age fantasy. Read full book review >

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WATERSMEET by Ellen Jensen Abbott
FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2009

"Well-meaning but deeply flawed. (Fantasy. YA)"
Message trumps storytelling in this earnest fantasy quest. Read full book review >

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CINDY ELLEN by Susan Lowell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2000

"Bright, stylish, and with a boosterish concluding note on women in rodeo. (Picture book/fairy tale. 7-9)"
From the author of The Bootmaker and the Elves (1997), another ripsnortin' Western take on a traditional fairy tale. Read full book review >

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ELLEN TEBBITS by Louis Darling
FICTION
Released: Sept. 5, 1951

"An eraser clapping session, however, patches the quarrel."
It seems obvious from this entrancing successor to Henry Huggins that the author is as well acquainted with the whisperings, weeps and whoops of third grade distaff side as she is with the ways of young men like Henry. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 15, 2006

"A fine companion to Elizabeth Partridge's Restless Spirit: The Life and Work of Dorothea Lange (1998) and Susan Goldman Rubin's Margaret Bourke-White (1999). (acknowledgments, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Berenice Abbott was a "fierce champion of photographic realism." Read full book review >

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BECOMING ELLEN by Shari Shattuck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"A tale of kindhearted, hesitant heroism, with a little vigilante justice."
Ellen and her blind best friend, Temerity, again take on the wrongs of this world, letting neither emotional scarring nor physical disability stand in their way. Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE ELLEN by Shari Shattuck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2014

"What could be a charming tale of redemption becomes a heavy-handed fable."
Abandoned by her mother when she was just 5, Ellen bounced from foster families to group homes, learning to hide from the world. Shy, reclusive and obese, she's socially invisible to most people. Read full book review >

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JOHN JENSEN FEELS DIFFERENT by Henrik Hovland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"In between giggles, children will find much to think about. (Picture book. 5-9)"
John Jensen lives a perfectly ordinary, one would even say dull, life. So why does he "feel different"? Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A map of Richmond would have been a nice addition. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Told in a series of letters between young freed slave Liza Bowser and Miss Bet (Elizabeth L. Van Lew), who freed young Liza and sent her from Richmond, Virginia, to Philadelphia to be educated, this is fiction based on facts. Read full book review >

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HOT DAY ON ABBOTT AVENUE by Karen English
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2004

"So good!' (Picture book. 5-8)"
It's a hot day—it's also a "best-friend-breakup day." Read full book review >

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BERENICE ABBOTT: CHANGING NEW YORK by Bonnie Yochelson
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 30, 1997

"An elegant, eminently browsable record of Manhattan's cityscapes, including many now entirely vanished."
In 1935 Abbott (18981991), already an experienced documentary photographer, set out with a bulky view camera to capture Manhattan's streets and building facades, to provide a thorough record of how the city looked at one point in time. Read full book review >