Search Results: "Ellen Meister"


BOOK REVIEW

SECRET CONFESSIONS OF THE APPLEWOOD PTA by Ellen Meister
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Comical yet poignant read without too much melodrama."
Three conflicted housewives in Applewood, Long Island, long for something more fulfilling than what their families and their membership in the local PTA offer. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER LIFE by Ellen Meister
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2011

"Despite the (rickety) fantasy bells and whistles, the end result is a standard-issue domestic tearjerker."
Instead of her usual lighthearted comedy, Meister (The Smart One, 2008, etc.) attempts spiritual uplift with this semi-supernatural story about a Long Island woman in crisis who accesses portals to an alternative life. Read full book review >

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DOROTHY PARKER DRANK HERE by Ellen Meister
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Not even death can keep Dorothy Parker down in this sad and funny story."
The ghost of Dorothy Parker meddles with the lives of mortals in this sequel from Meister (Farewell, Dorothy Parker, 2013). Read full book review >

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FAREWELL, DOROTHY PARKER by Ellen Meister
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2013

"As self-empowerment romantic comedies go, this perfectly pleasant one hits all the predictable marks."
The ghost of the eponymous 20th-century wit visits a present-day movie reviewer who lacks Parker's backbone in this mix of comedy and tear-jerker from Meister (The Other Life, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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TINY'S BATH by Cari Meister
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Davis's playful illustrations romp alongside the beginning reader text, using an easy, loping giganticism to portray this big pet's appeal. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In this Easy-to-Read entry is a dog large enough to chase Clifford the big red dog right out of town. Read full book review >

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WHEN TINY WAS TINY by Cari Meister
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Davis's brightly colored, ebullient illustrations, with their comic-book energy, expertly convey the camaraderie between owner and dog. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Meister (Tiny's Bath, p. 303) records the continuing adventures of the misnamed Tiny, and the results will captivate new readers. 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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BOOK REVIEW

LUTHER’S HALLOWEEN by Cari Meister
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"The ironic twist of the monster being scared makes this a perfect, not-too-scary Halloween tale about overcoming fears for young ghosts and goblins. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Luther is a triceratops (you can tell by the horn on his nose). Read full book review >

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TINY THE SNOW DOG by Cari Meister
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Can a springtime adventure for Tiny be far behind? (Easy reader. 4-7)"
Meister and Davis team up for their fourth beginning easy reader about Tiny, a gigantic golden dog who is anything but tiny. Read full book review >

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SKINNY AND FATS, BEST FRIENDS by Cari Meister
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2002

"Name-calling and weight problems are real issues in the elementary school world, and it's unfortunate that Fats and Skinny have names that serve as labels for their weight. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Meister, author of the Tiny the dog stories (Tiny the Snow Dog, 2001, etc.), offers a mid-level easy reader about two best friends, a dimwitted pig called Fats and a smart rabbit called Skinny. Read full book review >

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TINY GOES BACK TO SCHOOL by Cari Meister
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2014

"Never underestimate the power of a treat to motivate. (Early reader. 4-6)"
When Tiny fails to do any of his tricks—sit, stay, shake—his owner decides it's time for the anything-but-tiny dog to go back to school. Read full book review >