Search Results: "Ellen Oh"


BOOK REVIEW

FLYING LESSONS & OTHER STORIES by Ellen Oh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A natural for middle school classrooms and libraries, this strong collection should find eager readers. (Anthology. 8-12)"
Edited by We Need Diverse Books co-founder Oh, a collection of short stories that embraces a wide cultural spectrum of authorship. Read full book review >

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KING by Ellen Oh
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 30, 2015

"This finale is recommended only for completists. (map, glossary) (Fantasy. 13-16)"
In the conclusion to the Prophecy trilogy, Kira must decide if she can fully embrace her destiny as the Dragon Musado. Read full book review >

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SPIRIT HUNTERS by Ellen Oh
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"Combining Korean-American experience with ancient cultural traditions for a new twist on exorcism, this tale's for beginning horror fans and readers looking for a decent scare. (Horror. 10-14)"
A neophyte Korean shaman, or "mudang," takes center stage in this chilling thriller by Oh, of We Need Diverse Books. Read full book review >

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PROPHECY by Ellen Oh
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"Fans of Kristin Cashore's Graceling (2008) will be drawn to the despised warrior princess; fans of Cindy Pon's Silver Phoenix (2009) will love the setting. (Fantasy. 13-16)"
In a magical ancient Korea, a demon-slaying princess defends her family and her kingdom. Read full book review >

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OH! by Josse Goffin
by Josse Goffin, illustrated by Josse Goffin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Amusingly playful use of easily read images and bold, handsome design. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Crisply drawn illustrations fold out for a series of visual surprises, with a new item in each as the basis of the next transformation: as the first right-hand page unfolds, a pointing hand grasps the tail of a cheery alligator balancing a cup on his nose; on the next spread the cup opens to become a ship; the tail of the fish by the ship becomes the tail of a bird. Read full book review >

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OH! by Kevin Henkes
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"For all their simplicity, the words and acts have an opacity that encumbers flow and meaning; the haiku-like spareness is employed without effect. (Picture book. 2-6)"
PLB 0-688-17054-4 Henkes offers a bare-bones arrangement of words to convey snowfall, the creatures that enjoy it, and the passing of the day. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 >