Search Results: "Ellen Prager"


BOOK REVIEW

SEA SLIME by Ellen Prager
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"The visuals aren't quite as crowd-pleasing as the text, but much of the content here will nonetheless stick with younger audiences. (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
An elementary introduction to a slippery topic. Read full book review >

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THE SHARK RIDER by Ellen Prager
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"A few leaky seams aside, a seaworthy sequel to Shark Whisperer (2014). (maps, afterword) (Adventure. 10-12)"
Mysterious fish kills lead a team of young Sea Guardians to the British Virgin Islands for a round of investigative dives, brushes with disaster and, yes, shark riding. Read full book review >

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THE SHARK WHISPERER by Ellen Prager
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"Some may feel that the climactic eco-revenge is carried a bit far, but it's a splashy startup with a promising premise. (maps) (Adventure. 10-12)"
With help from an array of friendly wildlife, a band of summer campers stages a rescue and stymies a ruthless harvester of shark fins in this series opener. Read full book review >

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STINGRAY CITY by Ellen Prager
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Eco-sleuths triumph again, but it might be just as well to send them to retirement now. (afterword) (Adventure. 10-12)"
When the stingray population at a famed Grand Cayman attraction plummets mysteriously, it's time to call in the Sea Guardians. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 19, 2006

"A masterful blend of journalism, sports history, social history and even literature: one of the best baseball books to appear in a long time."
Say it ain't so, Leo: an iconoclastic, most penetrating look at a famed 1951 clash between the New York Giants and the Brooklyn Dodgers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2001

"An elegant sense of place, an emotive story of great vulnerability, and a wonderful gift from mother to daughter."
An intimate, everyday portrait of a river city in China, where Prager (Eve's Tattoo, 1991, etc.) adopted her daughter and later returned with her to gather impressions and information before the place underwent the tides of change. Read full book review >

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EVE'S TATTOO by Emily Prager
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"A provocative theme, and the individual Eva stories are good; but Eve and her friends are a very wooden group, whose stagy conversations and banal apercus trivialize the novel's underlying premise."
A novel of strong ideas by Prager (a story collection, A Visit From the Footbinder, 1982) that's let down by characters with less- than-riveting credibility. Read full book review >

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DELIRIOUS DELHI by Dave Prager
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2013

"A cute memoir of living in India with some advice for expatriates as well."
The story of the author's move from New York to Delhi. 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

I SAW A BULLFROG by Ellen Stern
ANIMALS
Released: April 22, 2003

"The failure here is not in quality of art, but of imagination; next to Jack Prelutsky's Scranimals, or Sarah Perry's If— (1995), too many of these creations just fall flat. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Stern showcases unusual facility at naturalistic depiction, but like the 11 imaginary animal hybrids that appear here, the result overall is neither fish nor fowl. Read full book review >

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MOLLY'S SEASONS by Ellen Kandoian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"A quiet but skillfully crafted book. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The author of Under the Sun (1987), in which Molly's mother describes the daily progress of sunlight as the sun sets on other children around the world, presents the seasons as Molly experiences them in Maine; then, extending the concept, she describes polar seasons (``Winter means darkness and noon looks like night,/Summer means sunshine and midnight is bright'') and the reversal in the Southern Hemisphere. Read full book review >