Search Results: "Ellen Press"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 18, 2012

"A book that works better as a primer on the Jewish holidays than as a keepsake."
Two energetic dogs romp through food-filled Jewish holidays. Read full book review >

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OLLIE AND TAAVI CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS by Ellen Press
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 30, 2013

"Skip this app and find other ways to help children learn about these holidays. (iPad informational app. 4-6)"
The titular Ollie and Taavi are adorable dogs who sport yarmulkes, but their rhyming celebrations of Jewish holidays fall flat in this misconceived app. 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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

PRESS CORPSE by Ron Nessen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1996

"An early front- runner for the title of the year's most disposable mystery."
Who slipped something into veteran CNN reporter Dan McLean's soup that made one of his most memorable dinners—the star- studded annual banquet of the White House Correspondents Association—his last? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2001

As founding publisher Otto Penzler notes in his ebullient foreword, the Mysterious Press, the nation's leading publisher devoted exclusively to mystery and suspense fiction, issued its first titles in 1976. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRESS PLAY by Eric Devine
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Too long, too simple. (Fiction. 12-16)"
An intense cult surrounding an all-state high school lacrosse team is slowly exposed by the school's largest student. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRESS HERE by Chronicle Books
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2012

"An invitation to play that lacks the simplicity of its print forebear but has its own charms. (iPad game app. 4 & up)"
Extending the bestselling print version's ingeniously interactive contents, this somewhat overheated app offers 15 challengingly abstract games built on unevenly colored, frenetically spinning dots and circles in various primary hues. Read full book review >