Search Results: "Ellen Stimson"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2013

"A quick, light book to keep around as a pick-me-up."
In her debut, former bookseller Stimson recounts relocating her family from St. Louis to the bucolic beauty of Vermont. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOD GRIEF! by Ellen Stimson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2014

"Stimson's children will be lucky in having these stories of their lives to pass down through the generations; the rest of us only get to visit for a while, but it's a visit to remember."
The continuing adventures of a family in Vermont. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIRTEEN O’CLOCK by James Stimson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Innovative designs and varied font sizes add to the fun of this offbeat offering. (Picture book. 7-10)"
A film animator for James and the Giant Peach makes his children's book debut with this entertaining, deliciously quirky chronicle of a "ring-rackety clock-oddity" that chimes at 13 o'clock and a small girl in a "fairly normal house" who "thought it all quite nice." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ADULTERY CLUB by Tess Stimson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 29, 2008

"Talent in dire need of less formulaic material."
The story of divorce lawyers in lust—a bestseller in the U.K. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE UGLIFIED DUCKY by Willy Claflin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"This is one not to be missed. (audio CD) (Picture book. 3-10)"
Maynard Moose relates the tale of the Uglified Ducky, a moose who lost his way and found a home with a "fambly" of ducks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAPUNZEL AND THE SEVEN DWARFS by Willy Claflin
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2011

"Packaged with a recorded version delivered in a Bullwinkle-ish lisp. (glossary) (Fractured fairy tale. 8-11)"
Continuing efforts to find a two-legged audience for the woodland tales of Maynard Moose, veteran yarnspinner Claflin follows up The Uglified Ducky (2008) with another "distremely" hilarious mashup. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

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 ...


Read the full post >

BLOG POST

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 ...


Read the full post >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BULLY GOAT GRIM by Willy Claflin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"Between the moose dialect and the story's twist, this may not be one of your grandmother's tales, but even she won't be able to resist a few chuckles. Hysterical. (audio CD) (Fractured fairy tale. 7-12)"
Storytellers and Maynard Moose-lovers celebrate! There's a wonderfully wacky new folksy tale for you. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG PANDA, LITTLE PANDA by Joan Stimson
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

"A good addition to a tirelessly augmented genre. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Once a new Little Panda is born, Mom begins to call the former Little Panda ``Big Panda,'' a role he gladly assumes. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

A LEAGUE OF HER OWN
by Leila Roy

“I want you to do this because you genuinely want to play, not because—well, because you feel the weight of historical responsibility.”
“Can’t both be true?” Jill asked.
“I don’t know,” her mother said. “Can they?”
She sure hoped so.
A Season of Daring Greatly, by Ellen Emerson White

High school senior Jill Cafferty had ...


Read the full post >

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 >