Search Results: "Ellen Winner"


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GIFTED CHILDREN by Ellen Winner
NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 1996

"Written in serviceable if unspectacular prose, her book should help parents and teachers to aid the gifted as they make the often difficult transition from being brilliant children to becoming genuinely creative and fulfilled adults."
Winner's ambitious study focuses on the hereditary, familial, and characterological factors shared by gifted children, and suggests ways in which American educators might help such students develop their special talents. 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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THE WINNER by David Baldacci
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 2, 1997

"Too preposterous to work as feminine wish-fulfillment, too formulaic to be suspenseful. (Book-of-the-Month Club main selection)"
Irritatingly trite woman-in-periler from lawyer-turned-novelist Baldacci. 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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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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INSTANT WINNER by Carrie Fountain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Suited to an audience of like-minded, weary-to-the-bone readers who will find much to sympathize with in these pages."
Poems that commemorate, if not exactly celebrate, the state of motherhood. 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 >

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"A humble slice of Americana."
Homespun local history out of small-town Pennsylvania during the first half of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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AND THE WINNER IS... by Etta Kaner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Children will be fascinated by some of the animals feats cataloged here and may even be curious to see how well they might do in comparison. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
How do the different species stack up in the seven events of the World Animal Games? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 2012

"Written to clarify important global questions, this book deserves a wide audience."
Moyo (How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly—and the Stark Choices Ahead, 2012, etc.) warns about the dangers of international conflicts over land and resources. Read full book review >