Search Results: "Ellen Winner"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"That said, however, this book has much good advice on protecting oneself from unscrupulous or sloppy lawyers. ($50,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
A useful if somewhat naãve assessment of the labyrinthine divorce system. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Tyler's Last by David Winner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A brash literary thriller that plunges deep into the mind of a criminal and his creator."
An elderly crime novelist's last work and a shady crook's errand overlap in Winner's (The Cannibal of Guadalajara, 2010) fictional nod to Patricia Highsmith. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SUNFLOWER FAMILY by Cherie Winner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 1996

"While the information is somewhat technical for beginners, this is a beautiful book for budding gardeners and nature enthusiasts who already have some background on the subject. (full-color photos, diagrams, illustrations, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
In the Nature Watch series, an informative book that introduces readers to plants of the composite family, whose most familiar members are sunflowers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STILL by Lauren F. Winner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Second-person posturing and Lady Macbeth protestations aside, an open, honest contemplation of a spiritual impasse."
Duke Divinity School professor Winner (A Cheerful and Comfortable Faith: Anglican Religious Practice in the Elite Households of Eighteenth-Century Virginia, 2008, etc.) examines her struggle to keep her faith. Read full book review >

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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

GIRL MEETS GOD by Lauren F. Winner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2002

"Intriguing, absorbing, puzzling, surprisingly sexy, and very smart."
In her debut memoir, Christianity Today senior writer Winner recounts her two religious conversions, first to Orthodox Judaism, then to Evangelical Christianity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHASKA AND THE GOLDEN DOLL by Ellen Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1994

"A likable, useful contribution. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
The true story of how one Andean village was able to fund a school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOTHING EVER HAPPENS ON MY BLOCK by Ellen Raskin
Released: March 22, 1966

"The pictorial counterpoint to Chester's claim to dissatisfaction offers hours of diversion to children who will find themselves picking out first the obvious then the many minute details, each a complex narrative in itself, as well as a graphic illustration of the sort of atmosphere that can turn a little boy into an unnoticing nobody."
Chester Filbert is the obverse of the little boy who saw it all on Mulberry Street. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IMPULSE by Ellen Hopkins
FICTION
Released: Jan. 23, 2007

"A fast, jagged, hypnotic read. (Fiction. YA)"
In sharp, searing free verse divided into two-page chapters, Hopkins sketches three adolescents who have just attempted suicide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN TROUBLE by Ellen Levine
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Valuable insight into a time when abortions were illegal and pregnant teenagers were hidden away instead of filmed for a reality TV show. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 12-15)"
Teen pregnancy long before 16 and Pregnant. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE & LIES by Ellen Wittlinger
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"A rich and solid representation of a girl on the cusp of maturity. (Fiction. YA)"
It's been nine years since the publication of Hard Love (1999), but only four months have passed for Marisol, who's deferred her matriculation at Stanford to write a novel. Read full book review >