Search Results: "Ellie Gellman"


BOOK REVIEW

ELLIE by Mike Wu
by Mike Wu, illustrated by Mike Wu
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Luckily for Ellie and readers alike, it is the pictures that matter. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When Walt the zookeeper announces the zoo will be closing for good, all the animals pitch in to save it. But shy Ellie the elephant cannot see how she can help. How can she help save the zoo? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NETTA AND HER PLANT by Ellie B. Gellman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"A welcome addition to the Judaica and ecology shelves. (glossary, author's note) (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little girl's understanding of the annual Jewish New Year for trees, known as the holiday of Tu B'Shevat, begins with a seedling she continues to care for through her primary years, watching it grow into a fine small tree. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELLIE IN CONCERT by Mike Wu
by Mike Wu, illustrated by Mike Wu
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Readers will find a simple plot and compassionate characters balanced with glowing pictures for a satisfying story. (Picture book. 3-7)"
First met in Ellie (2015), the eponymous, doe-eyed elephant becomes a champion of the arts as she adds music to her painting skills. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"An appendix includes an interview with the author and suggestions for making and keeping a sketch journal. (Graphic fiction. 8-11)"
Although Ellie McDoodle knows that moving means the end of everything good, her sketch journal (which, glumly, begins, "The End") shows her gradually making a place of her own in her new house, finding friends and conducting a successful nonviolent campaign to improve the school-lunch situation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELLIE EVER by Nancy Ruth Patterson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"A decent start poorly realized. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Nine-year-old Ellie and her mother live in a shelter following the loss of Ellie's farrier father, their home, the family dog and all their possessions in a hurricane. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"Full of maps, wilderness-survival tips and instructions for counting out rhymes and group games, as well as for making an automatic spitball machine, this will be an agreeable summer read. (Graphic fiction. 8-11)"
Forced to go camping in northern Michigan with her three cousins and younger brother, 11-year-old Ellie keeps a copiously illustrated record of the experience, documenting her dislike for the family and the situation, as well as her growing enjoyment by the end of the week. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TAMAR'S SUKKAH by Ellie B. Gellman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"An acceptable update with a timeless message. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-5)"
A joint neighborhood effort brings collaboration and cooperation between a young child and her older friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE ELLIE CLAUS by James Manos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"More we cannot tell you, but if Tony Soprano ever reads this he'll go after Manos with his garroting wire."
First-novelist Manos won an Emmy last year for writing the "College" episode of The Sopranos, one of the most brutal episodes in the history of the series, with Tony Soprano garroting a man while taking his daughter Meadow up to Colby College. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELLIE AND THE BUNHEADS by Sally Warner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"Ellie's experiences and observations ring true, and the ways she solves her problems make for an admirable character. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Ellie, turning 13, is under pressure—a ballet audition, a milestone in her potential career, approaches. Read full book review >