Search Results: "Elliot Schatz"


BOOK REVIEW

EDDIE FITZ'S WAR by Elliot Schatz
Released: Dec. 7, 2012

"A well-written Vietnam-era novel that needs more character maturation."
A troubled teenager hitchhikes to an anti-war protest and experiences life on the road in this novel set during the Vietnam War era in America. Read full book review >

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ELLIOT by Julie Pearson
by Julie Pearson, illustrated by Manon Gauthier, translated by Erin Woods
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2016

"A needed but problematic offering. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A heartfelt picture book attempts to address the stories of foster children. Read full book review >

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ELLIOT ALLAGASH by Simon Rich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"A high-school romp that John Hughes should be so lucky to direct."
Two outsiders from opposite sides of the tracks join forces to survive that most heinous of limbos: high school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INVENTING ELLIOT by Graham Gardner
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2004

"References throughout to Orwell's 1984 add depth and keep readers thinking of the principles at stake when those with power abuse it. (Fiction. YA)"
Gardner serves up a suspenseful tale of a bullying victim who manages a transformation, not into safety, but into the kingdom of the bullies. Read full book review >

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LITTLE ELLIOT, FALL FRIENDS by Mike Curato
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"A yummy, happy resolution—perfectly delectable to the preschool crowd. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Little Elliot (a small, white pachyderm with pastel polka dots) and his bestie, Mouse, need a respite from the big city's grating sounds, slightly sickening smells, and frenetic pace. Read full book review >

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LITTLE ELLIOT, BIG FUN by Mike Curato
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Gorgeous illustrations and an evocative time period support a somewhat staid story. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The third book featuring Little Elliot, a polka-dot elephant, and Mouse brings them to Coney Island. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE ELLIOT, BIG CITY by Mike Curato
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"This feels far more like a parable for adults than a picture book for children, who may also miss the elegance of the New York City images in their dark, soft palette. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The big city is clearly New York, but it's a grayed and sepia city sometime in the late 1940s, judging from the cars and clothing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A SMILE FOR ELLIOT by Maya  Sarfati
by Maya Sarfati, illustrated by Maya Sarfati, developed by Touchoo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2012

"This DIY book isn't half bad, but the price tag is sure to snatch a few smiles. (iPad storybook app. 18 mos.-5)"
A sweet but bland story about the imaginings of a boy and his koala bear. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELLIOT FRY'S GOOD-BYE by Larry Dane Brimner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Fernandes's happy-go-lucky illustrations are right in the spirit of the wholesome story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Elliot decides to leave home rather than clean up his room to make space for his visiting uncle, his parents simply remind him to take his sweater and not to cross the street, thus limiting his trip to circling his own pleasant suburban block. Read full book review >

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ELLIOT AND THE PIXIE PLOT by Jennifer A. Nielsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Definitely a series to invest in for those who prefer their fantasy a bit light. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
This second book in the Underworld Chronicles picks up where Elliot and the Goblin War (2010) left off. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SEDUCTION OF ELLIOT MCBRIDE by Jennifer Ashley
ROMANCE
Released: Dec. 31, 2012

"Ashley integrates high-stakes romance, scorching sensuality and moments of taut suspense into a powerful, compelling story that is both breathtaking and sweet."
When Juliana St. John is stranded at the altar, her first love, Elliot McBride, steps in to save the day; little does she know Elliot has high hopes that Juliana can save him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELLIOT AND THE GOBLIN WAR by Jennifer A. Nielsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Recommended for those who avoid dark and serious fantasies, as it's sure to evoke more giggles than gasps, despite the introductory admonitions. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
A strong warning from a now-familiar intrusive narrator cautions readers to be "very brave" and "willing to take...chances" because "this is the story that unfolds the mysteries of the Underworld." Read full book review >