Search Results: "Elsie Chapman"


BOOK REVIEW

DUALED by Elsie Chapman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"Readers untroubled by brutal, compassion-free violence will find plenty to admire in Chapman's gamer pacing, clever suspense—here, stalking is a two-way street—and fast-mounting body count. (Dystopian adventure. 12 & up)"
Violent teen dystopias are nothing new, but this debut, in which every character is or soon will be a killer, kicks it up a notch. Read full book review >

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ELSIE FOX by Karen Stevenson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 30, 2008

"Evidence of a life most extraordinary."
From humble beginnings, Elsie Fox fought most of her adult life to ensure fairness and equality for all, even at the risk of her freedom. Read full book review >

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DEATH AND THE CHAPMAN by Kate Sedley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"A strong debut."
A septuagenarian recalls his youth, when, in 1471, he quit the Benedictines (no calling), became a chapman (a wandering peddler), and discovered his affinity for detective work. Read full book review >

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Released: May 15, 1997

Despite the wade through Deacon's (American Studies/Univ. of Texas, Austin) dense writing and disheveled timeline, Elsie Clews Parsons's story shines through. Read full book review >

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ELSIE TIMES EIGHT by Natalie Babbitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Still, the slyness with which Babbitt captures the Elsies' many moods compensates, and moreover, the concept of a suddenly multiplied self, with its many advantages and disadvantages, is sure to appeal to youngsters. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A fairy godmother who is slightly hard of hearing wreaks arithmetic havoc in this original fairy tale from Babbitt (Ouch!, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 9, 2004

"Slightly marred by the author's tendency to wandering wordiness, but lovers of the genre will certainly forgive her."
A sordid case that spread sensation like wildfire across an 1830s America just beginning to flex its national brand of jurisprudence. Read full book review >

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ELSIE PIDDOCK SKIPS IN HER SLEEP by Eleanor Farjeon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Voake's bewitching ink-and-watercolor illustrations, mostly in the greens and duns of a misty meadow hill, capture Farjeon's otherworldliness and utter charm. (Picture book. 4-9)"
One of the loveliest of tales (revived in a smaller-sized edition by Candlewick in 1997) is here given full-dress treatment. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 2010

"Not a page-turner, but Atkinson's balanced account justly gives its heroines their due and captures the jolly spirit with which they carried out their work."
History of the only two women permitted on the military front during World War I. Read full book review >

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ELSIE MAE HAS SOMETHING TO SAY by Nancy J. Cavanaugh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Swamp magic. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Eleven-year-old Elsie Mae lives for her summers spent with her grandparents on Honey Island in the Okefenokee Swamp—so when the swamp is threatened by a developer, she decides to do something to save the most beautiful place on Earth. Read full book review >

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ELSIE PIDDOCK SKIPS IN HER SLEEP by Eleanor Farjeon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"The story is still spry and wise, and Voake makes this neglected literary gem—and unforgettable read-aloud—look new. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Voake's ink-and-watercolor sketches match the delicate clarity of Farjeon's prose to perfection in this small, handsomely turned-out volume that makes available to a new generation a classic tale of tyranny overcome. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2005

"Irish to the gills, a festive delight, and fully aware of what it is—and what it isn't."
Newspaper columns and a stage adaptation (The Brother) quilted out of O'Brien's novels make for a merry little patchwork of literary pleasures from the late (d. 1966) comic master (At Swim-Two-Birds, 1939). Read full book review >

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THE ROVING TREE by Elsie Augustave
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2013

"A praiseworthy effort."
Augustave, a first-time novelist, pens a well-balanced story about a young woman, caught between two worlds, who struggles to connect with her heritage. Read full book review >