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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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 >

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THE SAVING RAIN by Elsie Webber
Released: May 15, 1989

A well-intentioned but clumsy novel tracing the fortunes of a Cambodian girl through the horrors of civil war and the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime, based on stories Webber heard during years of volunteer work in refugee camps in Thailand. Read full book review >

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ECHO by Elsie Haversham
Released: Oct. 11, 2014

"Somewhat clichéd but also offers a sober look at the horse world's dark side while appreciating the beautiful bonds that can arise between horse and trainer."
In this YA novel, a teenage equestrienne tries to rehabilitate an unpredictable horse while dealing with his greedy owner and show-ring politics. Read full book review >

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LITTLE OBIE AND THE FLOOD by Martin Waddell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"At best, adequate supplementary reading. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Life on the generic American frontier, as imagined by a capable, prolific British picture-book author (Farmer Duck, p. 401), is dominated by calamities: in the first of four easily read chapters, Little Obie and Grandad rescue Obie's friend Marty, who has barely survived the flood that killed her pa and washed away the cabin where Little Obie and his grandparents live; the orphaned Marty pines until Effie (Little Obie's grandmother) is bitten by a hog and Marty pitches in with needed help. Read full book review >

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NASHBOROUGH by Elsie Burch Donald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Busy and ultimately superficial, for all its serious intentions."
First-novelist Donald ("a member of one of America's families, the Polks") chronicles the declining power of two blueblood Tennessee families—in a narrative overloaded with obtrusive commentary and a cast of thousands. Read full book review >

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THE GARDEN by Elsie V. Aidinoff
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

This fleshy retelling of the Garden of Eden story, told from Eve's perspective, includes an abusively arrogant God and a color-changing Serpent representing wisdom. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 1995

"Essential reading for romantics, anthropologists, and history buffs."
An intensely personal chronicle of the courtship and married life of an influential figure in the development of anthropological fieldwork. Read full book review >

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IS IT CHRISTMAS YET? by Jane Chapman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A story with a youngster getting ready for Christmas with just his dad should be a welcome choice for single fathers to share with their children. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little bear named Teddy gets ready for Christmas with his father, Big Bear, in this decidedly cheerful British import. Read full book review >

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VERY SPECIAL FRIENDS by Jane Chapman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"This soothing ode to the power of friendship reveals that a lazy day is always better spent with the ones you love. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The grass is always greener when you have companions to share your time. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"From 'Hey Diddle, Diddle' to 'Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat,' this is a bountiful treasury of gems. (Anthology. 2-5)"
You can judge this book by its cover. Read full book review >

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PIRATE, VIKING & SCIENTIST by Jared Chapman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Waging peace through…science! That this debut is as funny as it is sneakily informative is icing on the cake. (glossary) (Picture book. 5-7)"
In a clear triumph for the scientific method, a young researcher systematically discovers how to keep his two close friends from punching each other out every time they meet. Read full book review >