Search Results: "Elvira Lindo"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Manolito. (Fiction. 9-12)"
"I'm back. It's me again, Manolito, the same guy from the first book called Manolito Four-Eyes [2008]," begins the Spanish ten-year-old with a penchant for trouble. Read full book review >

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MANOLITO FOUR-EYES by Elvira Lindo
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2008

"Urberuaga's energetic, cartoon-like illustrations add to the hilarity of this import, a classic in its native Spain. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Reminiscent of the hero of René Goscinny's Nicholas (2005), Manolito is a small, unpopular ten-year-old who unwittingly wreaks havoc in his Madrid neighborhood. Read full book review >

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FEARLESS by Elvira Woodruff
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"Winstanley was a fascinating individual who doesn't get his due here, but Digory, despite his continual fretting, is a protagonist who actually seems to be his given age, and there's enough natural and human drama to carry readers along. (afterword, map) (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
Woodruff spins a labored but engrossing tale around a lighthouse, its builder and a cataclysmic storm—all three drawn from history. Read full book review >

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THE CHRISTMAS DOLL by Elvira Woodruff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

Imagine that 150 years ago, Charles Dickens decided to write a book just for little girls: a touching tale of not one but two deserving orphans, runaways from the workhouse who are starving in the teaming streets of Victorian London. Read full book review >

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THE ORPHAN OF ELLIS ISLAND by Elvira Woodruff
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"Woodruff includes details about the adventure that make it compelling, but the story is drily told and often heavy-handed. (map, glossary, bibliography) (Fiction. 9-12)"
A colorless adventure through time as an orphan discovers something about his past. Read full book review >

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THE MAGNIFICENT MUMMY MAKER by Elvira Woodruff
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"McMullan's Under the Mummy's Spell, 1993). (Fiction. 9-11)"
Saddled with a boastful stepbrother he dubs ``Mr. Gifted,'' Andy's self-esteem has evaporated until he touches a mummy case. Read full book review >

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THE RAVENMASTER’S SECRET by Elvira Woodruff
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Occasional cheapness (''there would surely be no war'' if children never grew up) is outweighed by courage, friendship, and the earnest, fast-moving story. (map, author's note, history of the Tower, glossary, bibliography) (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
A young boy aids a prison escape in this adventurous historical fiction. Read full book review >

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THE MEMORY COAT by Elvira Woodruff
Released: March 1, 1999

"Woodruff (The Orphan of Ellis Island, 1997, etc.) includes information about on her inspiration for this book, the atrocities of life in Russia, and the history of Ellis Island since its opening in 1892. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Through the experiences of two children, Rachel and her orphaned cousin Grisha, readers learn why Russian-Jewish families fled to America for refuge at the turn of the century, the arduous 14-day journey they faced on the ocean, and the critical physical inspections that occurred at Ellis Island that could determine their futures. Read full book review >

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THE HEART OF THE LEOPARD CHILDREN  by Wilfried N'Sondé
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 30, 2016

"Francophone African writers, like African writers generally, are too little known in this country. This brief but potent tale shows that N'Sondé is one who merits attention."
J'accuse, says the captain. Je confesse, says the prisoner. Mais….Read full book review >

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THE SILENCE OF THE SPIRITS  by Wilfried N'Sondé
Released: Aug. 7, 2017

"Scarifying and memorable and worthy of a place alongside the best modern African writing."
Pensive, meditative novel of war and its reverberations far from home. Read full book review >

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SMALL BEAUTIES by Elvira Woodruff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2006

"A little history in a lovely story. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-9)"
When Darcy is born after six sons, her grandmother says she will hold the heart of the family in her hand one day, and so she is named. Read full book review >

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CAN YOU GUESS WHERE WE'RE GOING? by Elvira Woodruff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 1998

"When the two finally pull up in front of the library, it comes not as a surprise but as a pleasant inevitability. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Can You Guess Where We're Going? Read full book review >