Search Results: "Judith Ellis"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1991

"Although aimed specifically at former cancer patients, the common-sense approach employed by Nessim and Ellis (the latter has written for Life and L.A. West) makes this valuable reading for survivors of other chronic illnesses facing social barriers and physical and emotional burdens."
A down-to-earth guidebook for survivors of cancer, who face many problems when they finish treatment and reenter the everyday world of the well: ending their emotional ties with their care- givers; managing fear of cancer's recurrence; rebuilding relationships with family, friends, and lovers; obtaining medical insurance; getting or keeping a job; coping with the long-term effects of chemotherapy and radiation and sometimes with loss of a body part or loss of fertility. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DU IZ TAK? by Carson Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Following the minute changes as the pages turn is to watch growth, transformation, death, and rebirth presented as enthralling spectacle. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Viewers follow the unfurling of an exotic woodland plant through the actions and invented language of beautifully coiffed and clothed insects. Read full book review >

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HOME by Carson Ellis
by Carson Ellis, illustrated by Carson Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Visually accomplished but marred by stereotypical cultural depictions. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ellis, known for her illustrations for Colin Meloy's Wildwood series, here riffs on the concept of "home." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLACKFIN SKY by Kat Ellis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Overall, a satisfying thriller. (Supernatural thriller. 13-18)"
If Sky didn't die like everyone says, then where has she been for the last three months? Read full book review >

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LOOKS LIKE DAYLIGHT by Deborah Ellis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"As gay Chippewa 16-year-old Zack puts it, 'They tried really hard to kill us all off, and we're still here!'—a welcome and necessary reminder to all. (introductory notes, photos, annotated lists of organizations) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
In distilled interviews, 45 young Native Americans express hope, resilience, optimism—and, rarely, anger—amid frank accounts of families plagued by drug, alcohol and sexual abuse, as well as murder, suicide, extreme poverty, and widespread discrimination, both public and private. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2012

"Necessary. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
The author of the Breadwinner trilogy turns from fictional Afghani children to real ones. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Readers will learn much about the war in Afghanistan even as they cheer on this feisty protagonist. (author's note) (Fiction. 11 & up)"
In a follow-up that turns the Breadwinner Trilogy into a quartet, 15-year-old Parvana is imprisoned and interrogated as a suspected terrorist in Afghanistan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OFF TO WAR by Deborah Ellis
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Ellis continues to be an important voice of moral and social conscience, and this volume will be followed, in January 2009, by Children of War: Voices of Iraqi Refugees. (glossary, further information) (Nonfiction. 9 & up)"
With 13,500 Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan and one million American military personnel in Iraq, millions of children on the home front and in the war zones have been affected. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PICK-UP STICKS by Sarah Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1992

"A memorable portrait of a mother and daughter maturing and growing closer as the result of a challenging experience. (Fiction. 11-15)"
At the end of this well-crafted novella, when 13-year-old Polly and her mother finally share a companionable meal and level with each other, Polly compares the game in Ellis's title with her new insight into their relationship: ``You pull out one stick and the balance shifts and the whole pattern changes.'' Mum has just confided that, even before Polly was conceived, she understood that she didn't want to be married but she did want to bear and raise a child; and though the story has turned on their temporary estrangement, it's clear that the two constitute a richly individual family strengthened by their mutual regard. Read full book review >

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SIT by Deborah Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"The book is dedicated 'to all who just need a moment of peace,' but it may leave readers feeling far from peaceful. (Short stories. 10-14)"
A collection of short stories organized around the mental image of a sitting child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIMETILTER by Sonia Ellis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2018

"A plodding exploration of standard sci-fi tomfoolery. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
A group of teens and a dog enter a virtual world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 19, 1997

"A positive contribution of the highest order to America's long struggle against its racial demons. ($85,000 ad/promo; author tour; radio satellite tour)"
An exceptionally intelligent examination of race as a determining element in American life. Read full book review >