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 >

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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 >

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OUTSIDE IN by Sarah Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"More than a thoughtful ode to found family, this slim, sweet novel challenges readers to look anew at the ones they have. (Fiction. 10-14)"
"What if you could just invent your family, your home, your life?" Read full book review >

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SACRED LEAF by Deborah Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"An exciting story that confronts young readers with a very different kind of childhood. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Bolivians have long consumed coca leaves, the raw ingredient in cocaine, as a mild stimulant tea to minimize the effects of hunger and altitude sickness. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: March 1, 2009

"Photographs of the interviewees and a glossary round out an important chronicle of war and the world's most vulnerable—the children. (Internet resources) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
In her previous volume, Off to War: Voices of Soldiers' Children (2008), Ellis interviewed Canadian and American children whose parents were off at war in Iraq or Afghanistan. Read full book review >

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OUT OF THE BLUE by Sarah Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1995

"Ellis (Pick-Up Sticks, 1992, etc.) creates well- developed characters, not only believable but wholly likable; her deft use of wit is delightful. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A warm, loving family helps Megan come to terms with major changes in her life, in a sensitive, empathetic domestic tale. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"All the stories feature Ellis's taut and restrained prose, and most are as intriguing and finished as her longer works. (Short stories. 12-14)"
Ellis (Out of the Blue, 1995, etc.) offers middle-schoolers more than a chill or two in her collection of short stories, featuring a variety of teenage narrators. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 18, 2009

"Timely and readable."
Veteran science writer Ellis (Tuna: A Love Story, 2008, etc.) celebrates the powerful white beast that has become the poster child for global warming. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EATING THE CHESHIRE CAT by Helen Ellis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Flawed, but still an impressive debut from a writer who may do even better next time, now that she's vented some spleen."
First-novelist Ellis savagely dissects southern social-climbing as it warps the lives of three Alabama girls. Read full book review >

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Released: March 9, 2012

"A fine story of angels versus demons and their unseen spiritual battle."
Angels, demons and the supernatural collide in Ellis' first book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HOLY THIEF by Ellis Peters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1993

"The pace sometimes slows to a near standstill; the elegant prose is sometimes excessive—but, for the patient, the reward is finely wrought transport to another time."
In 1144, the Benedictine Abbey at Shrewsbury, home of herbalist-humanist-sleuth Brother Cadfael (The Summer of the Danes, etc.), has extended its hospitality to Brother Herluin and his novice attendant Brother Tutilo—both soliciting help for the ravaged Abbey at Ramsey, many miles away, left in shambles by the marauding forces of the Earl of Essex, now vanquished. Read full book review >