Search Results: "Laura Malone Elliott"


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FLYING SOUTH by Laura Malone Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"Elliott's sure hand explores a complicated chapter in America's ambivalence toward race, including the attitude many white people held regarding the social changes all around them. (Fiction. 9-14)"
It's the sultry summer of '68 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Read full book review >

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DA VINCI'S TIGER by Laura Malone Elliott
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Not credible as fiction, but the bonanza of fascinating details about life in Renaissance Italy has appeal. (Historical fiction. 13-18)"
In politically turbulent Renaissance Florence, the admirer of a beautiful, married noblewoman changes her life when he commissions a young Leonardo da Vinci to paint her portrait. Read full book review >

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HUNTER & STRIPE & THE SOCCER SHOWDOWN by Laura Malone Elliott
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Elliott neatly separates pleasure from instinct, while Munsinger's stumpy, zealous characters add the right degree of empathy and laughs. (Picture book. 4-7)"
"Winning isn't everything," coach Vince Lombardi famously said, "it's the only thing." Read full book review >

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THANKSGIVING DAY THANKS by Laura Malone Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"With its wide variety of activities and crafts, this is sure to spark some classroom celebration ideas, though it otherwise doesn't stand out from other holiday titles. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sam has trouble thinking of what he is most grateful for when his class celebrates Thanksgiving, and Elliott has trouble sustaining the focus on group relationships begun with Sam's first outing (A String of Hearts, 2010). Read full book review >

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HUNTER’S BEST FRIEND AT SCHOOL by Laura Malone Elliott
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2002

"Readers will readily respond to Hunter's dilemma and be reassured by his ultimate success. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Hunter wonders what to do when his best friend Stripe decides to be naughty at school and expects Hunter to join in on the roguish behavior. Read full book review >

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LAURA by Larry Watson
Released: June 1, 2000

"A finely wrought, if emotionally cool, tale of enduring passion."
The story of a man's long obsession with a beautiful woman poet, the latest from award-winning novelist Watson (White Crosses, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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LAURA by Hilary Norman
Released: Sept. 19, 1994

"Shallow escapism for the romance-starved. (First serial to Good Housekeeping; Literary Guild selection)"
A Cinderella story of a woman educated in the school of hard knocks, by pulp veteran Norman (Spellbound, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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GUIDING ELLIOTT by Robert Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Good fun and steadily amusing, though it seldom plucks at the heartstrings as does, say, Ring Lardner, the master of authoritative stupidity and lingual description."
As told by Donnie Phillips, Lee's debut novel about fly- fishing in Montana is bestrewn with glorious malapropisms: ``I have a good vocabulary for a fishing guide, but I know I ain't no Rogue Scholar, so when I come upon a new word I study on it some.'' The main new word Donnie studies is piscatorial, as in ``Dear Piscatorial Partners,'' which is how he opens the letters that comprise this epistolary novel and that he sends to Manhattan Chapter #6 of Trout Unlimited. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Marcel Malone by Lew Watts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2016

"A slow, but ultimately rewarding tale of a lonely psychologist and her poetic client."
A novel examines a clinical psychologist, the healing power of verse, and a journey to self-discovery. Read full book review >

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JO MALONE by Jo Malone
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"A moving and revealing account of the author's passion for business and personal success."
Turning yourself into an upscale brand is extremely difficult. Fragrance guru and entrepreneur Malone chronicles how she did just that. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JEX MALONE by C.L. Gaber
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 18, 2014

"A dud. (Mystery. 12-18)"
A police detective's daughter spends a summer solving a crime. Read full book review >