Search Results: "Laura Malone Elliott"


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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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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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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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I BEG YOUR PARDON, I AM A MOUNTAIN TIGER
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Da Vinci’s Tiger by L.M. Elliott

Cover Story: Reign

BFF Charm: Confused

Swoonworthy Scale: 2

Talky Talk: Based on a True-Ish Story

Bonus Factors: Art History, History History

Relationship Status: Museum Tour

Cover Story: Reign

This young woman definitely looks like she could be a cast member of Reign.

That said, I actually much prefer the ...


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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A moving, wistful, uniquely entertaining tribute."
A chorus of fascinating and mostly thoughtful voices reflects on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Read full book review >

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LAURA MCNEAL
by Poornima Apte

It was in 2002 when Laura McNeal was writing a magazine article about the evolution of home economics classes, that she walked up a stone staircase to a peculiar cottage called the Practice House in Fallbrook, California. “It had been built during the Depression because parents and teachers feared—incredibly—that high school girls weren’t learning the Home Arts,” McNeal recalls ...


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CLOSE TO THE WIND by Peter Malone
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

For young tars in training, Malone offers an informative, if loosely organized, excursion into several nautical matters. Read full book review >

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BEST. NIGHT. EVER. by Jen Malone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A fun, fresh take on a classic theme. (Fiction. 9-13)"
For one night Lynnfield Middle School hosts the biggest event in town, the seventh-grade dance. Read full book review >

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RED CLAY, BLUE CADILLAC by Michael Malone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"These thematically interwoven tales of 12 southern women end up giving a penetrating look into the values and mores of the New South."
Veteran novelist Malone offers a heady mix of love, marriage, and murder in a dozen southern-themed stories old and new. Read full book review >