Search Results: "Loretta Ellsworth"


BOOK REVIEW

IN SEARCH OF MOCKINGBIRD by Loretta Ellsworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"An engaging road trip. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Believing that the tattered copy of To Kill a Mockingbird she carries around is her only connection to her dead mother, bookish Erin is angry when her newly engaged father gives her the woman's teenaged diary as a 16th-birthday present. Read full book review >

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UNFORGETTABLE by Loretta Ellsworth
FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"It's a sweet love story, where holding hands with Halle, a kiss and being loved for who you are enough to make Baxter's world anew. (Fiction. 11 & up)"
Fifteen-year-old Baxter Green has synesthesia; he hears voices as colors, textures or sounds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LORETTA by Keith Graves
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Ace Scout Loretta isn't particularly appealing, but perhaps she's not meant to be—perfectionism is not a desirable trait, and children may recognize a bit of Loretta in themselves before it gets out of hand. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Loretta's goal to be the latest in a long line of perfect Pinky Scouts is foiled by her inability to toast a marshmallow to golden perfection. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LORETTA MASON POTTS by Mary Chase
Released: Sept. 22, 1958

<p>Into the closet and over the bridge to a lilliputian land of elegant nobility go the perfectly normal Mason family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LORETTA AND THE LITTLE FAIRY by Gerda Marie Scheidl
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1993

A pleasant, if unexceptional, story about a lonely little girl who meets a fairy just her size. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SECRET GAME by Scott Ellsworth
NON-FICTION
Released: March 10, 2015

"An intriguing sports tale more suited to a magazine piece than a book."
An account of a little-known basketball game in which the opponents played as much against Jim Crow as each other. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INTO THE WOODS by Loretta Krupinski
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 1997

"A walk in the woods, touched by whimsy. (index) (Picture book. 7-11)"
A personal nature diary from Krupinski (Bluewater Journal, 1995, etc.) that includes drawings of familiar woodland plants and animals, as well as nature lore, folk tales, and observations, all in brown typeface that resembles hand- lettering. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ROYAL MICE by Loretta Krupinski
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Mildly amusing and shiny to look at. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Faster than youngsters can learn to spell Despereaux, a troupe of brave little mice save themselves from a cat-for-hire in this tale both pretty and silly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY by Loretta Krupinski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Children in the New York area are a natural audience for this merry mouse tale, but the appealing illustrations and country mouse-city mouse connection make will help this story travel to cozy story times in any location. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Two charming country mice reprise the Nativity story with a New York City setting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIRATE TREASURE by Loretta Krupinski
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2006

"Nothing subtle here, but that may be the best course for some young audiences. (Picture book. 6-8)"
"Red sky at night, sailors delight. Red sky at morning, sailors take warning." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 1995

"A worthwhile adventure, and a small slice of nautical history. (glossary) (Picture book. 6-9)"
Krupinski (A New England Scrapbook, 1994) notes that she pored over old logbooks and letters to create this fictional journal of a 19th-century boy's sea journey from Mystic, Conn. to Hawaii. Read full book review >