Search Results: "Luanne Armstrong-Ellis"


BOOK REVIEW

I'LL BE HOME SOON by Luanne Armstrong-Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Underdeveloped writing collides with a too-familiar plot. (Fiction. 10-14)"
When 13-year-old Regan's mother disappears, the girl is forced to fend for herself as she desperately tries to figure out whom she can trust. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARMSTRONG by Torben Kuhlmann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"'One Small Step for a Mouse' indeed. (Illustrated fiction. 8-11)"
A furry genius with eyes on the skies goes where no one has gone before. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARMSTRONG & CHARLIE by Steven B. Frank
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Unforgettable, well-drawn titular characters are the heart of this deeply moving and laugh-out-loud funny story about family, friendship, integrity, and navigating differences. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Two sixth-grade boys from different worlds are brought together by school desegregation in 1970s Los Angeles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEIL ARMSTRONG by Jay Barbree
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 8, 2014

"A wholly admiring assessment of Armstrong the aviator and Armstrong the man."
A longtime NBC News space correspondent looks back on the aviation career of the first man to set foot on the moon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOUIS ARMSTRONG by Laurence Bergreen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 4, 1997

"The presence of Armstrong's unique voice turns what might have otherwise been a routine biography into a grand success. (16 pages photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
This look at the life of one of this century's great personalities eschews meticulousness in its musical analysis in favor of a complete look at the man himself. Read full book review >

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LOUIS ARMSTRONG by Louis Armstrong
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"This collection transcends jazz and conventional grammar, revealing the humor and spirit of a legendary entertainer. (29 halftones)"
These writings from jazz great Louis Armstrong swing with the same warmth, rhythms, and inventive phrasing that made his music so popular. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEYMOUR SLUG STARTS SCHOOL by Carey Armstrong-Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"A sluggy, but not at all sluggish, variation on the familiar 'first day' theme. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Thanks to an overly enthusiastic "Fairy Slugmother," young Seymour gets over his first day jitters—though not quite in the way he expects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Even children who don't share Prudy's addiction in some measure (if there are any) will pore over her deliciously quirky collections in this light-hearted debut. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A fiber artist successfully switches to paint and colored pencil for this breezy tale of a child with an extreme case of collectivitis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Suggestions for further reading include titles for both adults and children. (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
With the handsome treatment readers have come to expect, Bial presents the history of the New York Harbor immigration station that processed a good half of the immigrants coming to America between 1892 and 1924. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN ELLIS ISLAND CHRISTMAS by Maxinne Rhea Leighton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Still, authentic details plus Nolan's misty, rather somber paintings capture the period—especially the Ellis Island site—with grace and care. (Young reader/Picture book. 5- 9)"
A first-time author re-creates her father's experience of coming to America early in this century with his family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AT ELLIS ISLAND by Louise Peacock
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2007

"This last element is often ponderous and intrusive, an adult layer over what are children's voices, and ultimately limits the effectiveness of an otherwise artfully organized whole. (bibliography, websites) (Fictionalized nonfiction. 8-12)"
The voice of a fictional immigrant girl joins with those of historical narratives and the author's own to paint a portrait of Ellis Island and the children who passed through it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELLIS ISLAND INTERVIEWS by Peter M. Coan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"With so many stories, and so many voices, this is a fine collection of primary-source materials. (index, appendix, b&w photos, not seen) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Coan takes readers on an emotional tour of Ellis Island with this elaborate, readable collection of interviews. Read full book review >