Search Results: "Mary Ellen Wall"


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"A humble slice of Americana."
Homespun local history out of small-town Pennsylvania during the first half of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 24, 2012

"A stellar sequel that can stand on its own."
A rollicking interplanetary tale of cunning, gumption and the human spirit. Read full book review >

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NEIGHBORS by Mary Ellen Wall
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 12, 2013

"An imaginative sci-fi series installment with thought-provoking parallels to present-day Earth."
Science fiction, environmentalism and political activism converge in the continuing adventures of interplanetary heroine Elise t'Hoot. Read full book review >

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A WORLD OF OUR OWN by Mary Ellen Wall
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 31, 2012

"A well-crafted, colorful tale of bringing life to a future frontier."
This ambitious sci-fi novel follows pioneers on a frontier planet. Read full book review >

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MARY by Tomie dePaola
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"The interesting conceit behind these illustrationsto take children's book figures and place them in formal icon-like posesworks well. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A strongly religious book featuring 15 scenes from the life of Mary. Read full book review >

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CINDY ELLEN by Susan Lowell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2000

"Bright, stylish, and with a boosterish concluding note on women in rodeo. (Picture book/fairy tale. 7-9)"
From the author of The Bootmaker and the Elves (1997), another ripsnortin' Western take on a traditional fairy tale. Read full book review >

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MARY by Hillary Monahan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"An urban legend too light on either gore or camp to be any fun. (Horror. 14-18)"
Four friends face the dire consequences of summoning the infamous Bloody Mary. Read full book review >

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MARY by Vladimir Nabokov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1970

"The story is a slight thing at best—a frail straw in the wind."
This is Nabokov's first novel (Mashenka), more properly novella, which is best read for its germinal indications of the later works to follow: particularly the theme of the emigre in transition which will be so triumphantly realized in another habitat, Pnin; and the retrospective refrains of Speak, Memory. Read full book review >

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ELLEN TEBBITS by Louis Darling
FICTION
Released: Sept. 5, 1951

"An eraser clapping session, however, patches the quarrel."
It seems obvious from this entrancing successor to Henry Huggins that the author is as well acquainted with the whisperings, weeps and whoops of third grade distaff side as she is with the ways of young men like Henry. Read full book review >

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BECOMING ELLEN by Shari Shattuck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"A tale of kindhearted, hesitant heroism, with a little vigilante justice."
Ellen and her blind best friend, Temerity, again take on the wrongs of this world, letting neither emotional scarring nor physical disability stand in their way. Read full book review >