Search Results: "Ray Ellis"


BOOK REVIEW

ONCE A HUSSAR by Ray Ellis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Readers will yearn for the sequel, Always a Hussar, not yet published in the United States."
Not a reprint or a lost manuscript but a freshly written, top-notch memoir by a former British artilleryman now in his 90s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOME by Carson Ellis
by Carson Ellis, illustrated by Carson Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Visually accomplished but marred by stereotypical cultural depictions. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ellis, known for her illustrations for Colin Meloy's Wildwood series, here riffs on the concept of "home." Read full book review >

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DU IZ TAK? by Carson Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Following the minute changes as the pages turn is to watch growth, transformation, death, and rebirth presented as enthralling spectacle. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Viewers follow the unfurling of an exotic woodland plant through the actions and invented language of beautifully coiffed and clothed insects. Read full book review >

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AHMED AND THE FEATHER GIRL by Jane Ray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Magically uplifting and appealing. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In an unknown country and time, an orphaned boy named Ahmed must work as a helper in mean Madame Saleem's traveling circus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STORY OF THE CREATION by Jane Ray
NONFICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Also available in Spanish (with the biblical text from Ediciones Paulinas, 1974). (Bible/Picture book. 3+)"
An illustrator whose elegantly beautiful The Story of Christmas was a 1991 ALA Notable Book brings the same striking blend of folk motifs and Middle Eastern references to a handsome rendition of the King James version of the Creation. Read full book review >

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THE T.F. LETTERS by Karen Ray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Readers in the know will appreciate the creative adult-child communication and picture Alex's parents grappling to smooth her adjustment; others will settle for believing, as Alex does, in magic. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Suddenly, Alex Vandershoot is going through a lot of changes, losing her first tooth, and facing her family's move to California from Texas. Read full book review >

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CAN YOU CATCH A MERMAID? by Jane Ray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Ray's pictures are lush, rich and sparkly, with such lovely touches as Eliza's father's tattoos and Eliza's mismatched socks. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Eliza lives by the sea with her father, a fisherman. Read full book review >

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ADAM AND EVE AND THE GARDEN OF EDEN by Jane Ray
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Children who delight in highly detailed illustrations will enjoy searching the lush views of Eden packed full of every sort of creature, right down to the earthworms crawling underground. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
The Christian creation story is retold in simple but lyrical prose in this exquisitely illustrated interpretation full of swirling primeval ferns and stylized trees highlighted with touches of gold. Read full book review >

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THE ELEPHANT'S GARDEN by Jane Ray
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Readers who can get over the story's peculiar device will find a fine tale about the importance of keeping secrets and the dangers of greed. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Who or what is eating the best fruits in Jasmine's garden? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOON AT NINE by Deborah Ellis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2014

"A harsh introduction to a disturbing moment in Iran's recent history. (Historical fiction. 14-18)"
In a novel based on a true story, two teen girls fall in love and face harsh political fallout in post-revolution Iran. Read full book review >