Search Results: "Warren Ellis"


BOOK REVIEW

GUN MACHINE by Warren Ellis
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"The high concept doesn't entirely cohere, but more crime fiction could stand to overreach like this."
Manhattan's Native American past and seedy present merge in an inventive police procedural by graphic novelist and screenwriter Ellis (Crooked Little Vein, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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RED PHONE BOX by Warren Ellis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 30, 2013

"This mix of horror, noir and urban fantasy plays with the boundaries of literary genre fiction."
A genre-bending collection of horror-fantasy short stories set in London, centering on a red phone booth, gateway to the netherworld. Read full book review >

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NORMAL by Warren Ellis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"A crackling, funny, and frightening horror story from a unique voice in genre lit."
After a futurist has a nervous breakdown in Rotterdam, he's taken to a secret hospital in rural Oregon that may not be what it seems on the surface. Read full book review >

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OLD NOAH'S ELEPHANTS by Warren Ludwig
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 18, 1991

"Ludwig captures the fun of this comical tale in energetic line, bright colors, and a briskly told narrative- -just right for the picture book hour. (Folklore/Picture book. 4- 8)"
When the greedy elephants get into the food, they gain so much weight that—huddled together on one side—they threaten to upset the Ark. Read full book review >

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THE CAT’S MEOW by Warren Kimble
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2006

"Beautiful paintings and handsome design create an exquisite cattery battery that's pure delight, and the cover is guaranteed to make people reach for it. (Picture book. All ages)"
These 12 fine felines are truly the "Cat's Meow." Read full book review >

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THE HEAD TRIP by Jeff Warren
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 4, 2007

"A sprawling and occasionally goofy examination of a shockingly little understood aspect of our lives."
A Canadian journalist goes deep into history and his own psyche to explore all the possible permutations of sleep. 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 >

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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THE BOY WHO BECAME BUFFALO BILL by Andrea Warren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A well-researched, engagingly written, though incomplete portrait of a fascinating, complex figure. (notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
Warren explores how the man who became the most famous entertainer of his time and a legend of the "Wild West" grew up amid a violent regional conflict that would soon tear apart the nation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIONEER GIRL by Andrea Warren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"They just did what had to be done.' (index, not seen, b&w photos, further reading) (Biography. 8-12)"
Warren, basing her work on the memoir of Grace McCance Snyder about her pioneer childhood in Nebraska, also tells the riveting story of life on the prairie and the determination of the families who settled there. Read full book review >

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WE RODE THE ORPHAN TRAINS by Andrea Warren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"As fascinating as the original and a worthy sequel. (index, sources) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
From 1854 to 1930, more than 200,000 orphaned or abandoned boys and girls were cleaned up, dressed in new clothes, and turned over to the custody of the agents of the Children's Aid Society. Read full book review >