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L. M. Elliott

Teoksen Under a War-Torn Sky tekijä

21 teosta 2,875 jäsentä 84 arvostelua

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Laura Malone Elliott was a staff reporter for the Washingtonian Magazine and wrote two adult non-fiction books before turning to children's books. She writes historical novels under the name L. M. Elliott and writes picture books illustrated by Lynn Munsinger under her full name. Her books written näytä lisää as L. M. Elliott include A Troubled Peace, Across a War-Tossed Sea, Give Me Liberty, Flying South, and Da Vinci's Tiger. Under a War-Torn Sky won the Borders' Original Voices Award. Her picture books written as Laura Malone Elliott include Hunter's Best Friend at School, Hunter and Stripe and the Soccer Showdown, Hunter's Big Sister, A String of Hearts, and Thanksgiving Day Thanks. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

Tekijän teokset

Under a War-Torn Sky (2001) 672 kappaletta, 14 arvostelua
Hunter's Best Friend at School (2002) 361 kappaletta, 10 arvostelua
Annie, Between the States (2006) 301 kappaletta, 9 arvostelua
Give Me Liberty (2006) 288 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Thanksgiving Day Thanks (2013) 232 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Da Vinci's Tiger (2015) 231 kappaletta, 10 arvostelua
Hamilton and Peggy! A Revolutionary Friendship (2018) 177 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
A Troubled Peace (2009) 150 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
Suspect Red (2017) 91 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Hunter and Stripe and the Soccer Showdown (2005) 89 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Across A War-Tossed Sea (2014) 58 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
A String of Hearts (2010) 48 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
Louisa June and the Nazis in the Waves (2022) 38 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Walls (2021) 35 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Bea and the New Deal Horse (2023) 31 kappaletta, 7 arvostelua
Flying South (2003) 30 kappaletta
Hunter's Big Sister (2007) 23 kappaletta
Storm Dog (2020) 16 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Across Enemy Seas (2015) 2 kappaletta

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Strong book. I loved how it had so many actual elements to support this novel. The names and politics confused me but i really loved the main character the world that was built. It was a face pace novel with a amazing lead. It inspired me to be more creative!
 
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lmauro123 | 9 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 28, 2023 |
Strong book. I loved how it had so many actual elements to support this novel. The names and politics confused me but i really loved the main character the world that was built. It was a face pace novel with a amazing lead. It inspired me to be more creative!
 
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lmauro123 | 9 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 28, 2023 |
I really liked this book quite a lot. If I could have read it all in one sitting I definitely would have, but alas, it didn't work out that way. I found the characters captivating, the writing style easy to read, and the story went along at a good pace. It's a great shorter read and I would recommend is for sure! 4.5 out of 5 stars.
 
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Beammey | 9 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 21, 2023 |
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I love getting lost in a good horse book, as well as a good historical fiction novel, so when the two combine well in the same story it's a treat! This middle grade "tween" novel is a very well-written story about found family and resilience in the face of hardship, and the joys of the bond between horse and rider. Excellent historical setting: 1932, Great Depression, Virginia farm country, heavy drought making things worse for farmers and townsfolk alike. The author gives just enough detail to set the stage and keep the story moving, leaving the author's note at the end for a brief description of the causes of the Crash and what the New Deal was, etc. for young readers who might not know. Bea, 13, and her sister Vivian, 8, are abandoned by their father after a period of riding the rails and trying to find work. He's left them hidden on a horse farm with instructions to tell the owner, crotchety Mrs. Scott, to take them in because the girls' mom was college friends with Scott's daughter. But Bea-- stubborn, independent, hesitant to trust adults, and scared she'll be separated from her sister-- keeps this relationship secret from Mrs. Scott, even when they're discovered after Bea saves the life of the cantankerous unnamed chestnut horse that no one on the farm can get close to, let alone ride. This plotline is somewhat predictable from many many other "girl and horse" books, but it's handled very deftly here and is woven in with many others in the story. Bea convinces Mrs. Scott to let them stay in exchange for helping on the farm, and gradually Bea wins her over and gets some serious riding lessons as together she and Mrs. Scott hatch a plan to pay off the farm's debts by competing in horse shows and selling horses. But will they have to sell her favorite, the chestnut with whom she's bonded? There are side plots involving wealthy horse owners, farm foreclosure auctions, Malachi the blind Black World War I veteran, charlatan rainmakers, the Bonus March on Washington, and FDR's first campaign for president that weave seamlessly in and out of the horse scenes. Fantastic writing and great character development of Bea and of Mrs. Scott. I appreciated learning in the author's note how the author based Scott's character on an amalgamation of several real horsewomen of the time, as well as her own daughter's horse trainer.… (lisätietoja)
 
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GoldieBug | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 7, 2023 |

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Teokset
21
Jäseniä
2,875
Suosituimmuussija
#8,911
Arvio (tähdet)
3.9
Kirja-arvosteluja
84
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128
Kielet
1

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