Posted on February 17th, 2017 by pajamapress
“[Sarah Ellis] constantly writes strong stories that have lasting impact for her audience. Many remain on my ‘keepers’ shelf to now be shared with my granddaughters….
In this early chapter book, she introduces us to Liam and his family. Upon meeting him we learn that his parents have gone to the hospital in hopes that baby Sophie will soon arrive. Liam is super excited, but wants everything to happen now!…
Sarah Ellis tells another timeless story with beautifully chosen text and Carmen Mok matches the tone of the story perfectly with gentle images and soft colors….”
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Posted in Waiting for Sophie | Tagged babies, big-brother, book-review, canlit, carmen-mok, children's-books, early-chapter-books, illustrated-stories, kidlit, mg-books, mg-fiction, middle-grade, new-baby, sarah-ellis
Posted on May 25th, 2012 by pajamapress
“…Skrypuch, who originally intended Tuyet’s experience to take the form of a novel, opted instead for a nonfiction presentation as interviews helped Tuyet reclaim many of her early memories and participate in retelling her own story. This biographical approach helps to humanize a war that, for most readers, may seem like ancient history, and the tight focus on the airlift and Tuyet’s first days with the Morrises reminds readers that they are sharing the experiences of an agemate.” –Elizabeth Bush
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Posted in Last Airlift | Tagged Adoption, airlift, babies, babylift, biography, bulletin-for-the-center-for-childrens-books, children, disability, elizabeth-bush, evacuation, family, History, Last Airlift, marsha-forchuk-skrypuch, middle-grade, non-fiction, Pajama Press, refugee, Review, Vietnam, war