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John Grierson
Jack C. Ellis
0809322420
Aug 2000
Hardcover
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Squashed
Joan Bauer
0142404268
June 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
Have you ever played the "if only" game? Well, if only Ellie's potentially prize-winning pumpkin would gain 200 more pounds in time for the Rock River Pumpkin Weigh-In, and if only Ellie could lose 20 or so pounds herself, her life might be perfect. Well, at least it would be perfect enough to give her the courage to make friends with Wes--the cute new guy at school. She's well on her way to winning big on all counts when frost and pumpkin thieves begin to attack! The thing is, Ellie has the sass, humor, and smarts to be a winner--whether or not her pumpkin breaks the scales ... if only she would realize it. Smashing! --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From Publishers Weekly
In a starred review, PW called this first novel about a...


A New History of Documentary Film
Jack C. Ellis
0826417507
Aug 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
This is a thorough and definitive survey/history of documentary films. Concentrating mainly on the output of the US, the UK, and Canada, the authors outline the origins of the form and then show its development over the next several decades. The book is completely up-to-date in discussing films like Fahrenheit 9/11 and Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer, and in its coverage of IMAX movies and the development of cable and satellite television outlets. Written in a simple, chronological format, the text is straightforward and full of content, information, and historical perspective. (There is hardly any academic jargon or high-level theory.) Each chapter concludes with a list of the key documentaries in that particular time period or genre, and there are helpful appendices listing all the winners of the Academy...


Chicken Soup for the Little Souls: 3 Colorful Stories to Warm the Hearts of Children
Jack Canfield
1558748121
August 2000
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 3?These three titles adapt longer stories of generosity and unexpected kindness for the picture-book set. In The Best Night Out, Danny is excited about going to the circus with his dad. However, when he meets a boy and his father waiting in line and it turns out they cannot afford the price of admission, Danny offers them his own tickets, and he and his father attend a basketball game instead. In Goodness Gorillas, Ms. King's students form a club to do good deeds, and all but the class bully, Todd, join the effort. When his dog is killed, the teacher encourages the children to reach out to him, resulting in the boy changing his ways and joining their club. In The Never-Forgotten Doll, Ellie learns that her 88-year-old favorite babysitter still feels sad about the loss of her prized china...


A New History of Documentary Film
Jack C. Ellis
0826417515
Aug 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
This is a thorough and definitive survey/history of documentary films. Concentrating mainly on the output of the US, the UK, and Canada, the authors outline the origins of the form and then show its development over the next several decades. The book is completely up-to-date in discussing films like Fahrenheit 9/11 and Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer, and in its coverage of IMAX movies and the development of cable and satellite television outlets. Written in a simple, chronological format, the text is straightforward and full of content, information, and historical perspective. (There is hardly any academic jargon or high-level theory.) Each chapter concludes with a list of the key documentaries in that particular time period or genre, and there are helpful appendices listing all the winners of the Academy...


Indian Agent: Peter Ellis Bean in Mexican Texas
Jack Jackson
1585444448
September 2005
Hardcover
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Ruby
Ellis C. Andrews
0671759345
January 1994
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
In the heart of the bayou, Ruby Landry lives a simple, happy life. But innocence can't last forever... The only family Ruby Landry has ever known are her loving guardian, Grandmère Catherine, a Cajun spiritual healer, and her drunken, outcast Grandpèrb Jack. Although thinking about her dead mother and mysterious father sometimes makes her feel as mournful as the wind sighing through the Spanish moss, Ruby is grateful for all she has. Her life is filled with hope and promise...especially when her attraction for handsome Paul Tate blossoms into a mysterious, wonderful love. But Paul's wealthy parents forbid him to associate with a poor Landry, and Grandmère urges her to follow her dream of becoming a great painter, foreseeing a time when Ruby will be surrounded with riches in the dazzling city of New...


The Sunfishes
Jack Ellis
1558213562
June 1995
Paperback
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Book Description
Millions of anglers begin to fish by pursuing sunfish. Panfish are available to city kids and country anglers in every part of the country. This landmark book on warmwater fly rodding - augmented and full of helpful new illustrations - leads fly fishermen into the happy world of bream, bluegill, the basses, and various other panfish. Ellis helps us understand the environs in which the sunfishes are found, the techniques that prove most successful, and the best flies for each species and situation. Here's an invitation to fly fish for the sunfishes - for non-fly fishers, and for trout fishermen who have neglected this chance to enjoy fly fishing for the sheer fun of it. (6 X 9, 168 pages, illustrations)

From the Back Cover
Millions of anglers begin to fish by pursuing sunfish....


Bassin' with a Fly Rod
Jack Ellis
1585745839
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
BASSIN' is more fun with a fly rod! Over 20 million people go out for bass every year, and in this important book Jack Ellis unravels some of the barriers that face the fly-rod bass fisherman--whether a new convert from spinning and baitcasting or a trout fly fisherman in new water. To fully understand fly fishing for bass, one must have an acquaintance with its origins. This book helps the reader appreciate the rich history of bass fishing. Jack Ellis brings his skills as a naturalist to these pages, not only because of their relevance to successful angling, but also because of their contribution to the fly fisher's overall experience in nature. Jack's extensive experience and experimentation with a variety of flies and fly-rod lures prompt the reader to think about his own bass-fishing techniques. Serious...


Small Book
Jack Trimpey
0440507251
January 1992
Paperback
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Patriots & Heroes
Jack D. Ellis
1931672121
Oct 2002
Hardcover
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The Golf Club: 400 Years of the Good, the Beautiful, and the Creative
Jeffery Burt B. Ellis
0965303926
July 2002
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Good craftsmen never blame their tools. Yet here we have 400 years of golfers searching for better tools. The evolution of golf's "tools" is a tribute to the maddeningly subtle difficulties of a game that motivates players to search endlessly for the putter to alleviate yips, the driver to straighten out a chronic shank, and a sand wedge to compensate for the damn driver that dumped them in the trap in the first place. Ellis is an accomplished amateur golfer who also wrote the highly acclaimed The Clubmaker's Art (1997). The format here is deceptively simple: Ellis provides a brief overview of an era and the trend clubmaking took within it. He follows with beautiful color photographs of dozens of clubs, with brief comments on each, including designer and manufacturer. The information is fascinating, and the...


Mad Jack Percival: Legend of the Old Navy
James H. Ellis
1557502048
September 2002
Hardcover
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Sea Power, Norman Polmar, January 2003
"...Ellis has captured the persona of Percival."

International Journal of Maritime History, December 2003
"This fine biography will be read with pleasure by all those who study the nineteenth-century American sailing navy."

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The Several Lives of Orphan Jack
Sarah Ellis
0888996187
March 2005
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 3-6-Otherjack is an orphan, so named because another resident at the Opportunities School for Orphans and Foundlings has already claimed the moniker. The boy had 12 years of avoiding floggings and had "melted away from trouble." When Otherjack's "opportunity" arises, he leaves school for the real world, in which many adventures await. The lad, who carries around a battered dictionary and whose passion is language, becomes a bookkeeper's apprentice ("Scholars and scoundrels. Volumes and villains. That will be my life," he thinks). Unhappy, he leaves, and after a series of adventures and misadventures, his true calling becomes clear: he is an "ideas peddler," selling whims, hunches, promises, and intuitions. Finally, he has found success at doing what he does best, and prepares for a life on the road....


Seeing Eye
Jack Ellis
0786014075
July 2000
Mass Market Paperback
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