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Carson Ellis

Autor(a) de Home

6+ Works 1,160 Membros 91 Críticas 1 Favorited

About the Author

Carson Ellis was born in Vancouver, Canada on October 5, 1975. She received a BFA in painting from the University of Montana in Missoula in 1998. She has illustrated several children's books including The Composer Is Dead by Lemony Snicket, The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart, mostrar mais and The Wildwood Chronicles series by her husband Colin Meloy. She received a 2010 Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators for her art in Dillweed's Revenge by Florence Parry Heide. She also creates album art, t-shirts, websites, posters, and stage sets for the rock band The Decemberists. Carson's picture book, Home, made the New York Times bestseller list in March of 2015. She is the author of the bestseller Du iz tak?. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras por Carson Ellis

Home (2015) 565 exemplares
Du Iz Tak (2016) 465 exemplares
This Story Is Not About a Kitten (2022) — Ilustrador — 69 exemplares
In the Half Room (2020) 55 exemplares
Sem título 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Mysterious Benedict Society (2007) — Ilustrador — 8,879 exemplares
Wildwood (2011) — Ilustrador — 2,471 exemplares
Under Wildwood (2012) — Ilustrador — 797 exemplares
The Composer Is Dead (2009) — Ilustrador — 509 exemplares
Wildwood Imperium (2014) — Ilustrador — 501 exemplares
Old Babes in the Wood: Stories (2023) — Ilustrador, algumas edições381 exemplares
Half-Minute Horrors (2009) — Contribuidor — 279 exemplares
The Shortest Day (2019) — Ilustrador — 249 exemplares
A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader (2018) — Ilustrador — 237 exemplares
The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid (2017) — Ilustrador — 228 exemplares
The Beautiful Stories of Life: Six Greeks Myths, Retold (2009) — Ilustrador — 130 exemplares
Stagecoach Sal (2009) — Ilustrador — 92 exemplares
Pen and Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them (2014) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares
What Is Love? (2021) — Ilustrador — 67 exemplares
Dillweed's Revenge: A Deadly Dose of Magic (2010) — Ilustrador — 51 exemplares
Wildwood Chronicles Complete Box Set (2014) — Ilustrador — 46 exemplares
The Grievous Demise of Mr. Whitley Rackham (2010) — Ilustrador — 2 exemplares
Five Arrows — Ilustrador — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Ellis, Carson
Nome legal
Ellis, Carson Friedman
Data de nascimento
Locais de residência
Portland, Oregon, USA
Meloy, Colin (spouse)
Steve Malk (Writers House)



A sweet cumulative story about a community coming together to help a kitten. Lovely art.
sloth852 | 4 outras críticas | Feb 16, 2024 |
My kid is starting Spanish immersion preschool soon, so this was delightfully hilarious. MJ is only two, but she is super verbal and so the nonsense language in this book drove her crazy. I wouldn't say she enjoyed it, but it challenged her and she wanted to read it again and again trying to figure out the puzzle of what the nonsense words mean.

She also really enjoyed the freaky-looking spider. (Enough with cutesy spiders in picture books! Give me [b:I'm Trying to Love Spiders|23281865|I'm Trying to Love Spiders|Bethany Barton|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1412530391s/23281865.jpg|42819784] any day.) This kind of accidentally became a book about death for us because MJ was very concerned about what happened to the spider. I said the bird ate it. She still wanted to know what happened to it. I said it's gone. Her face was so serious. Where? I was like, TOO SOON. But then I recovered and said it was in the bird's stomach and she let us move on.… (mais)
LibrarianDest | 31 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2024 |
3.5. beautiful illustrations
Moshepit20 | 48 outras críticas | Nov 4, 2023 |
First sentence: This story is not about a kitten. A kitten, hungry and dirty, scared and alone, meowing sadly, needing a home. This story is not about the dog who stopped when it heard the kitten, hungry and dirty, scared and alone, meowing sadly, needing a home. This story is not about the dog's people who listened, or the dog who stopped when it heard the kitten...

Premise/plot: This picture book celebrates a community that come together to rescue a kitten. The storytelling format is loosely inspired by "The House That Jack Built...." but perhaps lacking some of the clever rhythm.

My thoughts: I don't know that the repetitive nature of this format works when the rhythm is so clunky and not quite right. I think the story of a community coming together could be super compelling. And for many readers--less picky readers--this one could still work quite well.
… (mais)
blbooks | 4 outras críticas | Jul 13, 2023 |



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