Books by Betsy Hearne

Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"The collection is a perfect antidote to the 'problem' novel, offering young readers topics that try their souls and portraits of the souls who try to help them cope. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Readers will hum with pleasure in the afterglow of each story in this powerful collection. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 2003

"No dog-loving teen will want to miss the connection. (afterword) (Fiction. 10-14)"
Dogs and peoples' lives intertwine in 12 short stories spun from Hearne's personal or peripheral experiences, in which the deepest emotional and physical struggles experienced by the protagonist are paralleled in the dog's outlook. Read full book review >
WHO’S IN THE HALL? by Betsy Hearne
Released: Aug. 31, 2000

"It's the rhyming and word play, 'Wag and Wave and Willy-Nilly and Dizzy-Lizzy' that might keep the reader turning pages, because this mystery isn't very mysterious. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In this verbose picture book Hearne (Seven Brave Women, 1997 etc.) hits home the parental dictum, "don't open the door to strangers." Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

In eight two-page chapters, Hearne (Eliza's Dog, 1996, etc.) draws upon stories from her family to transcribe a history of feminine accomplishment. Read full book review >
ELIZA'S DOG by Betsy Hearne
Released: April 1, 1996

"There are moments of humor, and a terrific subplot about a report on Queen Elizabeth I. This book has appeal, mainly for other dog-obsessed children. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 8-12)"
After a long, carefully plotted campaign, Eliza's parents let her have a puppy, a border collie she finds while on vacation in Ireland. Read full book review >
POLAROID by Betsy Hearne
Released: April 30, 1991

"Beautifully composed b&w photos of imaginatively appropriate subjects introduce each section. (Poetry. 12+)"
Extending her title's potent image, Hearne groups incisive glimpses of people, places, rites of passage, and assorted epiphanies under poetically descriptive headings: ``Outside,'' ``City Sights,'' ``Insights,'' ``Second Sight,'' ``Close-ups,'' ``Dark and Light,'' ``Long View.'' The outside views, like the title poem, are evocative and allusive—even here, there's more than meets the eye. Read full book review >