Search Results: "Audrey Penn"


BOOK REVIEW

AUDREY by Alexander Walker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 20, 1995

"This intelligent but surprisingly bland recounting of Hepburn's life and career leaves readers wanting someone to delve a bit more deeply. (60 b&w photos, not seen)"
Only two years after her death, the exquisite Audrey Hepburn has already been the subject of several biographies; the second this year (after Warren G. Harris's Audrey Hepburn, p. 753) claims, not wholly convincingly, to be definitive. Read full book review >

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FINDING AUDREY by Sophie Kinsella
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 9, 2015

"An outstanding tragicomedy that gently explores mental illness, the lasting effects of bullying, and the power of friends and loving family to help in the healing. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Audrey, 14, is on a long, slow upswing from disabling anxiety disorders that resulted from the vicious abuse of bullies at school. Read full book review >

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AUDREY (COW) by Dan Bar-el
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Part Great Escape, part Hatchet, part Charlotte's Web, all wonderful. (Animal fantasy. 8-12)"
Move aside Wilbur and Babe. There's a new farmyard hero in town, and she has no desire to end up hamburger. Read full book review >

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LITTLE AUDREY by Ruth White
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2008

"Though the real Audrey died in 1993, she shines in these pages—a beautiful, quiet heroine who takes on the burden of remembering. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
White speaks through her older sister Audrey's voice in this mostly autographical account of life in a Virginia coal camp in 1948. Read full book review >

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SEAN PENN by Richard T. Kelly
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 20, 2005

"One of those rare oral biographies that's admiring yet still honest."
A star-studded cast comes together with relative unknowns to chat about their buddy Sean. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KAI TO THE RESCUE! by Audrey Penn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"An oft-told tale in fire-truck form. It's earnest, but it fizzles. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When a tiny green-and-white pumper joins the fire crew, the captain truck doubts his abilities. Read full book review >

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AUDREY, WAIT! by Robin Benway
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"A pleasant little romp. (Fiction. YA)"
This fluffy-but-fun debut novel grabs the latest slot in the growing canon of the you-don't-really-want-to-be-famous subcategory of chick-lit. Read full book review >

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Released: March 15, 2000

"Himler's watercolors accurately conjure time and place, and underscore more somber elements of the story. (chronology) (Picture book/biography. 9-12)"
In his absorbing picture-book biography aimed at a slightly older audience, Kroll (Robert Fulton, 1999, etc.) immediately informs readers that Penn was a rebel. Read full book review >

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THE MIRACLE JAR by Audrey Penn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2008

"A nice addition to classic retellings. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Eight-year-old Sophie and her family get ready to celebrate Hanukkah by cleaning their small cottage, preparing holiday treats and shining the menorah. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLD PENN STATION by William Low
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Young readers, New York residents or not, will be more likely to look up the next time they're downtown, and to understand that every structure has a unique story. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-9)"
In celebration of one of New York City's vanished glories, Low recreates in words and pictures the ornately decorated, girders-and-glass-ceiling wonder that was old Penn Station. Read full book review >

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CHESTER RACCOON AND THE ALMOST PERFECT SLEEPOVER by Audrey Penn
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"Oddly incongruent to the Kissing Hand (1993) premise—fans of the original will likely be perplexed, though it does present a familiar childhood dilemma without shaming. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Chester Raccoon faces a new childhood anxiety in the latest addition to the Kissing Hand series. Read full book review >

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AUDREY HEPBURN by Barry Paris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Still, all the facts are in the proper places, pleasantly displayed, and easily accessible, and that's more than can be said for most show-biz bios. (b&w photos, not seen) (First serial to Vanity Fair; Book-of-the-Month Club selection)"
An extended valentine to an actress we've all fallen in love with at least once. Read full book review >