Search Results: "Betsy Hearne"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
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 >

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ANIMALS
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 >

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POLAROID by Betsy Hearne
POETRY
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 >

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BETSY ZANE by Lynda Durrant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2000

"A real winner in every sense of the word. (extensive afterword, sources) (Fiction. 10-14)"
A 13-year-old girl named Betsy Zane won the last battle of the American Revolution—the battle of Fort Henry in September of 1782. Read full book review >

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WHO’S IN THE HALL? by Betsy Hearne
CHILDREN'S
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 >

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SEVEN BRAVE WOMEN by Betsy Hearne
BIOGRAPHY
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 >

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ELIZA'S DOG by Betsy Hearne
ANIMALS
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 >

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BETSY ROSS by Becky White
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"A bit of bibliography and a stronger admission that this is not history (or herstory) but legend would make this a stronger book. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A historical fable, told in very few words, prettily illustrated and rather wonderful in its elegant brevity—except there is almost no evidence to support the Betsy Ross myth. Read full book review >

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A COTTAGE FOR BETSY by Ruth Sawyer
Released: Sept. 1, 1954

"A 'let's pretend we're king and queen on holiday' story."
This doesn't measure up to those favorite Ruth Sawyer books, from Roller Skates of some years back to Maggie Rose and Journey Cake, Ho! more recently. Read full book review >

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BETSY WHO CRIED WOLF by Gail Carson Levine
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2002

"A must-have. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Levine continues her tradition of reworked fairy tales with strong heroines begun with Ella Enchanted (1999) in this delightful tale of a bright young girl who can stand up for herself and the sheep she guards. Read full book review >

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SHOELESS JOE & BLACK BETSY by Phil Bildner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2002

"A lengthy synopsis of Joe's entire career and his statistics are appended. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Is great hitting in the clean, natural swing of the batter—or the perfectly balanced feel of the bat? Read full book review >