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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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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ANIMAL HAPPINESS by Vicki Hearne
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 12, 1994

"All happiness is animal happiness,'' says Hearne—including, then, the reader happiness produced by this smart, passionate, and challenging work."
The cat publishing craze may be going to the dogs: Elizabeth Marshall Thomas's The Hidden Life of Dogs is a bestseller, while a grinning canine recently graced the cover of Newsweek. Read full book review >

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A PLAGUE OF GIANTS  by Kevin Hearne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A genuine page-turner: dependable entertainment with no claims to profundity."
The author of Besieged (2017, etc.), kicks off a new doorstopper fantasy trilogy in which a peaceful continent suffers coincidental invasions by different giant races.Read full book review >

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BANDIT by Vicki Hearne
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 6, 1991

"Digressive, almost epistolary; soul-baring and politically volatile; and simply one of the most perceptive works about the social contracts between humans and animals ever written."
An astonishingly resonant meditation by animal-trainer Hearne (Adam's Task, 1986; The White German Shepherd, 1988) on the implications of her ongoing—and well-publicized—fight to keep the state of Connecticut from killing ``Bandit,'' a biting ``pit bull.'' ``Pit bull'' is in quotation marks because, as Hearne emphasizes, Bandit, despite media claims, is not really a pit bull- -that is, he's not an American Pit Bull Terrier. Read full book review >

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LUCY TRIES LUGE by Lisa Bowes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"As a stimulant to get the young away from screens of all types, the best first step may not be behind the wheel of a stock car on runners. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sports reporter Bowes answers a question frequently voiced at the Olympic Games: where do lugers come from? Read full book review >

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I CAN DANCE by Betsy Snyder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Encouraging activity on multiple levels, a good choice for toddler board-book collections. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
This interactive board book showcases several kinds of dance. Read full book review >

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SWEET DREAMS LULLABY by Betsy Snyder
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 26, 2010

"A lovely addition to bedtime-book collections. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In The Runaway Bunny, Margaret Wise Brown's mother bunny famously tells her little one to "have a carrot" when he finally settles in for the night. Read full book review >