Search Results: "Eleanor Henderson"


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THE TWELVE-MILE STRAIGHT by Eleanor Henderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Strong medicine, not always easy to swallow, but readers who like a challenge will relish this gifted writer's ambition and grit."
The births of two babies and the consequent lynching of a black man launch Henderson's (Ten Thousand Saints, 2011) grim investigation into the fractures of race, class, and family in rural Georgia. Read full book review >

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TEN THOUSAND SAINTS by Eleanor Henderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2011

"Henderson displays a powerful moral imagination; all that's missing is discipline."
Screwed-up parents beget screwed-up kids. So it's no surprise that an ill-omened teen pregnancy is the centerpiece of this bold debut, a heady witches' brew. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2014

"Compelling childbirth narratives told from fresh perspectives."
Thirty-one female writers (including the editors) narrate their highly personal experiences of giving birth, beginning with the choices they made in advance, and how the reality compared with their expectations. Read full book review >

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I HAVE ANOTHER LANGUAGE by Eleanor Schick
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1992

"The appealing soft gray of the illustrations is just right for this mood piece; with precise yet understated line and gentle shading, Schick depicts the narrator's joy and captures the special grace of a memorable performance. (Picture book. 5-10)"
In spare prose and soft-pencil illustrations, Schick (a former dancer who studied with Martha Graham and Alvin Ailey) evokes a day in the life of a young African-American performer, beginning with a glimpse of home and school but focusing on dance class and her first stage appearance, when ``every movement feels more real than it ever has before'' and when last night's dreams combine with the morning's first hint of spring to create ``Things I can't say in words,'' but can suddenly express with dance. Read full book review >

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MY FRIEND THE MONSTER by Eleanor Taylor
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Taylor's tale is just about average, but her adorable monster is a winner. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Young Louis finds a big, shaggy surprise in the family's new house. Read full book review >

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ASTEROID IMPACT by Douglas Henderson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"He closes with a question-and-answer section that recounts the modern discovery of the blast's geological and paleontological evidence. (index, short bibliography) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
To eye-widening scenes of an asteroid blazing down from the heavens and creating a titanic fireball, Henderson (Dinosaur Ghosts: The Mystery of Coelophysis, 1997) matches a suitably dramatic, written account of how the Age of Dinosaurs probably came to its precipitate end. Read full book review >

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STINKY by Eleanor Davis
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 25, 2008

Deep in the swamp dwells Stinky, a purple, spotted monster with horns and a hedgehog 'do. Read full book review >

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THE STORM by Kathy Henderson
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Large type, appealing pastel illustrations, and a dose of proper perspective on humankind's power over nature make this book a fine choice for story hours as well as nature collections. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A picture book combines the exuberance of children and the drama found in nature for a sly lesson on power-sharing. Read full book review >

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MODERN MATHEMATICIANS by Harry Henderson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

The Global Profiles series gets underway with this engaging introduction to some ideas in modern mathematics by way of 13 biographies, covering Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace, George Boole, Georg Cantor, Sophia Kovalevsky, Srinivasa Ramanujan, Emmy Noether, Shiing-Shen Chern, Alan Turing, Stanislaw Ulam, Benoit Mandelbrot, Julia Bowman Robinson, and John Conway. Read full book review >

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THE ROOF WALKERS by Keith Henderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 2013

"A dense, manneristic potboiler for the historically inclined."
Henderson's (The Beekeepers, 1990, etc.) spy novel explores the North American activities of Irish nationalists during the Victorian era. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 6, 2001

"Hall's ill-fated expedition deserves better."
A humdrum recounting of a little-known episode in the history of Arctic exploration. Read full book review >