Search Results: "Heather Henson"


BOOK REVIEW

HERE’S HOW I SEE IT--HERE’S HOW IT IS by Heather Henson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2009

"She is not always likable, though Henson's work possesses a gutsy authenticity. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Henson's fresh first-person narrative set at a small-town summer-stock theater moves along breezily even as it imparts some fascinating stage history. Read full book review >

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THE WHOLE SKY by Heather Henson
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"This literary middle-grade tale with a touch of magic will find eager readers among horse enthusiasts. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
A girl who can communicate with horses learns why thoroughbred foals are dying all over Kentucky. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAKING THE RUN by Heather Henson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2002

"With all the bad behavior, it's clear these are innocents at play. (Fiction. YA)"
Despite being emotionally intense and morally vacuous, there is still a soft-focus lens in this recounting of events in the spring of Lulu's senior year. Read full book review >

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DREAM OF NIGHT by Heather Henson
ANIMALS
Released: May 4, 2010

"Another impressive book by the author of Here's How I See It—Here's How It Is (2009). (Fiction. 8-14)"
Once Dream of Night was a champion racehorse, but by the time Jess DiLima gets him he's nearly dead from starvation and pneumonia, and his thin hide is covered in scars. Read full book review >

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GRUMPY GRANDPA by Heather Henson
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2009

"Suitable for home, classroom and therapeutic use. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This boy's grandpa never seems to be in a good mood. Read full book review >

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THAT BOOK WOMAN by Heather Henson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 2008

"Every line oozes character: The hound dog's ears flop like nobody's business, and Cal's face in the foreground displays every emotion as he moves from scowling suspicion to wonder. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young Cal lives high in Kentucky's Appalachian Mountains. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANGEL COMING by Heather Henson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"A few historical photographs and an author's note enrich the offering. (Picture book. 3-8)"
In the lilt and cadence of Appalachia, a little girl keeps watch for the angel on horseback her mother says is coming, bringing "a tiny babe." Read full book review >

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LIFT YOUR LIGHT A LITTLE HIGHER by Heather Henson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A story that recovers an important piece of African-American history inextricably tied to the history of Mammoth Cave, a national monument visited by 2 million people each year. (Picture book/biography 4-8)"
This story whispers of the life of a man most contemporary American readers should know but don't. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JIM HENSON by Brian Jay Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A solid biography that can be enjoyed by readers of more than one generation."
Biographer Jones (Washington Irving: An American Original, 2007) relies on strict chronology to tell the life of Muppets creator Jim Henson (1936-1990). Read full book review >

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I, MATTHEW HENSON by Carole Boston Weatherford
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Lovely and inspiring. (Picture book/biography. 6-11)"
A poetic first-person narrative puts readers in Matthew Henson's head as he endures institutionalized discrimination to pursue greatness in adventure, moving from cabin boy to able seaman, stock boy to explorer, eventually one of "[s]ix men—one black, one white, four Eskimos—" to reach the North Pole in 1909. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEATHER FELL IN THE WATER by Doug MacLeod
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"It's hard to say whether this might convince fearful children that the water is their friend, but its sly attitude is definitely amusing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young Heather experiences an interesting relationship with water in this slightly offbeat tale. Read full book review >