Search Results: "Heather Henson"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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 >

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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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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 >

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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 >

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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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SURPRISE! by Mike Henson
by Mike Henson, illustrated by Mike Henson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 3, 2017

"Simply cute. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Every time the lights go out, some new and unexpected thing happens. Read full book review >

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DEVILS WITHIN by S.F. Henson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 9, 2017

"Especially for white readers, a timely and informative book. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Henson's debut novel sheds a light on white supremacy and other cloaked forms of racism. Read full book review >

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STORM SEASON by Pene Henson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2017

"An appealing love story."
When an injured Sydney journalist is stranded in a storm during a camping trip, she winds up spending a few days at the cabin of a wilderness ranger, leading her on a surprising journey of romance and introspection. Read full book review >

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SHIFT by Theresa Henson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2011

"An emotionally nuanced tale for those who crave fresh fantasy storytelling."
In this fantasy debut, widespread change comes to a realm populated by humans, dragons, and ethereal caretakers. Read full book review >