Search Results: "Henrietta Bancroft"


BOOK REVIEW

HURRICANE HENRIETTA by Lindsay Lee Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1998

"Henrietta's hungry hair.' (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young Hurricane Henrietta has the longest hair in Bald Eagle Falls and she prides herself so much on her long, flowing mane that she refuses to cut it. Read full book review >

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HENRIETTA SNOW by Ruth Doan MacDougall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"Perhaps best suited for already established fans, but there's also enough poignancy and universality to make an impression on those meeting these characters for the first time."
The latest chronicle of the ongoing adventures of high-school friends now in their 50s, last heard from in Snowy (2002). Read full book review >

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THE BANCROFT STRATEGY by Robert Ludlum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 17, 2006

"Never quite comes to a boil, even with all the corpses."
An attractive securities analyst with blood ties to an immensely rich foundation finds herself in mortal danger when she goes snooping into the foundation's financial matters. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS IN WINTER by Henrietta Bancroft
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 30, 1997

"An informative volume. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-6)"
Winter is coming, and the animals are preparing: Some birds, bats, and butterflies migrate; other animals hibernate. Read full book review >

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WRITTEN AND DRAWN BY HENRIETTA by Liniers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"This effervescent package opens to reveal plenty of wisdom. (Graphic early reader. 7-9)"
Argentine cartoonist Liniers presents a graphic ode to the pleasures and challenges of composition, starring his recurring character Henrietta, a young bibliophile. Read full book review >

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HENRIETTA AND THE GOLDEN EGGS by Hanna Johansen
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Better for one-on-one reading to give the pictures (and chickens) their due. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Henrietta is one of 3,333 chickens crowded together in a chicken house on a chicken farm in a space with just enough room for their feet; she is the only little one and the only one without a cough or loss of feathers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"One thing's for sure: The show must go on! (Fiction. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old Henrietta Hornbuckle was born into Filbert's Traveling Clown Circus and is determined to stay a clown forever. Read full book review >

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THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS by Rebecca Skloot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"Skloot's meticulous, riveting account strikes a humanistic balance between sociological history, venerable portraiture and Petri dish politics."
A dense, absorbing investigation into the medical community's exploitation of a dying woman and her family's struggle to salvage truth and dignity decades later. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 13, 1999

"A gripping and emotionally wrenching, journey into America's forgotten African holocaust. (Author tour)"
Here, for Cottman, a political writer with the Washington Post, the discovery of the wreck of a slave ship off the Florida coast becomes the launching point for a sometimes lyrical, sometimes graphic journey into the horrific lost world of the transatlantic slave trade. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

A remarkable look into the private sorrow of a public woman in what she called the ``dark chronicle of a broken heart.'' It is a story with all the elements of a great melodrama: the spurned love of an older woman for a younger man who appears to court her, then suddenly becomes engaged to a much younger woman; gossip and scandal in a closed social milieu; and a final, shocking revelation about the man in question, a scholar and leader in the community. Read full book review >

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E IS FOR ECHIDNA by Bronwyn Bancroft
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"While it's not as strong as her first alphabet board book, it does reward the adventurous with stunning images in luminous colors. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
Like W is for Wombat (2010), this alphabet book features the ordinary and the exotic from apple and turtle, to galah and wattle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Reminiscent of wood-block illustrations and filled with vibrant color and flowing dots, each simple image offers much for children to examine and appreciate. (Informational picture book. 3-8)"
From A to Z, this introduction to Australian words and Aboriginal art brings the country to life. Read full book review >