Search Results: "Henrietta Branford"


BOOK REVIEW

SIX CHICKS by Henrietta Branford
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 2005

"A gentle countdown to bedtime. (Picture book. 3-5)"
It's bedtime for six little chicks, but the world is too interesting to allow them to sleep. Read full book review >

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LITTLE PIG FIGWORT CAN’T GET TO SLEEP by Henrietta Branford
ANIMALS
Released: March 18, 2002

"Young readers will surely predict what's next: the last series of vignettes shows the once-perky porker as he finally settles down to sleep. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Struggling to sleep, the late Branford's (The Fated Sky, not reviewed, etc.) porcine star embarks on a series of adventures in this satisfying bedtime fantasy. Read full book review >

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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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BRANFORD MARSALIS by Bob Bernotas
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"End notes; index; source list; chronology and discography (through early 1994); 12 full-page b&w photos (not seen). (Biography. 12-15)"
A dry but serviceable look at the career of the oldest Marsalis brother, currently enjoying an enviable gig as musical director of the Tonight show. Read full book review >

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NELL OF BRANFORD HALL by William Wise
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Though the act from which this story springs merits commemoration, the inner and outer devastation wrought by disease is more vividly captured in Cynthia DeFelice's Apprenticeship of Lucas Whittaker (1996) and Anna Myers's Graveyard Girl (1995). (Fiction. 11-13)"
Loosely connected to historical events, this tale of a 17th-century English town that isolated itself to prevent the plague from spreading celebrates selfless courage, but it does so at some distance, and within the confines of a contrived, ordinary story. Read full book review >

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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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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 >

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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 >