Search Results: "James Henry"


BOOK REVIEW

FIRST FROST by James Henry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 23, 2013

"Gurbutt and Sutton pack enough incidents into their prequel to generate an entire season of A Touch of Frost. Die-hard Frost fans will be pleased, but neophytes will more likely be sent into shock."
Publisher James Gurbutt and crime reviewer Henry Sutton team up as James Henry to give readers another crack at R.D. Wingfield's Jack Frost, hero of the long-running British television series A Touch of Frost. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Although Miller's earlier correspondence was more vital and lusty and his dealing with Grove more controversial, his slightly prickly but perdurable relationship with New Directions spanned both a radical career and a transformation in publishing and literature, as evidenced here."
The fifth in the series of correspondence between avant-garde New Directions publisher Laughlin and his authors presents a slightly less intimate relationship (and less interesting Miller) but serves to chronicle one facet of Miller's anarchic career. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GIFT BOX by Rohan Henry
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"The open-ended finish is ingenious and satisfies without being too neat; young listeners may respond to the cue to come up with Ollie's dearly-wished-for response, or they may come up with creative ones of their own. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Elephants have a storied history in children's literature, from beloved Babar all the way up to Mo Willems' current kid-favorite Gerald. Here, a new elephant family enters the pantheon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRUDY by Henry Cole
by Henry Cole, illustrated by Henry Cole
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"The deceptively simple story gently nudges children to look at and appreciate animals as more than just barnyard fixtures. (Picture book. 4-8)"
At the country auction, Esme and Grandfather find just the right animal for them: "Not too big, not too small. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"A rare gift: a novel with artwork as whole and vital as a picture book's. (afterword) (Animal fantasy. 6-10)"
Starting outside a house, the reader's viewpoint moves indoors page by page until there "sat Celeste, hunched over her work table" under the floorboards. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON THE WAY TO THE BEACH by Henry Cole
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Perfect for introducing youngsters to the world around them, and especially appropriate for anyone who visits or lives near the seashore. (answer key) (Picture book. 4-12)"
The mid-Atlantic coast with its myriad plants and animals comes to life in this marvelous search-and-find book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JACK'S GARDEN by Henry Cole
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"Capped by a lively and elegant design, the book should supplement to an elementary science lesson; what Jack's Garden lacks in personality, it more than makes up for in attention to detail. (Picture book. 3+)"
Cole mimics the cumulative technique of ``The House That Jack Built'' to describe the garden the eponymous hero might tend in his backyard. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY MOM'S A VET by Henry Horenstein
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1994

"The splendid photos and attractive layout are sure to attract readers. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Crisp, appealing color photos and a first-person narration by preteen Darcie detail her eventful summer week helping her mom, who has a large-animal practice in rural Connecticut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HERE IS BIG BUNNY by Steve Henry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2016

"Big fun for new readers who are ready to turn their Where's Waldo skills to finding text. (Early reader. 5-7)"
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Big Bunny! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAYBERRY ISLAND by Henry Cole
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Animal fantasy adventure with a gentle feel. (Fantasy. 6-10)"
Three woodland animals take a journey to bring a baby dragon back to his home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOVELS 1896-1899 by Henry James
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"But Maisie is not to be missed."
This fourth volume of the Library's ongoing edition of The Master's complete novels includes four that immediately preceded his later masterpieces. Read full book review >