Search Results: "Jenny Hartley"


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THE SELECTED LETTERS OF CHARLES DICKENS by Jenny Hartley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2012

"Savory appetizers that will cause curious readers to order the full 12-course meal."
From the massive 12-volume The Letters of Charles Dickens, editor Hartley (English Literature/Roehampton Univ.; Charles Dickens and the House of Fallen Women, 2008, etc.) selects letters that illuminate the dimensions of Dickens' mind, the range of his interests and the scale of his moods and passions. Read full book review >

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CHARLES DICKENS by Jenny Hartley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2017

"A deft, authoritative, and engaging reappraisal of the great Victorian novelist."
Restless, tireless, and prolific, Dickens "became an adjective in his own lifetime." Read full book review >

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Released: March 10, 1992

A penetrating biography of American painter Marsden Hartley, by Ludington (English and American Studies/Univ. of North Carolina; The Life of John Dos Passos, 1980). Read full book review >

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QUEEN SOPHIE HARTLEY by Stephanie Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2005

Sophie's little heart is breaking, but in a funny way. Read full book review >

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SOPHIE HARTLEY, ON STRIKE by Stephanie Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 18, 2006

"Funny family hijinks explode into pure hilarity with lively dialogue and a simple plot that reveal the children's growing maturity levels orchestrated by busy, loving parents who are willing to sacrifice a clean house for children with strong character. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Household pandemonium erupts when Sophie Hartley's Mom decides her uncooperative children need a major dose of chores, including a complex rotating job chart. Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SOPHIE HARTLEY by Stephanie Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"Girls undergoing the same growing-up trials will be happy to have Sophie make them laugh. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Greene entertains with another story about the irrepressible Sophie (Queen Sophie Hartley, 2005, and Sophie Hartley, On Strike, 2006). Read full book review >

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JUMPING JENNY by Ellen Bari
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Bari's story of one girl's approach to the Jewish principle of 'tikkun olam' (literally, 'repair the world') will resonate as readers watch Jenny achieve her exhausting, triumphant success. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little girl channels her exuberance and excessive pogo-stick jumping into a worthy fundraising venture. Read full book review >

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PRICKLY JENNY by Sibylle Delacroix
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2015

"With its small trim size, this empathetic offering might be just the thing for little ones to take off by themselves when they're feeling prickly. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A girl is in low spirits all day. Read full book review >

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JENNY & LORENZO by Toni Steiner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"An uneven story about an unlikely friendship. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A spunky little mouse befriends a big cat in this European import. Read full book review >

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SPINNING JENNY by Sylvia Ann McLain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2017

"A strong, often poignant illustration of slavery's destructiveness."
McLain's character-driven debut historical novel blends a tale of ill-fated love with a scathing indictment of slavery. Read full book review >