Search Results: "Judith Heneghan"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGICIAN’S APPRENTICE by Judith Heneghan
ADVENTURE
Released: April 30, 2008

An orphaned young student of legerdemain sets himself to unraveling a once-wealthy family's deadly squabbles in this rough-edged but promising debut. Read full book review >

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FLOOD by James Heneghan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2002

"The Sheehogues play a minor role in the story, appearing only in brief addenda to each chapter, much in the way that they remain an unseen but invaluable help to Andy. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Heneghan (The Grave, 2000, etc.) tells an engaging and optimistic tale of loss, recovery, and a little bit of magic. Read full book review >

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THE GRAVE by James Heneghan
FICTION
Released: Oct. 17, 2000

"A riveting adventure. (Fiction. 12-14)"
When Tom Mullen was one, his mother abandoned him in a toy store in Liverpool, England. Read full book review >

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PAYBACK by James Heneghan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"While melodramatic, the topics of bullying, cowardice and peer pressure unfortunately remain all too relevant. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Two deaths hold dominance over this tale narrated by Charley Callaghan. Read full book review >

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TORN AWAY by James Heneghan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"Heneghan gives glimpses of injustices perpetrated by every side in Northern Ireland, suggesting no easy cures but offering the insight that even some of the villains are victims. (Fiction. 11-14)"
A teenage terrorist, forcibly removed from Belfast, discovers that there's more to life than revenge. Read full book review >

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ONE NIGHT IN THE ZOO by Judith Kerr
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"A fun-filled selection, great for home and for the classroom. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Bright, cheerful rhymes and soft, witty illustrations tell the story of a most curious night at the zoo while presenting the numbers one to ten in this smart and silly counting book. Read full book review >

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GOODBYE MOG by Judith Kerr
ANIMALS
Released: March 15, 2003

"Kerr's understated humor and cheery, cartoon-like illustrations make the mood more sweet than sentimental or frightening. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Readers who remember Mog from Kerr's long popular and recently reissued Mog the Forgetful Cat will be both happy and sad to see this final episode in the long series by the British author/illustrator. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER GOOSE by Judith Kerr
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2002

"New readers will be able to 'read' the pictures, without ever knowing a word. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Kerr, author of the beloved Mog books, uses soft, colored pencils and a Mother Goose-meets-The Ugly Duckling story to weave an uneven tale about a lonely goose in search of a mate. Read full book review >

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MAMA, COMING AND GOING by Judith Caseley
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

With a new baby, Mama often doesn't know whether she's coming or going: She forgets to defrost the chicken, lets the tub overflow, and complains that she feels ``like a chicken running around without a head.'' Fortunately, Jenna (who's just learning to read) accepts all this with a good humor to match Mama's own; she splashes happily in the water on the bathroom floor, amuses the baby while Mama finds someone to open the car where he's locked in, and philosophically makes the best of several mishaps en route to a birthday party that, after all, will be next week. Read full book review >

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THEA'S TREE by Judith Clay
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"With its droll paintings and fablelike story, the book will appeal to those whose tree-hugging instincts and good wishes for the Earth's future are intact. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Although Thea has grown up in an ugly brick city without trees, flowers or plants (is it in Europe or North America?), her parents remember trees with fondness. Read full book review >

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IN STYLE WITH GRANDMA ANTOINETTE by Judith Caseley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Frivolous but fun, this delivers a tantalizing, humorous exhibition of the ups and downs of this secret world of glamour. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Caseley's trendy tale of hair salon hijinks will appeal to the inner divas of young readers. Read full book review >