Search Results: "Linda Hendry"


BOOK REVIEW

PRISCILLA AND ROSY by Sharon Jennings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"More Priscilla Rat adventures are sure to be eagerly anticipated. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Priscilla Rat is excited about going to her best friend Rosy's house to work on a new puzzle, at least until she receives a better offer and is tempted to lie to get out of her commitment. Read full book review >

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Let There Be Linda by Rich Leder
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An irreverent novel that gleefully spins the plot into preposterousness."
Estranged brothers have a chance to reconcile when pursued by a ruthless loan shark and faced with caring for their mother, just back from the dead, in Leder's (Juggler, Porn Star, Monkey Wrench, 2014, etc.) comic thriller. Read full book review >

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WHO ARE YOU, LINDA CONDRICK? by Patricia Carlon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"A vintage 1962 whodunit: clever, understated, and altogether expert, though its did-she-or-didn't-she dynamic lacks the edge marking the best of the eight mysteries by Carlon (Death by Demonstration, 2001, etc.) already to reach American shores."
For years, the Forst family, sheepherders in the Australian outback's remote Leumah Valley, have depended on the bounty of matriarchal Ella Forst. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"No one has the temerity to claim that Brown was a cure-all for our nation's ills; perhaps this offering's greatest strength for young readers is the sense that Brown was part of a historical process—and so, now, are they. (Anthology. 10+)"
A nuanced collection thoughtfully commemorates, rather than celebrates, the 50th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VERY NOISY NIGHT by Diana Hendry
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Chapman's gaily colored illustrations set imaginations soaring as readers discover the myriad uses a mouse has for household scraps. (Picture book. 3-7)"
From Hendry (Kid Kibble, 1994, etc.) comes a sweetly beguiling tale of two mice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOUBLE VISION by Diana Hendry
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 1993

"Wonderfully warm and complex; readers who enjoy this may go happily on to Pride and Prejudice. (Fiction. 11+)"
Of the three Bishop girls—living in a 1950's British coastal town—only Lily, eight, was born after WW II; pampered by an anxious mother, she has elaborate strategies to cope with the dark and with fears of the ``Leftover Nazi'' she imagines hiding in the dunes. Read full book review >

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KID KIBBLE by Diana Hendry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Amusing and slight. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Narrator Ned and his older sister, Jess, are mortified when their mother announces who their new boarder is—Kid Kibble, the school's incoming biology teacher. Read full book review >

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WHY FATHER CHRISTMAS WAS LATE FOR HARTLEPOOL by Diana Hendry
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1994

"Hendry's charmingly offbeat story is nicely complemented by Heap's spare, delicately comical pen-and-watercolor illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In the attic of an empty house, four abandoned toys are exchanging amusing misinformation, albeit with poetic grains of truth (``A child has four legs, furry ears and a squawk''; ``I remember the window cleaner....He climbed a ladder one day and washed the sky''), when Father Christmas appears hoping to make a delivery to six-month-old Lily, scheduled to move in this very Christmas Eve. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CAREY STREET CAT by Diana Hendry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 1991

"This team's The Rainbow Watchers, published simultaneously in the same format, also considers fitting in and the meaning of art, but the storyline is not as strong. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Jenkins, a cat, gets along happily on Carey Street once Harry has pointed out to the neighbors who object to Jenkins's wandering from house to house that the cat's life is not so different from Harry's: he splits the week between his divorced parents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"An unforgettable debut."
It takes a virtuoso writer to make another familial memoir of addiction seem as vital and compelling as this stunning debut does. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 18, 2007

"A moving period saga with the ring of truth to it."
An orphaned girl lives through 90 years of social and familial upheaval in this haunting fictionalized biography. Read full book review >