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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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 >

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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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THE VERY BUSY DAY by Diana Hendry
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Leo Lionni said it first and better in Frederick. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Big Mouse out-drones the Little Red Hen in this clash of wills that's a companion volume to Hendry's The Very Noisy Night (1999). Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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

LITTLE BIRD AND THE MOON SANDWICH by Linda Berkowitz
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1998

"Although this is similar to Ivan Gantschev's Where the Moon Lives (p. 403), Berkowitz's book is more endearing; her nighttime illustrations include just the right combination of watery splash and comforting, downy fluff. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Gazing into the sky, Alfonse (Alfonse, Where are You?, 1996) and Little Bird spy the silver orb of the full moon. Read full book review >

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THE MOUSE BRIDE by Linda Allen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 1992

"A charming story with an appealingly self-reliant little heroine. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
Allen heard this Finnish tale as a child; as acknowledged here, it also appears as ``The Forest Bride'' in Parker Fillmore's Mighty Mikko (1922). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT'S IN MY TRAIN? by Linda Bleck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Confirmed train fans should check out true informational train books at 625.2; for toddlers, stick with age-appropriate classics by Donald Crews or Byron Barton. (Board book. 2-4)"
Fans of Thomas the Tank Engine may be tempted by this busy, lift-the-flap board book. Read full book review >