Search Results: "Linda Jennings"


BOOK REVIEW

NINE NAUGHTY KITTENS by Linda Jennings
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"The positive message and endearing conclusion that reunites the kittens with their mother make this book a winner for members of the learning-to-count set, and for cat-lovers, as well. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Nine Naughty Kittens (42 pp.; $14.95; Oct.; 1-888444-62-2) A rhyming counting book launches nine boisterous kittens on a mission to reunite their family. Read full book review >

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MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB by Linda Jennings
Released: June 1, 1999

"Hurt-Newton's artwork is enticing, the paint as thick and rich as frosting. (Picture book. 3-5)"
It all starts rather familiarly: "Mary had a little lamb, its fleece was white as snow." Read full book review >

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LITTLE PUPPY LOST by Linda Jennings
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"The very definition of saccharine. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When Ollie and his siblings go out to play in the snow for the first time, they have a wonderful romp until they are frightened by a barking spaniel. Read full book review >

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THE BRAVE LITTLE BUNNY by Linda Jennings
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

"The crew of characters are expressive and realistically drawn, but it's difficult to read this work without hearing echoes of other stories (The Velveteen Rabbit, The Rabbits' Wedding, The Runaway Bunny) of more enduring interest. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A lop-eared rabbit named Millie lives in a small backyard hutch and is bored with the same old fare of lettuce, carrots, and no space to hop in. Read full book review >

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EASY PEASY! by Linda Jennings
ANIMALS
Released: March 20, 1997

"The book is attractive, though not substantial: Kitty's logic and the progression of events are suited to the intended audience, but children may not want to sit through the mild episode more than once. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A kitten is awakened by the delicious aroma of fish, and follows its source to a high kitchen cupboard. Read full book review >

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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 DEADLY 7 by Garth Jennings
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"Muddled but fun, with a notably subversive premise. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
With help from seven loyal but decidedly iffy companions, 11-year-old Nelson sets out to rescue his kidnapped older sister. Read full book review >

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GUINEA DOG 3 by Patrick Jennings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Youngsters will eagerly jump in for another fast, fun read. (Animal fantasy. 8-12)"
It's summer vacation, and in this third in the light-reading Guinea Dog series, Rufus' and Murph's families are taking their traditional trip to the lake, unusual guinea pigs included. Read full book review >

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OUT STANDING IN MY FIELD by Patrick Jennings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Humorous and insightful. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Ty Cutter is expected to live out his father's dreams of baseball glory. Read full book review >

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UNREAL! by Paul Jennings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"A companion volume, Uncanny, is being published simultaneously. (Short stories. 11-13)"
Australia's answer to Robert Munsch and Barry Polisar offers a collection of wacky tales, each featuring a ghost, a skeleton, or at least a twist of magic. Read full book review >

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LET LOOSE THE DOGS by Maureen Jennings
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Not only the most generously plotted of Murdoch's four cases (Poor Tom is Cold, 2001, etc.), but the one whose constant reminders of mortality, via wounded dogs, chicks, and rats, are the most piercing."
The last time Acting Detective William Murdoch, of Toronto's Number Four Station, saw his father was in 1873, and to Murdoch, remembering the alcoholism and violent outbursts that led him to run away from home with his sister Susanna, the ensuing 22 years have not been long enough. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"An outstanding supplement to the many conventional histories of the American Revolution, Jennings's history offers both an objective account of the conflict and challenging insights about historical distortion."
A detailed account of the less idealistic economic and political motivations that inspired the American Revolution. Read full book review >