Search Results: "Paula Hennessy"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 20, 2012

"An engrossing, entertaining psychological family drama centered on the important, often overlooked relationship between a grandmother and granddaughter."
A troubled teenage girl and her grandmother bond through their book club as each faces a personal struggle. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Fascinating, well-told, candid, and tender."
A rare glimpse into the life of one of America's most revered social activists. Read full book review >

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NEVER AGAIN by Peter Hennessy
NON-FICTION
Released: April 18, 1994

"An absorbing, limpidly written study of the political and social dimensions of England's graceful descent from greatness."
Hennessy (Contemporary History/London), a former correspondent for the Times of London and The Economist, offers a massive history—impressively scholarly and as engagingly readable as the best journalism—about the first six years of Britain's postwar transformation from an imperial power into a welfare state. Read full book review >

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THE CRY OF HAVOC by John Hennessy
Released: Aug. 15, 2011

"Endlessly imaginative in a world populated by foreign beings, though some readers may find the terrain a little too familiar."
An epic journey across another world, the first book in a forthcoming series. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 2, 1992

"A case study that skillfully demonstrates how the South's superior commanders initially brought the Confederates close to ultimate victory. (B&w photos and maps—not seen.)"
A thorough and first-rate account of a critical Civil War battle that was sandwiched between—and dwarfed by—the momentous Seven Days and Antietam campaigns. Read full book review >

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CLAIRE AND THE UNICORN HAPPY EVER AFTER by B.G. Hennessy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"A good entry to the topic of diversity, and an extension to traditional fairy tale collections. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A little girl wonders what it is that makes her fairytale characters happy forever after and takes a magical nighttime journey with her stuffed unicorn to find the answer. Read full book review >

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THE ATTIC CHRISTMAS by B.G. Hennessy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Some readers will appreciate the idea of the continuing circle of family; others will find this a somber story for an ordinarily more cheerful time. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Anthropomorphic Christmas tree ornaments take center stage in this rather sentimental story about the first Christmas after a grandparent's death. Read full book review >

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A CHRISTMAS WISH FOR CORDUROY by B.G. Hennessy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"A pleasurable and satisfying back story for the beloved bear named Corduroy. Not too long, not too hard—just right. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A prequel to the beloved classics Corduroy (1968) and A Pocket for Corduroy (1978), this story tells how Corduroy found his green overalls (and his name). Read full book review >

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CORDUROY LOST AND FOUND by B.G. Hennessy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"The actual author and illustrator get no cover billing, but that shouldn't bother readers willing to settle for respectable replacements. (Picture book. 5-7)"
With Madeline and Little House spin-offs on her resume, plus Rosemary Wells's Yoko and Friends series, the technically versatile Wheeler replaces Lisa McCue to illustrate this latest Corduroy episode in a credible imitation of Don Freeman's style. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF by B.G. Hennessy
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"Ovine divine—and darn clever. (Picture book/folktale. 4-7)"
Never has this favorite tale been told with such animation and charming humor. Read full book review >