HNR Issue 40 (May 2007)

April in Paris

By Michael Wallner - Published 2007



Don’t be fooled by this book’s unfortunate UK cover. This is not another romantic wartime saga, but a powerful study of ...Read Review

Prison Ship

By Paul Dowswell - Published 2006


Children/Young AdultNautical

1803. In this second Sam Witchell adventure, 15-year-old Sam is an experienced ‘powder monkey’ aboard HMS Elephant. The battle of Copenhagen is imminent and ...Read Review

The Wednesday Wars

By Gary D. Schmidt - Published 2007


Children/Young Adult

As the only Presbyterian in his seventh-grade class in Long Island in 1967-68, Holling Hoodhood has to spend Wednesday afternoons with his teacher, ...Read Review

Stanley, The Impossible Life of Africa’s Greatest Explorer

By Tim Jeal - Published 2007



There are many false beliefs about the man known as Henry Morton Stanley. Born in 1840 in Denbigh, his real name was John Rowlands, ...Read Review

Savage Kingdom: Virginia and the Founding of English America

By Benjamin Woolley - Published 2007



A brilliant book, researched in great detail. It paints a picture of the life of the early settlers who arrived in Virginia in 1607, ...Read Review