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Hessell, Jenny

Overview
Works: 39 works in 125 publications in 3 languages and 2,060 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Picture books  Stories in rhyme  Christmas stories  Poetry  Action and adventure fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ7.H4365, NZ823.2
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Jenny Hessell
Publications by Jenny Hessell
Most widely held works by Jenny Hessell
Staying at Sam's by Jenny Hessell( Book )
9 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 488 libraries worldwide
When he spends the night at his friend Sam's, a young boy discovers that his family's way of doing things is not necessarily the way all families do things
What's wrong with bottoms? by Jenny Hessell( Book )
12 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and Maori and held by 192 libraries worldwide
"Written specifically for children on the subject of sexual abuse. Although it deals with an unpleasant situation, the overall tone is warm and supportive. The information provided on the problem of sexual abuse is accurate and helpful, giving appropriate role models for both children and adults"--Back cover
Grandma McGarvey paints the shed by Jenny Hessell( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
When Grandma McGarvey turns shed painting into a major colourful event. Suggested level: preschool, junior, primary
Grandma McGarvey by Jenny Hessell( Book )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
Grandma McGarvey squeezes a great clutter of rubbish and bizarre objects into her car and trailer, and drives the precarious load at breakneck speed to the dump. Suggested level: junior, primary
Grandma McGarvey goes to sea by Jenny Hessell( Book )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
When Grandma McGarvey decides to go sailing she ends up having an eventful trip, during which she copes with her seasick parrot and dog and does battle with a savage shark. Suggested level: junior
Nobody's perfect by Jenny Hessell( Book )
4 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
Sensitive book, written specifically for children, addressing the problem of understanding death at an early age. Tells the story of a young boy's bewilderment and anger when a school friend unexpectedly died
Grandma McGarvey and the treasure hunt by Jenny Hessell( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Grandma McGarvey mows her lawn and discovers something hidden in the ground. What treasure will she find buried in her backyard? Suggested level: junior, primary
Grandma McGarvey takes a dive by Jenny Hessell( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
When Grandma McGarvey feels that life is a little dull, she decides to do something that only an adventurous grandma would do. Suggested level: junior, primary
Grandma McGarvey goes to the zoo by Jenny Hessell( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
When Grandma McGarvey went to the zoo she was looking for something exciting to do. She loaded the picnic basket high with spinach cake and a mystery pie, sardine sandwiches, freshly made, and a monster bottle of lemonade. "It's rather a lot" she frowned, "that's true but you never know what you might need in a zoo." Suggested level: junior, primary
Grandma McGarvey surfs the Net by Jenny Hessell( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Grandma McGarvey is always ready to try something new, so she signs up for "Surfing for Seniors". Even though she's not expecting words like "the Net, Google, Blackberry and mouse", she triumphs in the end and learns to use a computer. Suggested level: junior, primary
Grandma McGarvey joins the scrum by Jenny Hessell( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Grandma McGarvey finds herself on the field at a country rugby match, and surprises everyone with her ball skills. Suggested level: junior, primary
Grandma McGarvey's Christmas by Jenny Hessell( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
"Grandma McGarvey sets up camp in the caravan park on Christmas Eve, but she hears Santa can't make it this year - he's sick in bed. Usually Grandma McGarvey would step in, but this year she's got her own Christmas party to run. She goes back to her caravan, changes into her dressing gown and sleeping cap and gets ready for her Christmas Eve feast. But the flames from the Christmas Pudding scare the dog, who hides up a tree! While rescuing the dog she stumbles upon the families of the camping ground, who are having a party outdoors. Dressed as she is in her red dressing gown and cap, the children mistake her for Santa! So Grandma and the dog decide to stay and join the party"--Publisher's information. Suggested level: junior, primary
Grandma McGarvey goes to school by Jenny Hessell( Book )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Grandma McGarvey proves she's still young at heart when she returns to school for Grandparents' Day. Suggested level: junior, primary
Rebecca's babies by Jenny Hessell( Book )
3 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
"Picture book provides parents with an ideal opportunity to introduce children to the facts of life; and, importantly, it allows parents to tell them in the way they prefer"--Back cover
Secret soup by Jenny Hessell( Book )
7 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Story in simple text for beginning readers
Grandma McGarvey and the Puddle St Gang by Jenny Hessell( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
When she was young, Grandma McGarvey had just as much energy as she does today. Turning up as a volunteer to help out at a nearby rest home, she discovers some of her mischievous friends from her childhood days who reminisce on the misadventures of their youth. Suggested level: junior
Grandma McGarvey goes camping by Jenny Hessell( Book )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Grandma McGarvey decides to go camping, and encounters a wild pig on the loose! Suggested level: junior, primary
Ripeka's carving by Jenny Hessell( Book )
5 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Ripeka carves her name on her desk at school when everyone calls her "Rebecca."
Daniel by Jenny Hessell( Book )
9 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and Spanish and held by 46 libraries worldwide
A learn-to-read story in Spanish about a boy's difficulty with spelling
Dump bear by Jenny Hessell( Book )
4 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
"When dad goes to the dump, he takes Emma, William and Toby the dog. Outside the dump Emma finds the most beautiful bear she has ever seen and William is determined to keep it. However, dad has other plans - until Toby intervenes" --Back cover
 
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English (89)
Spanish (3)
Maori (2)
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