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Gorrell, Gena K. (Gena Kinton) 1946-

Overview
Works: 20 works in 54 publications in 1 language and 4,426 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Biography  Bildungsromans  Biographies  History  Literature  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PZ7.H1828, FIC
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Most widely held works about Gena K Gorrell
 
Most widely held works by Gena K Gorrell
North star to freedom : the story of the Underground Railroad by Gena K Gorrell( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the history of the Underground Railroad from the roots of slavery through the post-Emancipation era by focusing on the lives of the participants
Heart and soul : the story of Florence Nightingale by Gena K Gorrell( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the life and work of the nineteenth-century English woman considered to be the founder of modern nursing
Working like a dog : the story of working dogs through history by Gena K Gorrell( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the canines of history, the evolution of breeds for different purposes and how dogs are trained for modern-day jobs, such as search and rescue. Since the first hungry wolf bravely approached an ancient cooking fire and was rewarded with a scrap of meat, our lives and the lives of dogs have been interwoven. Dogs have worked for us as warriors with ammunition strapped to their bodies. Dogs have gone through snow, icy seas, and into the dangerous rubble of collapsed buildings to rescue us. Dogs, with their spectacular ability to detect odors, keep us safe by finding drugs and explosives. They lead us if we cannot see and react for us when we cannot hear. Most of all, they love us - and we love them.--
Catching fire : the story of firefighting by Gena K Gorrell( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and illustrations present the activities and equipment of fire fighters and the different kinds of fires that they put out
In the land of the jaguar : South America and its people by Gena K Gorrell( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Journey to the extraordinary lands that make up South America ..." Cover p. 4
Say what? : the weird and mysterious journey of the English language by Gena K Gorrell( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the history of the modern English language and how previous languages and civilizations influenced its development
M.C. Higgins, the great by Virginia Hamilton( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a slag heap, the result of strip mining, creeps closer to his house in the Ohio Hills, fifteen year old M.C. is torn between trying to get his family away and fighting for the home they love
House on Ninth Street : interviews and photographs from Guatemala by Larry Towell( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection is based on the words of the relatives of the "disappeared" who, in spite of continued harassment and death threats, continue to demand explanations and justice
44 hours or strike! by Anne Dublin( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Toronto Dressmakers' Strike of 1931 brings young sisters Sophie and Rose together in their fight for better working conditions, decent wages, and for their union. It's a tough battle as distrust and resentment of immigrants is growing, with many people blaming their poverty and difficulties on these workers. Sophie and Rose are faced with unexpected -- and sometimes violent -- barriers, and they quickly find that a strike is more than just a march
Finding Grace by Becky Citra( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ten-year-old Hope is a bit of a loner with a wonderful imagination. Growing up in the 1950s with a single mother and a mysteriously absent father, the letters she writes to her imaginary friend, Grace, help her cope with the difficult times in her life: her mother's depression, their money worries, struggles to make friends at school and her grandmother's death. On her eleventh birthday, Hope is shocked to learn that Grace is a real person--her twin sister, who contracted polio and was adopted when they were toddlers. Hope believes that finding Grace is the only way she can help her mother deal with her guilt. Hope's hunt for her sister takes her and her mother to the tiny community of Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia. There she finally meets Grace, who is all the things Hope wishes she could be. They become friends, but Hope doesn't know how to tell Grace the truth. How can she have a relationship with her sister based on lies and secrets? A crisis will force her mother to be the adult she needs to be and allow Hope and Grace the chance to be children together"--
Stories of the witch queen by Gena K Gorrell( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yeny and the children for peace by Michelle Mulder( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Yeny's family moved from a village to a city in Colombia hoping to escape violence, only to face kidnappers and bullies. Yeny and her friends decide to face the danger and organize a peace carnival, but can a group of kids actually change one of the most violent countries in the world?
Jeremy and the air pirates by Felicity Finn( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Follow the antics of the aunties - weird and wonderful old-lady mannequins who take over the local television station. A sequel to 'Jeremy and the Aunties'" Cf. Our choice, 1999-2000
Working like a dog : the story of working dogs through history by Gena K Gorrell( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Since the first hungry wolf bravely approached an ancient cooking fire and was rewarded with a scrap of meat, our lives and the lives of dogs have been interwoven. Dogs have worked for us as warriors with ammunition strapped to their bodies. Dogs have gone through snow, icy seas, and into the dangerous rubble of collapsed buildings to rescue us. Dogs, with their spectacular ability to detect odors, keep us safe by finding drugs and explosives. They lead us if we cannot see and react for us when we cannot hear. Most of all, they love us - and we love them. [This] book ... describes the dogs of history, the evolution of breeds for different purposes, and the training involved in preparing the modern-day heroes who find lost children, nab criminals, and point out contraband - heroes who just happen to be dogs.-Publisher description
In the land of the jaguar : South America and its people by Gena K Gorrell( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

South America's story is as varied as its geography of soaring mountains, scorching deserts, and lush rainforests. In Ecuador alone, there are 25,000 kinds of plants, 1,500 species of birds, 4,500 different butterflies, and 300 mammals! This book combines an often tragic history with the problems and triumphs of the present. Grades 4-7. 2007
Heart and soul : the story of Florence Nightingale by Gena K Gorrell( Recording )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Florence Nightingale, often thought of as a patient angel of mercy, was a much more difficult, demanding person. In spite of her wealthy family's opposition, she gave up her life of privilege to become a nurse. While caring for English soldiers in Crimea, Florence caused a revolution, resulting in reforms to health care for millions of people. Grades 4-7. 2000
Say What? by Gena K Gorrell( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

North star to freedom : the story of the underground railroad by Gena K Gorrell( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The story of the Underground Railroad, an extraordinary network of farm houses, country lanes, and city streets in the United States and Canada which had one purpose - to transport slaves from the terrors of the plantation to the freedom of another country. Grades 5-8. c1996
Catching fire : the story of firefighting by Gena K Gorrell( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Describes the history and development of firefighting
 
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North star to freedom : the story of the Underground Railroad
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Heart and soul : the story of Florence NightingaleWorking like a dog : the story of working dogs through historyCatching fire : the story of firefightingIn the land of the jaguar : South America and its peopleSay what? : the weird and mysterious journey of the English languageYeny and the children for peaceJeremy and the air piratesHeart and soul : the story of Florence NightingaleSay What?
Alternative Names
Gorrell, Gena K.

Gorrell, Gena Kinton

Languages
English (54)