Search Results: "Chester E. Finn Jr"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A fact-driven, clear text that will be of interest to educators as well as parents of students at selective public high schools."
A cogent exploration of the struggle to balance equity and excellence in America's most academically selective public high schools. Read full book review >

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FINN by Katharine Jay Bacon
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Bits and pieces of the narrative, especially those involving horses, other animals, and descriptions of the farm, are well-crafted, holding out a promise of a story telling that is never realized. (Fiction. 12-14)"
A suspense story without much suspense, constructed from disparate elements that never quite mesh. Read full book review >

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FINN by Jon Clinch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 27, 2007

"Despite needlessly confusing chronology, a memorable debut, likely to make waves."
The Finn in question is not Huck, but his father, a "strange sad monster" in newcomer Clinch's bold and deeply disturbing work. Read full book review >

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CHESTER by Ayano Imai
Kirkus Star
by Ayano Imai, illustrated by Ayano Imai
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Touches of the fantastic are waiting to be spotted: Chester carries his own doghouse under his arm for his whole journey, a dog sheds tears and flowers grow up through the tablecloth when a family is reunited. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Delicate, impressionistic illustrations and an understated text convey the story of Chester, a black-and-white dog who is not appreciated by his busy family. Read full book review >

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CHESTER by Mélanie Watt
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Highly recommended. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Mélanie Watt is NOT the author of this book—Chester, her plump calico cat with the big red marker, is. Read full book review >

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FINN by Christopher Brookhouse
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2015

"A novel to be savored more than once, written with the same languorous, rumbling passion of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward's film The Long Hot Summer."
Looking behind propriety's lace-curtain gentility into the hardwoods of sin, Brookhouse (Loving Ryan, 2010, etc.) offers pure Southern noir. Read full book review >

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E by Matt Beaumont
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Your career may depend on it."
Subject: Fab debut of former London adman, making a bugger-all brilliant update on the epistolary novel by having it largely in e-mail thrashing about on the office network and focusing on London's Miller Shanks ad agency striving to land the Coke account. Read full book review >

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OH, CHESTER! by Michelle Hinck
Released: Sept. 26, 2014

"Dealing with sibling rivalry may be a common picture-book theme, but this book's droll and amusing approach is a welcome addition to the genre."
A pampered cat narrates his tale of woe when a new baby joins the family. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 20, 1991

"A sincere, if too heroic, plea worth reading by educators and concerned parents."
A call to arms to fundamentally revolutionize the catastrophically afflicted public education system in the US. Read full book review >

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GENA/FINN by Hannah Moskowitz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 5, 2016

"Overall, though, it's very satisfying to see this moment in fandom and Internet-originating relationships so capably represented. (Fiction. 14-17)"
Two devoted members of an emotional cop drama's fandom meet online and feel an instant bond. Read full book review >

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FINN McCOUL by Brian Gleeson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"This collaboration is uproarious, a brain-fevered interpretation that's also smart as a whip. (Picture book/folklore. 8+)"
Out of the third century a.d. comes Finn McCoul (a.k.a. Read full book review >