Search Results: "Chester Nez"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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CODE TALKER by Chester Nez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"A unique, inspiring story by a member of the Greatest Generation."
A firsthand account of how the Navajo language was used to help defeat the Japanese in World War II. 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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THE COLLECTED STORIES OF CHESTER HIMES by Chester Himes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 1991

"While some of the pieces here read like dated magazine fiction, the best rise above their time and bear witness to the racism that compromised the humanity of white and black alike."
Himes (d. 1984) is well served by this collection of 61 stories (25 never before published): mostly short takes that deal with the black experience, ranging from impoverishment and prison life to the excesses and satisfactions of religion. Read full book review >

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THE CHESTER CHRONICLES by Kermit Moyer
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"A dull protagonist, awkwardly presented."
Semi-autobiographical first novel by Moyer (Tumbling: Stories, 1998) depicts an army brat's coming of age. Read full book review >

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CHESTER AND GUS by Cammie McGovern
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A bittersweet, vexing glimpse of a less-portrayed point on the autism spectrum. (Fiction. 9-13)"
After his fear of loud noises causes him to fail his service dog training, Chester, a supersmart chocolate Lab, becomes a support dog to Gus, a white 10-year-old boy with nonverbal autism. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 19, 1996

"A sweet, smart, witty character sketch."
A fond but not uncritical backward glance at one of this century's most important poets and his companion. Read full book review >

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CHESTER B. HIMES by Lawrence P. Jackson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 11, 2017

"A tumultuous life rendered in never-dull, enlightening fashion."
Jackson (English and History/Johns Hopkins Univ.; My Father's Name: A Black Virginia Family After the Civil War, 2012, etc.) takes a confusing, twisted tale of a writer and lays it out in a readable, straightforward biography. Read full book review >

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CHESTER ALAN ARTHUR by Zachary Karabell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 21, 2004

"A dry life of a dry man, with a few intriguing glimpses into the Gilded Age."
An unmemorable president earns a fitting biography. Read full book review >

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HAVE YOU SEEN CHESTER? by Andrew Murray
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"Readers who still find this a little cut-and-dried can seek more nuanced relationships in the likes of Denise Fleming's Buster (2003) or Peter McCarty's Hondo and Fabian (2002). (Picture book. 4-6)"
Published far more intriguingly across the pond as Have You Seen Elvis?, this tidy tale links a dog and a cat who battle constantly, until the cat throws in the towel and leaves home. Read full book review >