Search Results: "Chester Nez"


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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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HIDING GLORY by Laura Chester
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Associations aside, a chromatic fantasy full of panache and a clever sense of fun."
A heavenly blue horse introduces a young girl to a land of merriment that finds itself besieged by serpents and Kermudgins. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF THE LAKE by Laura Chester
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"Certainly sweeping, certainly vivid, but terminally thin."
Anthologist and novelist Chester (Bitches Ride Alone, 1991, not reviewed, etc.) revisits the Midwest's gilded age—here, in a lavishly detailed but rushed saga of four families' intertwined lives from the turn of the century to the present. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 21, 2011

"Though the writing lacks polish, readers interested in elite military forces could hardly ask for a more honest rendering."
A West Point graduate looks back on his training and experiences as a Green Beret. Read full book review >

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CROMWELL DIXON’S SKY-CYCLE  by John Nez
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2009

"Dare to dream' is the clear message here. (bibliography) (Informational picture book. 7-9)"
This fine tribute to teenage inventors everywhere retraces the true early exploits of a handy Ohio lad who converted his bicycle into a homemade dirigible, then successfully (more or less) tested it out in the skies over Columbus. Read full book review >

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SPLASH! by Kirsty Melville
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 1997

"The background of sea, snow, and shadows offers the perfect theater for these Charlie Chaplins of the Antarctic, all dressed up for a premiere on ice. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A collection of full-color photographs of Antarctic Adelie penguins masquerades as a counting book, covering numbers one through ten. Read full book review >

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Death By Arbitrage or Live Low Die High by Urno Barthel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 27, 2015

"An extremely clever thriller that dazzles on every level."
This third volume in a series of techno-thrillers pits Chester and Urno's (Death by Tech, 2014, etc.) scientist/sleuth against murderous inside traders. Read full book review >

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A FOR ANTARCTICA by Jonathan Chester
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 1995

"Recommended only for those in need of pictorial material on this region. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
A pastiche of full-color photographs, some quite wonderful, that do not make a coherent alphabetical listing. Read full book review >

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THE GRANDMA CURE by Pamela Mayer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A middling story with a gentle lesson, though a bit too sophisticated for the low end of its target audience. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Squabbling grandmothers remind sick-in-bed Becky of her kindergarten classmates. Read full book review >

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HOME TO THE SEA by Chester Aaron
Released: Sept. 18, 2004

"Editorial deficiencies aside, this myth-novel will pull readers along with its entrancing story and, in the right hands, could have strong film potential."
A unique combination of mermaid myth and realistic childhood portrait that has a power of story far outweighing its weak writing. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 2003

"Intriguing midpoint autobiography sure to rouse curiosity about what the next half has in store."
Chester's go-ahead-and-laugh debut memoir shows a difficult adolescence evolving into a successful independent-film career. Read full book review >

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MARVEL THE MARVELOUS by Laura Chester
Released: July 15, 2008

"A transporting trip punctuated by absorbing twists and turns."
Four characters embark on the adventure of their lives in the frozen land of Joya. Read full book review >