Search Results: "Chester Nez"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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THE SHRUNKEN HEAD by Lauren Oliver
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Though ambitious, this Gothic misses the mark. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Four orphans employ highly unusual talents to solve a series of murders in 1930s New York City. Read full book review >