Search Results: "Chester Wong"


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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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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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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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Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"While not as action-packed as the first two Yellow Green Beret books, this third certainly holds its own for readers interested in the U.S. military and life at West Point."
The third installment from author Wong (Yellow Green Beret Vol. II, 2012, etc.) about the nitty-gritty realities of life as a U.S. Special Forces officer. Read full book review >

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Released: April 6, 2012

"Required reading for those interested in the Green Berets or life in the U.S. Army."
More accounts about the life and making of a U.S. Special Forces officer from author Wong (Yellow Green Beret: Volume I, 2011). 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 SAMMY WONG FILES by Eleanor Wong Telemaque
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2007

"This warm account of a Chinese family's assimilation in Minnesota during the anti-Communist '50s is a familiar, heartfelt American tale."
Under the scourge of McCarthyism, 21-year-old Chinese-American Telemaque was forced to question whether she was the all-American she always thought herself to be. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2007

"This warm account of a Chinese family's assimilation in Minnesota during the anti-Communist '50s is a familiar, heartfelt American tale."
Under the scourge of McCarthyism, 21-year-old Chinese-American Telemaque was forced to question whether she was the all-American she always thought herself to be. 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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MAKING FRIENDS WITH BILLY WONG by Augusta Scattergood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Even though this is mostly Azalea's tale, it's a refreshing novel inspired by real-life Chinese-American communities not often seen in stories. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
It's 1952, and Azalea Ann Morgan, an 11-year-old white girl, doesn't want to leave Texas and help Grandma Clark, who hurt her foot and lives in Paris Junction, Arkansas. Read full book review >