Search Results: "Genevieve Ko"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"An endearing twist on the super-chef cookbook, geared toward creative home cooks who want to explore new tastes."
Rediscover the joy in home cooking along with star chef Vongerichten (Asian Flavors of Jean-Georges, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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ALEX KO by Alex Ko
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"An enjoyable and fast-paced read for not only star-dreamers, but also the star-stuck. (Memoir. 9-14)"
Broadway lights beckoned bright for a boy from Iowa who leapt into the title role of the long-running Billy Elliot. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 3, 2003

"Pays thoughtful tribute to a woman who believed in spiritual and educational empowerment."
Meticulously balanced if dry account of the Catholic nun who turned a down-and-out Belfast school for girls into one of the best in Europe. Read full book review >

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I BELIEVE IN GENEVIEVE by Jenny Craig
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2013

"Grandmas who believe in the Jenny Craig weight-loss program are the only possible market for this book. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Weight-loss guru Craig offers lifestyle advice for children wrapped up in a sugary junk-food version of a pony story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"A captivating photo essay, handsomely presented. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
A somber, useful study in how cultures both continue age-old traditions and change, given new circumstances. Read full book review >

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THE FOUR ARROWS FE-AS-KO by Randall Beth Platt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1991

"Platt's style is suitably colorful, her story a mildly amusing, airy nothing—most likely to charm softhearted, regional-lit devotees."
Bonanza meets One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in this comic western, written by a handball champ from the Pacific Northwest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1988

"Bryan retells the story with vigor and humor; the brush drawings, in shades of gray on buff, are appropriately decorative, although some of the subtleties of the brushwork have been lost in reproduction."
The illustrator here—who is a professor of sculpture at Dartmouth—remembers this Japanese tale from his childhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Lands of In-KO-8 Trilogy, 3rd Edition by Edward J. Fisher
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 22, 2010

"A fetching, seriocomic fantasy of faith, politics, science and death that never succumbs to cuteness."
A sci-fi saga of an alien world, recounting its wars, its near-destruction and its risky restoration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DOG WEARING SHOES by Sangmi Ko
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Comedic pacing and simultaneously scrupulous and silly artwork will leave readers howling. (Picture book. 2-6)"
After spotting a scrawny dog in a swirl of city traffic and taking it home, Mini wants to call it her very own, but her mom suggests a dog with shoes must have an owner. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIRTHDAYS OF FREEDOM by Genevieve Foster
Released: June 1, 1952

Teachers, parents, and children who have enjoyed and profited from this author's three world biographies of Lincoln, Washington, and Augustus Caesar will be predisposed toward this book, but they should be forewarned that this does not have the same type of horizontal construction that won the other books so many followers. Read full book review >

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THE DROWNING OF ALISON ALYWARD by Genevieve Lyons
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2001

"Veteran Lyons (Green Years, 1989, etc.) turns in a performance as low-key, neatly written, and steadily entertaining as ever."
Mark Dangerfield, antique-book dealer and sometime detective in Maggie Thatcher's London, is asked by socialite Wendy Cadbury, a friend of his mother's, to investigate the drowning death of her young friend Alison Alyward, officially a suicide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MASKED CITY by Genevieve Cogman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"While it seems like there should be something for everyone in this mashup of dragons, faeries, librarians, Holmes, and masked mystery, the end result is more a stew of 'wouldn't it be cool...' than a tightly plotted tale."
In the second installment of her Invisible Library series, Cogman (The Invisible Library, 2016) chronicles the exploits of Irene Winters, an interdimensional Librarian seeking rare books across alternate worlds. Read full book review >