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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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 >

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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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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 >

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THE LEAVERS by Lisa Ko
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"This timely novel depicts the heart- and spirit-breaking difficulties faced by illegal immigrants with meticulous specificity."
A Chinese woman who works in a New York nail salon doesn't come home one day; her young son is raised by well-meaning strangers who cannot heal his broken heart. 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

Released: April 8, 2014

"A helpful guide full of good, sensible advice to teens feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of major life transitions. (resources, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 14 & up)"
A sympathetic, practical self-help guide for teens facing the end of high school and unable to decide what to do next. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELEUSIS by Genevieve Fairbrother
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A breezy, escapist fantasy novel that struggles to blend romance with page-turning action."
Fairbrother's debut fantasy novel delivers a modern take on the myth of Hades and Persephone. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LONG, TALL LINCOLN by Jennifer Dussling
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"A succinct, edifying read, but don't buy it for the pictures. (Informational early reader. 6-8)"
Abraham Lincoln's ascent to the presidency is recounted in a fluid, easy-to-read biography for early readers. Read full book review >

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WINK POPPY MIDNIGHT by April Genevieve Tucholke
Released: March 22, 2016

"Bottom line? Beware of girls who read books…. (Suspense. 12 & up)"
Balancing between possibly paranormal and just plain disturbing, Tucholke walks a fine, spine-chilling line. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DESCARTES by Genevieve Rodis-Lewis
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"Balanced and well documented, this work will be of interest primarily to historians and scholars."
A detailed scholarly biography of one of the intellectual founders of the modern world, by a distinguished French scholar, the second after Stephen Gaukroger's 1995 ``intellectual biography.'' Every educated person knows Descartes's one famous line (``cogito, ergo sum''); but the full story of what he thought and who he was is less familiar. Read full book review >