Search Results: "Jr. Gotto"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CHEZ EDDY LIVING HEART COOKBOOK by Jr. Gotto
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 1991

"And they're not especially demanding of the cook."
Chez Eddy is a Houston restaurant that serves a kind of nouvelle American Southwestern fare, as high-flying as marinated wild boar with plum-port wine sauce, as au courant as radicchio/arugula/jicama/fresh-corn salad with beet vinaigrette— but with one difference you're unlikely to notice without being told (and that's a plus): Conceived by heart-specialist Gotto, the restaurant makes every dish conform to American Heart Association guidelines for fat, cholesterol, sodium, and calories. Read full book review >

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BROWN SUGAR BABIES by Jr. Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"No candy is sweeter than these scrumptious babies in all of their delicious colors. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Poet-photographer, Smith (Tall Tales, p. 124) offers a delectable assortment of chubby-fisted, cherub-cheeked, African-American babies. Read full book review >

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WINNING WORDS by Jr. Smith
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2008

"The immediacy of the storytelling and the lively format will attract young sports buffs looking for something different. (author's note) (Short stories. 9 & up)"
Six sports stories center on inspirational quotations. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"A final full page of author acknowledgments and thanks would have been better utilized with basic information about the choir and its significant location. (Poetry. 6-12)"
Thirteen poems about vocal music focus on the world renowned Boys Choir of Harlem, with photographs of choir members by Smith (Loki and Alex: The Adventures of a Dog and His Best Friend, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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CODE OF CONDUCT by Jr. Alvarez
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 16, 1991

"Lifeless prose in a memoir that also lacks the excitement, drive, and focus of self-discovery. (Photographs—not seen.)"
What it was like to return to civilian life after eight and a half years as a POW, told blandly by Alvarez (Chained Eagle, YA, 1989—not reviewed), with help from Schreiner (A Place Called Princeton, 1984, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAD HIGH YEARBOOK by Jr. Velez
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2007

"This title is a great change-of-pace for teens going through superhero overload. (Graphic novel. YA)"
Reminiscent of 1950s horror works hosted by sarcastic macabre beings that gleefully connected the dots between gruesome vignettes, this imaginative title will satisfy fans of gore, grisly death and demonic possession. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A GATHERING OF SHADES by Jr. Stahler
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 10, 2005

"Unlike most dark fantasy tales, this gathering serves up few thrills and even fewer chills, but will still keep teens reading right up to the very end. (Fiction. YA)"
The prologue sets the scene: An old woman sitting in an orchard at dusk chats with a group of spirits she summoned by mixing her own blood with spring water. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FROM A RAW DEAL TO A NEW DEAL? by Jr. Trotter
HISTORY
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

In a new series, The Young Oxford History of African Americans, comes this powerful volume, subtitled ``African Americans 19291945.'' Trotter finds that the period was paradoxical for blacks; for perhaps the first time since Reconstruction, there were rays of hope that full equality with whites was possible even though African-Americans—traditionally ``last hired, first fired''—had a higher unemployment rate than any other group. Read full book review >

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THE ORDER WAR by Jr. Modesitt
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"After a plodding start, things soon pick up, and there's one major improvement: Modesitt has—finally- -ditched his auto-destructive present-tense narrative."
Another of Modesitt's yarns about the continuing struggle between black-magic Order and white-magic Chaos (The Magic Engineer, p. 104, etc.). Read full book review >

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COLORS OF CHAOS by Jr. Modesitt
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 14, 1999

"It's a pity, though, that the talented and versatile Modesitt didn't choose to write something new."
Doorstopper addition to Modesitt's already huge fantasy series exploring the struggle between White Chaos magic and Black Order magic on a planet colonized by survivors of a spaceship crash. Read full book review >