Search Results: "Jr. Schreiner"


BOOK REVIEW

HENRY CLAY FRICK by Jr. Schreiner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 27, 1995

"A dry, sterile tale."
A flat account of America's Gilded Age and the life of one of its major players. 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

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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RIMSHOTS by Jr. Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Smith closes with another tribute, to the African-American athletes, musicians, and artists who have meant the most to him. (Poetry. 8-11)"
Mixing poetry, memoir, short fiction, and photography, Smith pays a fast-break tribute to the pleasures and pains of b-ball, from being benched (" ‘Please Put Me In, Coach!!' "); to playing "Hot Like Fire," on the way to scoring 65 points; remembering "the time when my dad could no longer play one on one; or how a new kid, "Meek," proved himself on the court, once he was given a chance. Read full book review >

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COUNTING IS FOR THE BIRDS by Jr. Mazzola
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"High- resolution digital illustrations painted onscreen using a personal computer are detailed with the precision of a photograph, appropriate for identification but lacking a heartbeat. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An effective beginning backyard-bird book is muddied with the addition of poetry and counting to its equation. Read full book review >

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A SEA OF GRASS by Jr. Dvorak
NATURE
Released: March 1, 1994

"List of prairie preserves and restorations. (Nonfiction. 5+)"
In outstanding color photos accompanied by a spare descriptive text, a naturalist whose specialty is the prairie depicts a year in the tallgrass prairie that once extended west from Ohio. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"These newer mysteries compel; perhaps the trilogy's conclusion will continue along this route. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Newly sighted Jacob discovers the world of Seers in this sequel to Truesight (2004). Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"No swish. (Poetry. 10+)"
Smallish photos in a flashy design accompany quick takes on basketball in poetic form. Read full book review >

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CIVIL WAR! by Jr. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 1992

"Glossary; bibliography; long chronology; index. (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
A scholar argues that, despite its plethora of horrors, in the long run the Civil War was a Good Thing for this country. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 28, 1993

"As energetic as Sagan, without the pontificating; once McSween finds a richer theme, the moon's the limit."
Comet dirt, magma oceans, meteorites from Mars—all the extraterrestrial grit and goop that geologists love—brought wittily down to earth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"A forceful and clear-sighted anthology."
Thirty years' worth of Deloria's essays on religion and Native American life, thoughtfully edited and presented. Read full book review >

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DEADLY VINTAGE by Jr. Relling
Released: Aug. 14, 1995

"Altogether, a competently crafted but lackluster debut."
A first mystery from fantasy writer Relling (The Infinite Man, etc., not reviewed) introduces ex-Treasury agent Jack Donne, now partner with his widowed father in a winery in California's Santa Ynez valley. Read full book review >