Search Results: "Jr. Schreiner"


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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 >

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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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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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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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CHAMELEON by Jr. Smith
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Smith's debut into young-adult fiction holds great promise for further transition. (Fiction. YA)"
A teen explores his colors and himself in this snapshot of one summer in the city. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"The success of this offering, however, does not merit the purchase of the previous two books. (Science fiction. 11-13)"
Visions and his fear of Mixel Corporation drive the formerly blind Jacob from his new home, in this conclusion to the Truesight Trilogy. Read full book review >

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COMPASS IN THE BLOOD by Jr. Coles
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

"Readers who like action will be disappointed, but readers who like historical fiction, mystery, and investigative journalism will be enthralled. (author's note) (Fiction. YA)"
In 1902, Katherine Soffel, wife of a prison warden, became the talk of Pittsburgh when she helped a convicted murderer and his brother escape and ran away with them. Read full book review >

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HOOP QUEENS by Jr. Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"The verse itself is not uniformly successful, and the subjects' contemporaneity put the collection at risk of dating itself, but the celebration of raw female power makes this nevertheless a worthwhile addition to collections of sports poetry. (Poetry. 8-14)"
Twelve players of the WNBA find themselves showcased in verse, against aggressively digitized graphics that emphasize speed and power. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 24, 1990

Another dour audit of the credit-dependent domestic economy from a Wall Street Journal editor whose 1987 jeremiad (Beyond Our Means) has proved regrettably prophetic. Read full book review >