Search Results: "Koko Nishizuka"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BECKONING CAT by Koko Nishizuka
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"A beguiling tale. (Picture book/folktale. 4-8)"
A fetching feline rewards an act of kindness in this fresh rendition of a Japanese folktale. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A highly personal and memorable story."
Shannon (A Thousand Sisters: My Journey into the Worst Place on Earth to Be a Woman, 2010), an international human rights activist and founder of the nonprofit Run for Congo Women, tells the harrowing story of a Congolese family torn apart by the ongoing threat of Joseph Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CAT WHO COULD READ BACKWARDS by Lilian Jackson Braun
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1997

A new hardcover edition (after Dutton's in 1966) of the first in a series that now totals 19 (The Cat Who Tailed a Thief, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE THROAT by Peter Straub
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 12, 1993

"Vietnam to the Illinois town of Millhaven (Straub's counterpoint to friend Stephen King's Castle Rock) and that will probably have the author's fans lining up at the cash registers. (Book-of-the-Month Dual Selection for Spring)"
Submitted by the publisher to Kirkus too late to review, Straub's latest is a sequel to both his bestselling Koko (1988) and his less popular Mystery (1989), resurrecting characters from each (Tim Underhill of Koko and Tom Pasmore of Mystery among them) to investigate a series of killings known as the Blue Rose Murders. Read full book review >

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THE CAT WHO WENT BANANAS by Lilian Jackson Braun
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 3, 2005

"Fans will go bananas; others may go Wilde."
Jim Qwilleran, columnist for the Moose County Something and caretaker of sleuthing cats Koko and Yum Yum (The Cat Who Brought Down The House, 2003, etc.), takes on amateur theater, valuable old books, and an ugly landmark. Read full book review >

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THE CAT WHO DROPPED A BOMBSHELL by Lilian Jackson Braun
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 10, 2006

"No mystery to speak of, but cat-loving fans of Braun's Moose County saga (The Cat Who Went Bananas, 2005, etc.) will no doubt enjoy the latest from Pickax."
Sesquicentennial fever sweeps Pickax City. Read full book review >

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THE CAT WHO SAID CHEESE by Lilian Jackson Braun
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 6, 1996

"The author's legion of fans will love it—for sure. (Mystery Book Club main selection; Literary Guild alternate selection)"
Millionaire (by inheritance) Jim Qwilleran (``Call me Qwill'') lives in northern Pickax City, writes a column for the Moose County Something, and shares his log mansion with Siamese cats Koko and Yum Yum (The Cat Who Blew The Whistle, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >