Search Results: "Scott Goto"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PERFECT SWORD by Scott Goto
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"An attractive and informative introduction to sword-making in ancient Japan with insight into the samurai code of honor. (author's notes, glossary) (Picture book. 7-10)"
After forging a magnificent samurai sword, a Japanese swordsmith of the Tokugawa period seeks a worthy owner for it. Read full book review >

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HEAT WAVE by Helen Ketteman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Goto's eye-popping, thermometer-busting illustrations are perfectly matched to the story's exaggerated dimensions; weird angles and brash colors give the fields and farm a parched look ideal for the antics in the foreground—even though those antics are too familiar. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Ketteman (Bubba, the Cowboy Prince, p. 1646, etc.) repeats herself in this pack of lies fashioned into a Kansas-style tall tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 1991

"Scott has found a generous and insightful biographer. (Photographs-not seen.)"
The 1983 TV mini-series The Jewel in the Crown, adapted from The Raj Quartet, exposed millions on both sides of the Atlantic to the work of British novelist Scott, who had died five years previously. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHOOTING STAR by Debbie Dadey
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1997

"He makes a burlesque of the facial expressions of Annie's audience, whose uniform astonishment begins to look static. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A picture-book version of Annie Oakley's life that wavers between a fairly straight telling of the few known facts and tall-tale exaggerations that are both forced and silly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT PANCAKE ESCAPE by Paul Many
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"A rhythmic, rip-roaring romp. (Picture book. 5-8)"
"Our dad is a magician, / who can make a bird go poof, / but the day he cooked us pancakes, / he made an awful goof." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CORETTA SCOTT by Ntozake Shange
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A double-page spread of freedom marchers carrying American flags silhouetted against a yellow sky will resonate with children and linger in their minds. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
There have been many books written about Martin Luther King Jr., but precious few about Coretta Scott King. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCOTT JOPLIN by Edward W. Berlin
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"For one-stop shoppers, Berlin edges out the competition, thanks to his more thorough knowledge of music. (Illustrations, not seen)"
The second biography of legendary ragtime composer Joplin to appear this year (the first was Susan Curtis's Dancing to a Black Man's Tune: A Life of Scott Joplin, p. 450), written from the perspective of a musicologist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 27, 1994

"Factually rich, if uninspired. (Book-of-the-Month Club alternate)"
This easygoing, academically voiced bio of F. Scott Fitzgerald calls itself the first ``full-scale contemporary'' life since Turnbull's in 1962. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCOTT FREE by Marijane writing as Vin Packer Meaker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 8, 2007

"Pulp specialist Packer, aka Marijane Meaker (Spring Fire, 2004, etc.) aka YA author M.E. Kerr, crams enough plot for a dozen capers into this one, along with everything you could possibly want to know about gender reassignment."
A transgendered textbook editor and librarian copes with old and new identities—as well as a felony or two. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 6, 1998

A full-dress study of a great general whose life spanned the life of his young nation—from the Founding Fathers to the Civil War—but who has been largely neglected by historians. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCOTT FREE by John Gilstrap
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

A catalogue of all the things that can go wrong when a 16-year-old sneaks off to a Metallica concert, all served up in Gilstrap's inimitable breakneck style. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS ROBERT SCOTT SAW by Sandra Markle
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

Robert Scott made two famous expeditions to Antarctica at the beginning of the 20th century in his unsuccessful efforts to reach the South Pole. Read full book review >