Books by Eujin Kim Neilan

FLY FREE! by Roseanne Thong
FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2010

"The smoothly written circular narrative with its reverent message is authenticated by Neilan's muted watercolors, which are rendered on light tan board and softly depict a Vietnamese countryside peopled by folk wearing conical hats and traditional dress. (Picture book/religion. 4-7)"
At the gates of the Buddhist temple, Mai sees a cage full of sparrows for sale. Read full book review >
IMAGINE A DRAGON by Laurence Pringle
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 1, 2008

"EWSLUGp1999 is just one of several titles that will give younger audiences a better grounding in dragon basics; consider this one only for readers who can't get enough on the topic. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
Light on specifics—and totally free of source citations or leads to further information—Pringle's anecdotal survey of dragons worldwide floats next to a set of kaleidoscopic action portraits done in swirling combed acrylics. Read full book review >
THE BEST WINDS by Laura E. Williams
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 15, 2006

"EWSLUGp2005, which also features a Korean-American family—though one that embraces tradition enthusiastically from the start. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Neilan uses round, sweeping brush strokes to give her illustrations a properly airy appearance in this tale of generations connecting. Read full book review >
THE RABBIT AND THE DRAGON KING by Daniel San Souci
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Some of the subtleties of the tale will be lost on the youngest of readers but as a read-aloud, this will enchant primary-age readers and engage older readers who will delight in Rabbit's cleverness. (Picture book/folklore. 6-11)"
The author and artist of In the Moonlight Mist (1999) once again combine their considerable talents to the retelling of a Korean tale. Read full book review >