Books by Huy Voun Lee

THE MAGIC BRUSH by Kat Yeh
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Heartfelt and quite lovely, but not magical. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In Chinese folklore, the theme of the artist who brings paintings to life is told again and again. Read full book review >
FIRE DRILL by Paul Dubois Jacobs
FICTION
Released: June 22, 2010

"Every classroom should start the year off with this one. (Picture book. 4-6)"
"Simple done well" sums up this exploration of a near-universal childhood experience. Read full book review >
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2009

"A short bibliographic essay rounds out this terrific introduction. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
From mid-March through the day after the chicks hatch, Sayre follows a mated pair as they start a family. Read full book review >
1, 2, 3, GO! by Huy Voun Lee
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Hand this beautifully designed book to a child (or teacher) in time for the Chinese New Year. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Lee (In the Park, 1998, etc.) continues her successful series on beginning Chinese characters with a fourth volume, this time a counting book with children's movements (of hands or feet) providing the action. Read full book review >
CARDINAL AND SUNFLOWER by James Preller
FICTION
Released: April 30, 1998

"Readers will salute the cardinals and their sunflower. (Picture book. 4-8)"
With quiet elucidation, Preller tells the story of a family of cardinals in a city park. Read full book review >
IN THE PARK by Huy Voun Lee
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1998

"The written Chinese characters are clearly illustrated in the text and end papers, where pronunciation is provided. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In her continuing series of books on writing Chinese characters (In the Snow, 1995), Lee beautifully executes paper-cut illustrations with a spring theme. Read full book review >
IN THE SNOW by Huy Voun Lee
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Lee's book is a welcome update to these volumes, refreshingly contemporary and upbeat. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A mother-son walk through a wintry landscape teaches readers the stories behind Chinese characters that represent things they see. Read full book review >