Search Results: "Aki Peritz"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 13, 2012

"A skillful combination of antiterrorism fireworks with perceptive analysis of our strategies, many of which remain inappropriate, wasteful and positively Orwellian."
International terrorists rarely make headlines today, write the authors, but senior national security advisor Peritz and Defense Department counterterrorism expert Rosenbach emphasize that this success required much pain, and the end is not in sight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SYLVIA & AKI by Winifred Conkling
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2011

"A well-documented, quietly powerful story. (afterword, further reading, bibliography & photographs) (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Two third-grade girls in California suffer the dehumanizing effects of racial segregation after the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor in 1942 in this moving story based on true events in the lives of Sylvia Mendez and Aki Munemitsu. Read full book review >

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AESOP'S FOX by Aki Sogabe
adapted by Aki Sogabe, illustrated by Aki Sogabe
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Sogabe seamlessly weaves the various tales together, providing a persuasive introduction to the works of Aesop that even very young children will understand and relish. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Brief encounters result in lasting lessons in this compilation and retelling of several well-known fables. Read full book review >

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THE HUNGRIEST BOY IN THE WORLD by Lensey Namioka
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2001

"Yummy. (Picture book. 5-7)"
From the creators of The Loyal Cat (1995), a mild cautionary tale with a traditional Japanese setting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ORANGES ON GOLDEN MOUNTAIN by Elizabeth Partridge
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Excellent for the classroom and a useful addition to any library. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This touching and pretty picture book tells the story of Jo Lee, a young boy in 19th-century China who is sent to join his uncle on Golden Mountain (the name Chinese immigrants have given to California) when a drought has brought hardship to his village. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOY WHO DREW CATS by Margaret Hodges
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2002

"Sogabe shows only the goblin's tail, and does not depict the battle at all; readers more inured to terror may prefer Arthur Levine's eerie, atmospheric version of the story (1994), illustrated by Frederic Clement. (source note) (Picture book/folktale. 7-9)"
An artist is born in Hodges's shortened retelling of a classic tale from Japan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BAD BUTTERFLY by Sally Rippin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Emerging readers, particularly those who are knowledgeable about dance, will be better served by other stories. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Beginning ballet class is quite an adventure for Billie and her best friend, Jack. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOSHI'S LITTLE TREASURES by Nadine Robert
by Nadine Robert, illustrated by Aki, translated by Yvette Ghione
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"May prompt some treasure-seeking on the parts of readers, as well. (Informational picture/puzzle book. 4-10)"
On a series of walks with his grandmother, Toshi collects small treasures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ORIGAMI MASTER by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Sogabe's neat, tranquil illustrations in watercolor and cut paper leave room for readers to see the whole picture. (origami-bird instructions) (Picture book. 4-7)"
A serene lesson about the futility of cages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KOGI’S MYSTERIOUS JOURNEY by Elizabeth Partridge
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Though the subtler insights here may have more meaning for adults, children too will respond to the beauty of the art and page design—and Kogi's dream makes disturbing, universally compelling reading. (author note) (Picture book/folktale. 8-11)"
Partridge, author of several studies on how art or artists are made, focuses on transformations and artistic epiphanies in this powerfully retold Japanese legend. Read full book review >

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THE LOYAL CAT by Lensey Namioka
adapted by Lensey Namioka, illustrated by Aki Sogabe
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Sogabe's serenely picturesque cut-paper illustrations are a consummate complement to a traditional story, demonstrating a wide range of perspectives and deft use of color. (Picture book/folklore. 5-8)"
The learned priest Tetsuzan is poor, so poor that even the mice leave his temple. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CINNAMON, MINT, AND MOTHBALLS by Ruth Tiller
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Elegantly angular type and antique-white pages enhance the understated artistry of the beautifully integrated design. (Picture book. 4-8)"
On a visit to their grandmother's farm, two little girls explore the big old house and quiet barn, fall asleep by firelight to the sound of Grandmother singing and wake at dawn to her singing again. Read full book review >