Search Results: "Akiko Hisa"


BOOK REVIEW

SORA AND THE CLOUD by Felicia Hoshino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 27, 2011

"An airy flight of imagination, bi-cultural as well as bilingual. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A cloud carries a delighted lad over a city and an amusement park, past kites and fireworks, then on to dreams. Read full book review >

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THE STORM by Akiko Miyakoshi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Atmospheric and engaging; this Japanese import is a perfect rainy-day read. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Beach-day hopes are dashed by a storm, but in slumber a mighty ship outruns the tempest; and in the morning, the protagonist finds the promise of a new day. Read full book review >

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THE WAY HOME IN THE NIGHT by Akiko Miyakoshi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Originally published in Japan, this reflective, dreamy tale with its timeless art is a must for the bedtime shelf. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A fully anthropomorphic mother rabbit carries her sleepy bunny home as the youngster contemplates the comforting sights and sounds of the city at night. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Sutematsu and her brave companions deserve more, but this is at least a long overdue beginning. (Twenty-six b&w photographs—not seen)"
The tale of a young Japanese woman's encounter with the West during the Meiji era—as told with unfortunately little resonance by great-granddaughter Kuno. Read full book review >

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COFFEE-TIME TREATS by Jose Marechal
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A charming, glossy book of sweet Parisian morsels."
Delectable, butter-heavy French delights made easy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE INCIDENTAL STEWARD by Akiko Busch
NON-FICTION
Released: April 22, 2013

"Sure to inform and delight nature lovers."
Essayist and former Metropolis contributing editor Busch (Patience: Taking Time in an Age of Acceleration, 2010, etc.) shows how ordinary people can play an important role in protecting the natural environment simply by "paying attention" to the creatures around us. Read full book review >

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THE TEA PARTY IN THE WOODS by Akiko Miyakoshi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"As beguilingly surreal as the Mad Hatter's party, with its own enigmatic appeal. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Kikko wakes up to snow, her father goes off to clear the walk around Grandma's house but forgets the pie he was to take with him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1999

"This cozy book provides provocative and intelligent insights that land close to home."
An appealing, insightful collection of musings on the architecture, psychology, and history of house and home in America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2007

"Discomfiting, but memorable."
"When it began to feel as though my life had become defined by a series of divides," writes cultural journalist Busch (Geography of Home, 1999, etc.), "it seemed to be the time to take a swim." Read full book review >

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MAKE A NIGHT OF IT
by Julie Danielson

I had dinner with a friend the other night, who is, like me, the mother of a thirteen-year-old. We talked about how one of our daughters (that would be mine) shows no signs of wanting to grow up. My friend told me that, when she was a child, she longed to be an adult. I hear my adult friends now ...


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