Search Results: "Alan Woo"


BOOK REVIEW

MAGGIE'S CHOPSTICKS by Alan Woo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Youngsters learning to cope with eating utensils of any sort will appreciate Maggie's efforts and urge her on to success. (Picture book.3-5)"
Learning to use something new is never easy. Read full book review >

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ALAN BURDICK
by Gregory McNamee

Time is fleeting. Time flies. There’s never enough of it. With apologies to Irma Thomas, the greatest interpreter of the song “Time Is On My Side,” it’s really not.

We modern humans are bound to clocks, to having to be particular places at particular moments, to occupying certain points of the space-time continuum at, well, certain points. But thus ...


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LEE ALAN DUGATKIN
by Gregory McNamee

It’s a story as old as humankind: Somewhere, one of our ancestors threw a bone out into the darkness beyond the campfire, a wolf snatched it up, and its grateful descendants transformed themselves into dogs for our companionship. The process, it’s been supposed, took thousands of years, millennia in which those fierce, lethal hunters of the northern forests evolved—or devolved ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Meet Grindr by Jaime Woo
Released: Feb. 8, 2013

"An impressive commentary on how technology continues to change the way people connect, which isn't as niche as its subject matter might seem."
An examination of the geosocial networking app Grindr and the impact it and similar technologies are having on queer culture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE LOVE by Sung J. Woo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"A writer of deep pathos and empathy, Woo (Everything Asian, 2009) has given us a deeply felt novel of parents and children, husbands and wives—the many ways we try to connect and fail; and how sometimes, somehow, we succeed."
As their father's body is ravaged by illness, two siblings try to recover from failed marriages and rebuild their lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO DISCOVERED AMERICA?  by Valerie Wyatt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Fascinating fare for the historically curious. (timeline, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Designed to appeal to middle-grade readers, this overview of the many theories and archeological discoveries relating to human presence in the Americas goes backward in time, from Columbus in 1492 to the possible footprints in Toluquilla Quarry near Mexico City from 40,000 years ago, or earlier. Read full book review >

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HOAXED! by YES! Magazine
by YES! Magazine, illustrated by Howie Woo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A short glossary and index complete the appealing package. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Piltdown man, Richard Meinertzhagen the light-fingered bird collector, "Stone Age" Tasaday in the Philippines, crop circles in England, cold fusion energy and UFOs in Roswell, N.M., are the fakes and mistakes described in this lively introduction to fraud in science. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING ASIAN by Sung J. Woo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"A novel that both delights and instructs."
Cleverly concatenated stories about the experience of Korean immigrants make up Woo's loosely structured novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROBOTS by Editors of YES Mag
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"With breezy text, Woo's cartoon-like drawings interspersed with color photographs, plentiful text boxes and a new topic on nearly every two-page spread, this is sure to attract browsers as well as those with a more sustained curiosity about this engaging topic. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
This appealing introduction to the rapidly changing world of robots for middle-grade readers describes simply what they do, how they work, current uses and future prospects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Lady Lucy's Quest by Karen Gross
Released: March 29, 2016

"A familiar, well-illustrated riff on fairy tales with a strong message about following one's dreams."
A girl embarks on a journey, defying her village's gender norms in this picture book from Gross (Failure and Forgiveness, 1997) and two impressive young artists.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"A fine nonfiction collection, marred only by its rather odd title. (bibliography) (Nonfiction/collective biography. 9-14)"
Each of the five people profiled in this fascinating collection has won a National Heritage Fellowship, but young readers probably won't care about that. Read full book review >

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WORSE THINGS HAPPEN AT SEA! by Alan Snow
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"There's foolery aplenty, but this is the sort of sequel that offers more of the same rather than any new twists or developments. (partial cast list) (Fantasy. 11-13)"
More cheese-centric shenanigans take the multispecies cast of Here Be Monsters (2006) far from the town of Ratbridge. Read full book review >