Search Results: "Alice Pung"


BOOK REVIEW

LUCY AND LINH by Alice Pung
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A bracing, enthralling gut-punch and an essential read for teens, teachers, and parents alike. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A teen finds that attendance and acceptance at an elite school are wildly different experiences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 27, 2009

"Poignant, provocative, sometimes laugh-out-loud funny, Pung's rollicking tale of two worlds is not to be missed."
An Australian writer grapples with her Asian heritage. Read full book review >

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FAVORITES OF 2016 - PART THREE
by Leila Roy

Welcome to part three of the four-part, month-by-month breakdown of my favorite books of the year! (Note: by ‘favorite books of the year,’ I mean books that I read in 2016, not necessarily books that were published in 2016.)

July: Flannery, by Lisa Moore

Are you a fan of Melina Marchetta’s realistic fiction? THEN PICK THIS BOOK UP. It’s ...


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BOOK REVIEW

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF MURPHY by Alice Provensen
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2003

"There is so little story that readers who do not share the author's evident enthusiasm for dog psychology may well be unimpressed; dog lovers, however, should lap this up. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Not a whole lot happens in Murphy's day beyond scavenging for food, a trip to the vet, and a flurry of late-night barking, but that's not really the point. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KLONDIKE GOLD by Alice Provensen
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"This commemoration not only opens a window on a historical era, it provides some sharp insight into, as the author puts it, the enduring 'get-rich-quick American myth.' (source list) (Fictionalized nonfiction. 8-10)"
Provensen shortens and fictionalizes the account of a participant in that turn-of-the-last-century gold rush, and readers will come away with not only an appreciation for the hardships those prospectors faced—and the massive quantities of gear and supplies required just to reach the remote Yukon, not to mention survive its rigors—but a clear feeling for the wild optimism that fueled the whole enterprise. Read full book review >

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MY FELLOW AMERICANS by Alice Provensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Back matter includes Provensen's observations and reflections on her choices for inclusion and an index of names. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
A love song to America inspired by its people, with names familiar and less known. Read full book review >

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MURPHY IN THE CITY by Alice Provensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"For children who love their dogs, hate long car rides, and fear the new and different (until they try it), much will be comforting in this unassuming, appealing tale. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The multicolored paw prints that cover the endpapers signal the return of Murphy-Stop-That, a small, loud terrier who lives on a farm (A Day in the Life of Murphy, 2003). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY BLANKIE by Alice Beauvisage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2013

"For a more successful ode to security objects, stick with Carol Thompson's Blankies (2013). (Board book. 2-3)"
A youngster, likely a boy, demonstrates all the fun he can have with his security blanket. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUNCH IN NEW YORK by Alice Provensen
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

Arriving in New York with his traditional puppets, Professore Tucci-Piccini is robbed of the suitcase containing Punch. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOLITAIRE by Alice Oseman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 30, 2015

"Still, Oseman's novel will be popular with those who worship Holden. (Fiction. 14-18)"
This debut novel evokes a classic to present a girl searching for something true. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAWN AND DUSK by Alice Mead
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2007

"It's an important story, and any reader, young or old, wishing to know more about Iran, Iraq, Kosovo, Sudan and other troubled spots of the modern world would do well to start with Mead's many informative works. (Fiction. 10+)"
It was an ordinary day when the bombs fell over Sardasht, Iran. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOLLY BANNAKY by Alice McGill
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"These don't destroy the suspense, but will compromise the accessibility of the story for children. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A sneeze and a cow kicking over the milk launches this true tale of a 17-year-old dairymaid in England in 1683; Molly was subsequently accused of stealing her lordship's milk and brought before a court. Read full book review >