Search Results: "Amy Grace Loyd"


BOOK REVIEW

THE AFFAIRS OF OTHERS by Amy Grace Loyd
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"More emotional investment would have given this story, competent though it is, more life."
A sensitive but too understated portrayal of widowhood as experienced by a "young or youngish woman"—and, in a way, the building she inhabits. Read full book review >

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BRINGING IN THE NEW YEAR by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"Includes a note on some of the traditions and symbols surrounding the festivities and endpapers illustrating many of the accoutrements. (Picture book. 3-6)"
"Is the New Year coming?" Read full book review >

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LING & TING by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"This spot-on depiction of twins celebrates individuality. (Early reader. 6-9)"
Newbery Honor author Lin makes a stunning entrée into the world of early readers. Read full book review >

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OKIE-DOKIE, ARTICHOKIE! by Grace Lin
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Mildly pleasant and amicable. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Marklee, a monkey, receives a slightly stiff greeting when he excitedly welcomes his new downstairs giraffe neighbor, Artichoke. Read full book review >

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JASON'S SEVEN MAGICAL NIGHT RIDES by Grace Chetwin
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 1994

"Illustrated with computer-produced b&w montages of images from various sources that—like elements of the plot—coexist uneasily, their edges never quite blending. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Like the mythological creatures in its pages, a chimerical grafting, in this case of time-travel fantasy to problem novel: A horse-loving city boy encounters famous equines of myth and legend (Pegasus, Chiron the centaur, the Trojan Horse, Poseidon's ocean- going steeds, etc.); each episode teaches the fatherless boy a bit about maturity and responsibility. Read full book review >

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LING & TING SHARE A BIRTHDAY by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Tw-inspiring fiction for beginning readers. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Lin swaps her trademark cupcake for birthday cake in this cheery follow-up to Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same (2010). Read full book review >

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KITE FLYING by Grace Lin
by Grace Lin, illustrated by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

"As cheerful as a breezy summer day. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A windy day offers the family from Dim Sum for Everyone! (2002) the perfect opportunity to build and fly a kite. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE SEA TURNED TO SILVER by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"This beautifully told companion to Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (2009) and Starry River of the Sky (2012) offers lyrical storytelling, bringing 'us to places we have never dreamed of.' (author's note, book list) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
When her grandmother's kidnapped, a shy girl living in ancient China embarks on a magical journey to find her. Read full book review >

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MIRACLE IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC by Robert J. Loyd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 19, 2017

"A gripping account of a natural disaster within a man-made one: war."
A U.S. sailor during World War II recollects his harrowing experiences aboard a Navy destroyer besieged by a typhoon in this debut memoir. Read full book review >

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THE TRUTH ABOUT YOU & ME by Amanda Grace
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 8, 2013

"For more complex examinations of student-teacher affairs, readers should be directed to Barry Lyga's Boy Toy (2007) or R.A. Nelson's Teach Me (2005). (Fiction. 14 & up)"
An honor-roll teen falls for her community college professor in this mawkish romance. Read full book review >