Search Results: "An Na"


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THE FOLD by An Na
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"A lighthearted and thought-provoking look at a serious teen issue. (Fiction. 12-15)"
The self-imposed pressure to appear as beautiful as her older sister is accentuated by a makeover gift Joyce receives from her domineering family benefactor, Aunt Gomo. Read full book review >

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WAIT FOR ME by An Na
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2006

"Gripping and engrossing. (Fiction. YA)"
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FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"In several of the stories, most notably An Na's 'Complication,' the protagonist must sort through myriad moral complexities—in other words, the stuff and substance of adulthood. (Short stories. 14 & up)"
In her succinct introduction to this up-and-down story collection, editor Jill Santopolo mentions the "dotted line" that separates childhood from adulthood, a time when the young individual must begin to negotiate the world alone. Read full book review >

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CLARABELLA’S TEETH by An Vrombaut
ANIMALS
Released: March 24, 2003

"Sure to provoke toothsome grins. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In the morning, Clarabella's friends, Ruby Rabbit, Liam Leopard, Max Monkey, and Zoe Zebra, brush their teeth and are ready to play. Read full book review >

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HIDE & SEEK by Il Sung Na
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"Ready or not! Here comes a book worth finding. (Picture book. 2-5) "
Expert hide-and-seekers will hear the hushed scuttles and feel the quickened pulses as a group of animals plays a rain forest game of hide-and-seek. Read full book review >

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WELCOME HOME, BEAR by Il Sung Na
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"Pair this grand read-aloud with Na's Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit (2010) for preschool natural-history awareness. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Bear discovers there's no place like home. Read full book review >

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THE THINGAMABOB by Il Sung Na
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 9, 2010

"Despite inconsistencies, an enjoyable read aloud. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A bright-eyed elephant finds a "thingamabob," and curiosity sets in. Read full book review >

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BIRD, BALLOON, BEAR by Il Sung Na
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"As simple and soft as a hug—and as reassuring. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Bird's new in the forest, and as much as he'd like to befriend Bear, he never quite gets up the courage to say hello. Read full book review >

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A BOOK OF BABIES by Il Sung Na
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Sweet, stimulating illustrations offer up baby basics for bedtime. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Spring arrives, and a neighborly duck leaves his own nest of ducklings to greet new animal babies far and wide. Read full book review >

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AN EYE FOR AN EYE by Bandula Chandraratna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2003

"A good follow-up, written with the same clarity, simplicity, and purity of feeling that marks its predecessor."
Chandraratna continues the story begun in Mirage (see below) of a decent but naïve Saudi hospital porter whose life is ruined by his country's religious zealots. Read full book review >

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AN ILIAD by Alessandro Baricco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2006

"Both celebration and condemnation of war, this Iliad manages to speak to yet another generation that needs desperately to hear its message."
One of the greatest stories of all time is briskly retold in the award-winning Italian author's fifth novel (Without Blood, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >