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)"
What defines success? Read full book review >

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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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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST by An  Leysen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2017

"Pretty but unexceptional considering the many comparable versions, conventional and otherwise, available. (Picture book/fairy tale. 7-9)"
A plainspoken retelling of the classic tale with dreamy illustrations. 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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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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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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THE OPPOSITE ZOO by Il Sung Na
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"A beautiful treatment of a familiar subject that repays close looking again and again. (Picture book. 2-4)"
In exploring the concept of opposites at a zoo in nighttime, Na also explores a looser look than in many of his earlier books. Read full book review >

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DREAMING OF MOCHA by An Swerts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"Wish-fulfillment for Florence may ring false for readers. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Girl finds dog, girl loses dog, and girl gets dog again in this picture book from the Netherlands. Read full book review >