Search Results: "Bei Lynn"


BOOK REVIEW

GUS, THE DINOSAUR BUS by Julia Liu
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"Dinosaur lovers may be enchanted, but others will want to stick to Gus' predecessors. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In an odd mix of Syd Hoff's Danny and the Dinosaur (1999) and Steven Kellogg's The Mysterious Tadpole (1997, 2002), Liu and Lynn team up to present the tale of Gus, a dinosaur whose bus duties are not appreciated by all the townspeople. Read full book review >

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MIDNIGHT’S GATE by Bei Dao
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 27, 2005

"Bei Dao is alive in exile, not in mourning because of it."
Fresh, inventive passages from an expatriate Chinese poet's peripatetic wanderings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEIJING COMRADES by Bei Tong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"A riveting, if slightly dated, look at China's gay male community."
When cultural attitudes favor heterosexuality over homosexuality, gay youth often grow into troubled adults. Read full book review >

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MARGARET AND MARGARITA/MARGARITA Y MARGARET by Lynn Reiser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Constructed with unusual imagination and care, a bilingual story that makes a perfect first bridge from either language to the other, with simple but expressive art that will help define the words for new readers. (Picture book. 3-8)"
On the left, Margaret (carrying toy rabbit Susan) and her mother come to the park, though the child protests that ``There is no one to play with''; on the right are Margarita, her mother, and a cat named Susana holding the identical conversation—in Spanish. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWO MICE IN THREE FABLES by Lynn Reiser
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

"The predatory elements and pithy morals give this a sting that most preschoolers will appreciate. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Three tiny ``fables'' about two mice and the animals that try to catch them—simple sentences, simple plots. Read full book review >

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MYTHOLOGICAL CREATURES by Lynn Curlee
ANIMALS
Released: March 4, 2008

"Curlee wraps the contents in a context-setting Prologue and Epilogue, so the entire volume not only provides an engrossing visual experience, but serves up a coherent early introduction to the range and purposes of these ancient tales. (Folklore. 8-10)"
This is not so much a "bestiary" as a diverse gallery of figures from Greek mythology that are particularly suited to Curlee's distinctive, neoclassical style of illustration. Read full book review >

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SKYSCRAPER by Lynn Curlee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2007

"Super Constructions to Design and Build (2001), or Chris Oxlade's Skyscrapers (2006), with its cutaways and plastic overlays. (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Between a view of the Chrysler Building and a to-scale gallery of present and future behemoths, Curlee offers an opinionated survey of more than a dozen skyscrapers and their architects, chronicling the "rise" of both over the past century and a half of building big. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRAINS by Lynn Curlee
by Lynn Curlee, illustrated by Lynn Curlee
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2009

"Sure to fascinate existing enthusiasts, this elegant survey will likely also create some new fans. (bibliography) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A celebration more than a complete chronicle, this beautifully illustrated volume offers a personal and affectionate look at the place of the railroad in history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANY KIND OF DOG by Lynn Reiser
ANIMALS
Released: March 27, 1992

"A promising readaloud. (Picture book. 3-7)"
From a psychiatrist who debuted with Bedtime Cat (1991), another story constructed on a repetitive pattern, but with a stronger story and a more satisfying conclusion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION

"A fine coffee-table volume of natural portraiture."
Not all of the animals, but a large sampling of the world's species remains on colorful display in this photo book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FARLEY FOLLOWS HIS NOSE by Lynn Johnston
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"A great addition to storytimes on baths, senses and dogs. (Picture book. 4-8)"
For Better or for Worse's dog Farley doesn't love baths, but they do make him hungry. Read full book review >