Search Results: "Benrei Huang"


BOOK REVIEW

THE IMP THAT ATE MY HOMEWORK by Laurence Yep
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 1998

"Still, readers will not be able to put this light, funny fantasy down. (Fiction. 9-11)"
It sounds like a flimsy excuse, but for young Jim it's literally true: An imp really does eat his homework, as well as gets him into further trouble with his mother, his father, and his teacher in Chinese school. Read full book review >

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HUNTING THE DADDYOSAURUS by Teresa Bateman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"C'mon, find him already, your yodeling charges may demand, even while they merrily hoot the refrains. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This rhyme-along item features two young, roly-poly, soft-toned dinosaurs stalking their father as he leaves a trail of clothes, crumbs, and other detritus after returning home from work. Read full book review >

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MR. PAK BUYS A STORY by Carol Farley
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1997

"A large, casual typeface that resembles hand-lettering adds to the book's attractive design. (Picture book/folkore. 7-10)"
A retelling of a Korean tale (also found, couched in a somewhat more literary style, in Frances Carpenter's Tales of a Korean Grandmother, 1947) about a foolish servant who spends a hundred of his master's gold coins for a spurious story that in truth is little more than a few sentences describing the actions of a stork: ``He steps carefully. Read full book review >

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SHEEP DON’T COUNT SHEEP by Margaret Wise Brown
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"No writer is superior to Margaret Wise Brown for putting children to sleep, but this uninspired outing won't win her—or Huang, illustrator of Teresa Bateman's Hunting the Daddyosaurus (2002) and dozens of other titles—any new fans. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Puffy as clouds and looking distinctly like cuddly toys, the sheep in this effective snooze-inducer loll in a rolling meadow strewn with exotic flowers and fairylike insects, but with skies and backgrounds that change with every turn of the page. Read full book review >

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MAN ON THE MOON by Anastasia Suen
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Thrilling. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A look at the 1969 moon landing in a consummate picture book that also introduces space exploration, recounts historical events, portrays real people, relates facts, tells a story, and leaves readers with the happiest of endings: ``One small step for man . . .'' Suen's first book accomplishes all this clearly and in a way that will interest even young children: ``Moon, do you remember your first visitors?'' The astronauts are succinctly introduced in well-turned sentences: ``Each had flown in space, but no one had ever touched the moon. Read full book review >

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LIVING TREASURES by Yang Huang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2014

"A knotty, engaging novel of China's recent history."
A college student faces personal and political challenges in Tiananmen-era China. Read full book review >

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GOING GEEK by Charlotte Huang
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A smart look at class that's undercut by its deemphasis of race. (Fiction. 12-16)"
An amiable yet insufferably class-obsessed LA teen copes with her family's fall from wealth. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 2010

"Multilayered, provocative and highly accessible, this will appeal to Chan fans, scholars and general readers."
China-born poet and critic Huang (English/Univ. of California, Santa Barbara/Transpacific Imaginations: History, Literature, Counterpoetics, 2008, etc.) recounts the making of an American folk hero. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE RED GUARD by Wenguang Huang
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 26, 2012

"A trenchantly observed story that depicts the clash of traditional and modern Chinese culture with a powerful combination of sensitivity and mordant irony."
Writer and translator Wenguang Huang's candid memoir about growing up in the turbulent aftermath of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Read full book review >

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FOR THE RECORD by Charlotte Huang
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A pleasant read for teens who dream of a glamorous lifestyle. (Fiction. 14-17)"
Eager to leave her small-town life behind, a high schooler embarks on a whirlwind tour as the new lead singer of an established rock band. Read full book review >

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DOUBLE CUP LOVE by Eddie Huang
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 31, 2016

"A challenging author continues to bravely bare his soul along with his best dishes."
BaoHaus celebrity chef Huang (Fresh Off the Boat, 2012) returns with a fresh mélange of hip-hop patter, Chengdu street cuisine, and Asian-American identity politics.Read full book review >

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FRESH OFF THE BOAT by Eddie Huang
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A unique voice with a provocative point of view."
Up-and-coming celebrity chef Huang serves up a raw memoir recounting his life as an angry young man chafing under generations of stifling Chinese tradition and all-encompassing American "whiteness." Read full book review >