Search Results: "Cheng-Khee Chee"


BOOK REVIEW

OLD TURTLE by Douglas Wood
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"A handsome, thought-provoking book, especially appropriate for collections that support religious instruction. (Picture book. 4+)"
In a poetic fable, all creation debates the nature of God, each thing imagining that God reflects its own image: the antelope insists that God ``is a runner, swift and free,'' while the willow murmurs that ``She is a great tree...always growing, always giving.'' The wise old turtle ends the argument: God is all these things, and more. Read full book review >

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NOEL by Tony Johnston
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"His impressionistic paintings are a fine match for the poem that serves as the text: Both seem to say that the hours of Christmas Eve rush by quickly in a blur of sensations too intense to last. (artist's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Impressionistic watercolor illustrations filled with blowing snow and blue-gray skies set a wintry tone in this poetic exploration focusing on the sounds and sights of Christmas Eve, such as a church bell ringing from "an icicle-pointed steeple." Read full book review >

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NIEN CHENG by Robin Langley Sommer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Bibliography (general works, plus Cheng's book); index. (Biography. 9-14)"
In ``The Library of Famous Women,'' the experiences of a wealthy Chinese woman, imprisoned (1966-73) during the Cultural Revolution. Read full book review >

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CHEE-KEE by Sujean Rim
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A cute take on the immigrant experience that will appeal to young readers who themselves feel different. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Like many immigrants, Chee-Kee Loo the panda feels out of place when he first moves to Bearland with his family. Read full book review >

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CHEE-LIN by James Rumford
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2008

"An annotated map at the end graphically dramatizes Tweega's journey. (author's note) (Picture book. 7-10)"
Rumford presents the remarkable story of an African giraffe that was captured and sent to China in 1414. Read full book review >

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THE READER by Traci Chee
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"This cleverly layered fantasy leaves more questions than it answers, but fortunately, it's only the first of what promises to be an enchanting series. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
In her debut for teens, Chee takes readers on a heart-racing adventure. Read full book review >

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A Silent Strong Man by Judy Cheng
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2014

"Patient readers will warm to this memoir's message to love one's distant dad before it's too late."
Cheng's debut memoir offers a tribute to her father and life lessons about loving a stoic person. Read full book review >

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THE QUEEN OF THE NIGHT by Alexander Chee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Richly researched, ornately plotted, this story demands, and repays, close attention."
Life as opera: the intrigues and passions of a star soprano in 19th-century Paris. Read full book review >

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EDINBURGH by Alexander Chee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"A complex story told with skill and intensity, but also filled with moments when agony and extraordinary beauty somehow coexist."
A striking debut full of pain, longing and confusion, Chee's saga (winner of the James Michener/Copernicus Society Award, Iowa Writers' Workshop) looks with exquisite care at the lasting effects of a pedophile's predation on the members of a boys' choir in Maine. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"At once intimate and universal; the riveting story of an unforgettable life lived during an unbelievable time. (Verse biography. 9 & up)"
Cheng follows on the Caldecott Honor-winning Dave the Potter, by Laban Carrick Hill and illustrated by Bryan Collier (2010), to further open up the fascinating life of the enslaved potter named Dave for children. Read full book review >

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THE BEAR MAKERS by Andrea Cheng
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Bold chapter numbers are backed with strips of bear pattern-pieces with handwritten directions, a subtle motif that resembles the pieces of a crumbling family. (Historical fiction. 11-15)"
Many stories about World War II experiences are personalized via handed-down accounts from relatives, and Cheng's novel, set in postwar Budapest, is no exception, as her grandmother was the original bear maker. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2007

"For those ready to be eased of their burdens, Cheng provides a lift."
An inspirational miscellany from one of the braver souls on the planet. Read full book review >