Search Results: "Cheng-Khee Chee"


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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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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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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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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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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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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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WHERE DO YOU STAY? by Andrea Cheng
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"While the rather abrupt ending leaves unanswered questions, especially about Damon and Mr. Willie, Jerome himself makes a fully realized, deeply sympathetic protagonist. (Fiction. 8-12)"
From the author of Where the Steps Were (2008) comes this story of loss and healing through friendship, family and music. Read full book review >

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ONE CHILD by Christopher Cheng
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"His depiction of the brilliance achieved aids the simple, restrained text enormously, as he adds the layers needed for making the text specific. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Disheartened by environmental destruction, a girl determines to do all she can to reverse the process in Cheng's optimistic invitation to personal action. Read full book review >

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SEE YOU IN THE COSMOS by Jack Cheng
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Riveting, inspiring, and sometimes hilarious. (Fiction. 10-14)"
If you made a recording to be heard by the aliens who found the iPod, what would you record? 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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HONEYSUCKLE HOUSE by Andrea Cheng
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2004

"Honesty and subtlety co-exist in Cheng's thoughtful, never-didactic writing. (Fiction. 9-12)"
This deft character-driven story about two ten-year-old girls rings with clarity. Read full book review >