Search Results: "Chih-Wei Chang"


BOOK REVIEW

BABY BORN by Anastasia Suen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Such a sturdy, well-considered board book will please both parents and children. (Board book. 1-3)"
An adorable lift-the-flap book that works on a number of levels. Read full book review >

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Alice Chang by Robert Gilberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A fast-paced technology tale with enough international intrigue and luxurious details to rival a James Bond adventure.
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In this debut thriller, an engineer investigates a plane crash only to discover a global conspiracy to hack digital satellite television systems that may involve a woman from his past. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE AMERICAN WEI by Marion Hess Pomeranc
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Pomeranc keeps the tone light-hearted and reassuring, showing only the sunny side of coming to America—and missing some of the details found in Maggie Rugg Herold's A Very Important Day (1995). (Picture book. 4-10)"
Wei Fong and his parents have immigrated to America from China, and they're about to become citizens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHANG AND ENG by Darin Strauss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2000

"Admirably researched, continuously absorbing, and very moving indeed."
An imposingly original first novel that focuses on unique historical figures: the eponymous Siamese twin brothers (1811-74) who endured opprobrium and despair, became international celebrities, married two American sisters, and fathered 21 children between them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A disquieting reminder of the old maxim, 'The dead can't answer back.'"
An attempt to explain a friend's baffling suicide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHANG AND THE BAMBOO FLUTE by Elizabeth Starr Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2002

In a simply told sequel to Bird Boy (1999), young Chang, born mute, finds a way to help his family after flood-borne wreckage damages their houseboat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Difficult, often painful reading, but an unforgettable portrait of a man of sublime courage. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
With the Chinese prison system, as Liu Qing's preface notes, an ``iron curtain behind the iron curtain,'' the publication of letters written from prison by one of the most celebrated and courageous human-rights activists in China is indeed unprecedented. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FEATHERLESS CHICKEN by Chih-Yuan Chen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Still, the author allows readers to figure out the point for themselves, rather than hammering them over the head with it. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A featherless chicken rejected by his fashionable fellows finds a way to puncture their vanity in this clumsy but well-meaning effort. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARTIE AND JULIE by Chih-Yuan Chen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A worthy addition to any 'waging peace' list. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Chen follows up a celebration of unlikely siblings in Guji Guji (2004) with an equally captivating look at an unusual friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEST CHRISTMAS EVER by Chih-Yuan Chen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"The minimalist illustrations in a subdued palette convey the sadness of the parents, the hope of the children and the pleasure experienced in simple gifts. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The quietest, calmest Christmas story ever has to be this gentle, understated tale of a family having a meaningful Christmas despite hard times. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Self-Love by Wei Chen
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 10, 2016

"An uneven self-help book that still offers a solid starting point for those trying to discover why romantic happiness eludes them."
Meditations on the true nature of love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JIN JIN AND RAIN WIZARD by Grace Chang
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 2009

"Jin Jin's fans will be best served by this heartfelt effort. (author's notes) (Picture book. 5-8)"
The expression "waste not, want not" receives an earnest explication in Jin Jin's second outing (Jin Jin the Dragon, 2007). Read full book review >