Search Results: "Cynthea Liu"


BOOK REVIEW

BIKE ON, BEAR! by Cynthea Liu
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"This pivotal childhood milestone is often defined by fear, but this variant is for young brooders everywhere. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bear can do anything he puts his mind to—except ride a bike. Read full book review >

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WOOBY & PEEP by Cynthea Liu
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Friendship is where you find it, and as this book demonstrates, sometimes it's under the most unlikely of rocks. (Picture book. 3-6)"
After an inauspicious start, two very different characters find common ground and friendship. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2006

"Young readers may enjoy the story, but will likely skip the orthographic history and the vague suggestions for follow-up activities at the end. (Picture book. 7-9)"
This confusing foray into Chinese writing pairs a dreamy narrative illustrated with handsome linocut and painted-paper collage scenes with small representations of selected characters' supposed evolution from pictogram to (simplified) modern form. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"There's a lot to absorb even in this abbreviated form, but the visual approach lightens the load considerably. (maps, diagrams, recommended reading) (Graphic nonfiction. 11-14)"
A cartoon history of the tumultuous 450-year period in Chinese history known as the "Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms." Read full book review >

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THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM by Cixin Liu
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Remarkable, revelatory and not to be missed."
Strange and fascinating alien-contact yarn, the first of a trilogy from China's most celebrated science-fiction author. Read full book review >

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THE GRACE OF KINGS by Ken Liu
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 7, 2015

"A reasonable start, on the whole; let's see where the series goes."
Liu's stories have won most major critical science-fiction and fantasy awards. His first novel, inspired by the civil chaos stemming from the death of China's first emperor, is poised to break him out to a more commercial audience. Read full book review >

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A CHINAMAN'S CHANCE by Eric Liu
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 8, 2014

"An eloquent, thought-provoking and timely memoir."
A noted journalist and educator's reflections on his Chinese heritage and on "the chance America still has to be something greater than the sum of its many tinted parts." Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 5, 2012

"An accessible and invaluable guide for maximizing health care quality."
Board-certified family physician Liu shares insider tips for navigating personal health care. Read full book review >

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CHAOS AND ALL THAT by Liu Sola
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Punchy and hilarious, and simultaneously melancholy and acerbic."
True to its title, this entry in the Fiction from Modern China series is a swirling, irreverent look at China during and after Mao that explodes with displacement and creativity, usually well harnessed. Read full book review >

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DEATH'S END  by Cixin Liu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Liu's trilogy is the first major work of science fiction to come to the West out of China, and it's a masterpiece."
What if alien civilizations do exist? In this final installment of a stunning and provocative trilogy (The Dark Forest, 2015, etc.), Liu teases out the grim, unsettling implications. Read full book review >

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THE MEMORY KEY by Liana Liu
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 3, 2015

"A fascinating spin on the memory-loss trope weighed down by a wooden lead. (Thriller. 13-18)"
Mysteries abound as one girl struggles to uncover the truth behind her mother's death while grappling with a malfunctioning memory device and the monolithic company behind it. Read full book review >