Search Results: "Diana Maree Le Dean"


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YES YOU CAN: THE ACHIEVABLE DIET by Diana Maree Le Dean
Released: Feb. 4, 2013

"Le Dean skillfully guides readers on a journey through weight loss while maintaining a healthy perspective."
Le Dean's debut self-help book, cleverly disguised as a diet book, makes a case for transforming one's body through a series of gradual, sustainable changes. Read full book review >

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SPELLBOUND by Maree Coote
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"As an album of the art form, impressive; as instruction in it, less so. (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
This large-format, 120-page Australian import is an exhaustive exposition of a unique art form, letter art. Read full book review >

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SUN AND MOON SISTERS by Khoa Le
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A sweet morality tale of cosmic misadventures and sibling rivalry. (Picture book. 4-7)"
After jealousy dims their affections, sisters learn to let love shine in this original tale that is redolent of folklore. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WITH THE BIG HAIR by Khoa Le
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"This spin on a familiar comical trope offers some chuckles, but the valuation of conformity over personal choice may leave readers scratching their heads—and maybe wondering where cleanliness, never mentioned, comes in. (Picture book. 6-8)"
An unkempt lad with a deep aversion to combs and brushes learns his lesson when birds take up residence on his head. Read full book review >

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JOSEPHINA HATES HER NAME by Diana Engel
Released: March 24, 1989

The little alligator girl introduced in Josephina, the Great Collector is back in another illuminating vignette. Read full book review >

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THE SHELF-PAPER JUNGLE by Diana Engel
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"A gentle, reassuring message about the durability of friendship. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Another bittersweet little tale of loss and change in a relationship that's been strengthened by shared artistic endeavors (see also Eleanor, Arthur, and Claire, 1992). Read full book review >

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A TIME FAR PAST by Le Luu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"Still, this first English translation of such vividly detailed fiction- -which was very popular when first published in 1986—stands as the best and most involving novel we've seen from, and about, northern Vietnam."
A Time Far Past ($24.95; May 1997; 280 pp.; 1-55849-085-X): This earnest portrayal of North Vietnamese life from the 1950s through the 1980s offers fascinating details about the village culture from which its hopeful protagonist Sai hopes to raise himself. Read full book review >

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THE BOAT by Nam Le
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"Consummately self-assured."
A polished and intense debut story collection of astonishing range. Read full book review >

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THE CLOUD PRINCESS by Khoa Le
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"There's lots of eye candy in individual scenes, but the storyline is sketchy at best, making the whole rather less than the sum of its parts. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Curiosity about the flowers and animals, cars and buildings far below prompts the lonely Cloud Princess to descend for a closer look. Read full book review >

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THE WEIRD THINGS IN NANNA'S HOUSE by Ann Maree Mason
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"A nice exploration of one of childhood's minor mysteries, much enlivened by the humor in Wilcox's economical, skillfully drafted illustrations. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Like children everywhere, this inquisitive young Australian wonders about the odd things her grandmother has—a doll you can't play with (it covers the extra roll of toilet paper in the bathroom), a fragile china dog that sits by the hearth, plastic fruit that can't be eaten, garden gnomes. Read full book review >

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100 MILLION YEARS OF FOOD by Stephen Le
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"The book's conclusions about what to eat and drink are common sense, but the journey Le takes to get us there is worth the cover price."
A biology professor traverses the globe to explore the evolution of food. Read full book review >