Search Results: "Dong-Sung Kim"


BOOK REVIEW

WAITING FOR MAMA by Tae-Joon Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"A perfect union of text and illustration tell a simple but moving story. (afterword) (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this quiet tribute to filial devotion, a little Korean boy climbs onto the high platform of a streetcar station to wait for his mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DING DONG DING DONG by Margie Palatini
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Fine's luxurious palette and angled perspectives add to the broad humor. (Picture book. 4-8)"
PLB 0-7868-2367-4 Outrageous puns, sly references, and wonderfully exaggerated pastels are just the ticket from the team behind Zoom Broom (1998). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE COLOR OF EARTH by Kim Dong Hwa
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2009

Manga master Kim releases the first in a trilogy of graphic novels that trace the coming of age of a young girl in pastoral Korea. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE COLOR OF WATER by Kim Dong Hwa
FICTION
Released: June 9, 2009

"The narrative does manage to convey the relentless tedium of waiting for life to happen: Like Ehwa, readers will be painfully anxious for something to happen by the book's end. (Graphic fiction. 14 & up)"
Lackluster middle ground in a coming-of-age trilogy from the renowned Korean manga artist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DING DONG CLOCK by Carol H. Behrman
Released: March 1, 1999

"It's an adequate second choice, after Dan Harper's Telling Time with Big Mama Cat (1998); that book has a less generic story line, and is designed so that the clock face folds out. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Between midnight and noon a family sleeps, wakes, then leaves the house to the pets and a pair of enterprising mice, while a grandfather clock sounds hourly "dings" and "dongs." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHOSE SONG IS SUNG by Frank Schaefer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 1996

"With this as a text, perhaps Hollywood could coax Arnold back into a loincloth for a last hurrah."
Visceral retelling of the Beowulf saga through the eyes of a dwarf: fast-paced action mixed with politically incorrect insights into Anglo-Saxon and Roman culture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DING DONG! GORILLA! by Michelle Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Read it with a little fibber and just laugh and enjoy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The mayhem begins with a pizza delivery, but blame it all on the gorilla. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SONG YET SUNG by James McBride
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Explosively dramatic."
The slave-owning culture of Maryland's eastern shore in the 1850s comprises the world of McBride's second novel (following Miracle at St. Anna, 2002, and the bestselling memoir The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother, 1996). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE COLOR OF HEAVEN by Kim Dong Hwa
Kirkus Star
by Kim Dong Hwa, illustrated by Kim Dong Hwa, translated by Lauren Na
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"This title, more than its predecessors, blends achingly beautiful artwork with a well-paced story—as fully realized, finally, as the heroine the artist has created. (discussion guide) (Graphic novel. 14 & up)"
The final—and best—installment of manhwa artist Kim's moving trilogy chronicling the coming of age of a girl in pastoral Korea, based loosely on his mother's own youth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HAND MANUAL by Sung Eun Kim
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Stick with the classic 'Where Is Thumbkin' song instead. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A book celebrates the many things our hands allow us to do. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A meticulously detailed feat of rare footage inside the DPRK's propaganda machinery."
Exhaustively researched, highly engrossing chronicle of the outrageous abduction of a pair of well-known South Korean filmmakers by the nefarious network of North Korea's Kim Jong-Il. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 14, 2000

"For fans of espionage, here's a detailed footnote to the oft-told story of a senior turncoat and his Cambridge colleagues. To Western sensibilities, however, the presentation of this notorious mole as a man of integrity is a tough sell, indeed. (16 pages photos)"
This text on a fabled espionage case proves to be, like spying itself, occasionally hair- raising and frequently boring, with scant material about three decades of one man's treachery. Read full book review >