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

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 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

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 >

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FISHING FOR UNDERSTANDING WITH BAO PHI
by Julie Danielson

Minneapolis-based writer and poet Bao Phi, who has made his way in the world of poetry (he has a poem in 2006 Best American Poetry and is a National Poetry Slam finalist), sees his debut early next month in the world of children’s literature. A Different Pond, illustrated by Thi Bui, is an autobiographical picture book, a tender story striking ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SCHOOL FOR GHOST GIRLS  by Rebecca  Gómez
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"Light, not-at-all scary fun for kids who like their spooky trappings sans terror. (Paranormal adventure. 6-9)"
A trio of best friends fears that their new teacher at Boo Academy isn't a ghost but (oh, the horror) a human! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ASK THE SUN by He Dong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Troubling and thought-provoking work from a fine new talent."
Ask The Sun ($12.95 paperback original; Oct.; 112 pp.; 1-879679- 10-8): An affecting collection of six delicately constructed stories that portray the youth of China in the wake of Mao's (The Sun's) Cultural Revolution. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2000

"A low-calorie taste of a very rich city."
New York journalist Dong offers an engaging but rather lightweight portrayal of the Chinese (and—arguably—European) city of Shanghai, from its days as an opium port in 1842 to the fall of the city to the Communists in 1949. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A BOOK OF BABIES by Il Sung Na
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Sweet, stimulating illustrations offer up baby basics for bedtime. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Spring arrives, and a neighborly duck leaves his own nest of ducklings to greet new animal babies far and wide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIRD, BALLOON, BEAR by Il Sung Na
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"As simple and soft as a hug—and as reassuring. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Bird's new in the forest, and as much as he'd like to befriend Bear, he never quite gets up the courage to say hello. Read full book review >