Search Results: "Duncan Jepson"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"An unremittingly bleak story, delivered with some passion."
For the second daughter of an ambitious Chinese mother, it's suffering and regret all the way, from the class-divided 1930s to the miseries of the Cultural Revolution. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Record Player by Bryan Jepson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2016

"A heartwarming, hopeful tale about coping with autism."
A loving married couple must navigate the stresses and difficulties of raising an autistic child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOUTH by Daniel Duncan
by Daniel Duncan, illustrated by Daniel Duncan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Sweet and affecting. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A lonely fisherman finds an unexpected seagoing friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DANZA! by Duncan Tonatiuh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"Play music from Mexico and dance to the beat. (glossary, bibliography, index) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
An ode to Mexico's rich heritage of indigenous dance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"An incandescent, humane and terribly necessary addition to the immigrant-story shelf. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A brilliant modern fable—eloquent, hopeful and heart-rending—about a rabbit family whose members cross the border in search of a better life, and each other. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIEGO RIVERA by Duncan Tonatiuh
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"Both solid introduction and exhortation, this book will thrill budding artists. (glossary, author's note, bibliography, lists of museums and paintings) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
A simple picture-book biography of Diego Rivera concentrates on his artistic career and encourages children to imagine themselves painting their own world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PRINCESS AND THE WARRIOR by Duncan Tonatiuh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Equal parts melancholic and transcendent—a genuine triumph. (author's note, glossary, bibliography) (Picture book/folklore. 6-9)"
A Mexican legend explains the origins of two volcanoes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2014

"A compelling story told with impeccable care. (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
A little-known yet important story of the fight to end school discrimination against Mexican-American children is told with lively text and expressive art. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOUND by Alexandra Duncan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Unpredictable plot, vivid settings, and a queer, dark-skinned black girl as a protagonist in far-future science fiction: essential. (Science fiction. 14-17) "
On a research mission to deep space, a girl makes bold and terrifying choices. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"A fine collection to share, whether read aloud or told. (glossary) (Folklore. 8 & up)"
Gather the bairns and the grown folk and set sail for a fine collection of Scottish tales retold by a master storyteller. Read full book review >