Search Results: "Durga Bai"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CHURKI-BURKI BOOK OF RHYME by Gita Wolf
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"An intriguing and refreshing look at a faraway place. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In a Central Indian village, Churki and Burki, two young sisters, help their parents and play near their house. Read full book review >

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THE OLD ANIMALS’ FOREST BAND by Sirish Rao
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A highly successful blend of text and illustrations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A delightful adaptation sets the Brothers Grimm's "Bremen Town Musicians" in the Indian countryside. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TAKE THE BAI ROAD by Erika Mitchell
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Fast-paced, invigorating, and entertaining."
In the second installment of Mitchell's (Bai Tide, 2015, etc.) spy series, a CIA operative on an off-the-books mission tracks mysterious, cartel-affiliated cargo in Mexico. Read full book review >

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TO AND FRO FAST AND SLOW by Durga Bernhard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Unfortunately, Bernhard's second foray into the world of opposites is less successful than her first (Earth, Sky, Wet, Dry, 2000). (Picture book. 3-7)"
Balancing city and country scenes, this is a collection of opposites, both stated and unstated. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL THE TRUTH IS OUT by Matt Bai
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Hart once said that obsessive scrutiny of sex as an indicator of character would give America the politicians it deserved. In this probing narrative, Bai comes to another dismal conclusion: It would give America the news coverage it deserved—entertainment-driven, dominated by shallow pundits, and bereft of intellect and ideas."
A new look at a scandal that changed American politics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE REMOTE COUNTRY OF WOMEN by Bai Hua
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1994

"A lyrical work, both tragic and uplifting."
Two people's vastly different experiences during the Cultural Revolution are the subject of this beautiful, sad novel by an internationally renowned Chinese writer and dissident not previously published in English. Read full book review >

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JUST LIKE ME, CLIMBING A TREE by Durga Yael Bernhard
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2015

"Not much here to make kids run out and climb a tree. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Children climb trees around the world to play, make discoveries, see what they can see and maybe pick a tasty treat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 1994

Watakame loves to work. Read full book review >

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FREE AS A CLOUD by Bai Bing
by Bai Bing, illustrated by Yu Rong
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Perhaps 'Sweetie' would more aptly be named 'Bittersweet.' (Picture book. 2-7)"
A bird learns the value of freedom in this import from China via Australia. Read full book review >

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FRENCH CONCESSION by Xiao Bai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"A strained historical crime yarn whose central gumshoe is much too flat-footed."
Shanghai between the world wars provides the backdrop for a photographer embroiled in an underworld of gangsters, gunrunners, Communist insurgents, and two bewitching women. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WAY OF THE WILLOW BRANCH by Emery Bernhard
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"The overall effect is serene but cool, distancing even to those who appreciate the idea behind the book. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The eventful journey of a willow branch that is snapped from a tree in a storm. Read full book review >