Search Results: "Ed Young"


BOOK REVIEW

MY MEI MEI by Ed Young
Kirkus Star
by Ed Young, illustrated by Ed Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"By the close, of course, exhibiting the collusive, boundary-pushing exuberance of young siblings, the girls sweetly ask, 'Can we have another Mei Mei?' (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Young's own daughters, successively adopted as babies in China, inspire this tender celebration of love flowering between sisters. Read full book review >

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MONKEY KING by Ed Young
Kirkus Star
by Ed Young, illustrated by Ed Young
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 2001

"This visually and thematically rich creation by one of our finest picture book artists is wonderful both to read aloud and to peruse and ponder at leisure. (Picture book/folktale. All ages)"
Using a combination of handmade and bought papers, Young has created a dazzling collage adaptation of the traditional Chinese legend of the Monkey King. Read full book review >

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NIGHT VISITORS by Ed Young
by Ed Young, illustrated by Ed Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 1995

An enchanting Chinese folktale is enhanced by the subdued, mesmeric style of Young (Donkey Trouble, p. 1360, etc.). Read full book review >

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SHOULD YOU BE A RIVER by Ed Young
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: April 14, 2015

"Mystifying and ultimately uplifting, this book challenges all of us to seek out the dizzying scope of love. (Picture book. 10 & up)"
Startling collages of torn photos, cut paper and calligraphy seek to describe love's many forms and feelings through comparisons found in nature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOOK by Ed Young
Kirkus Star
by Ed Young, illustrated by Ed Young
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2009

"Arresting and absorbing, this tale soars. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An unusual bird soars through striking art and powerful imagery. Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE GREAT MOUNTAINS by Ed Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

It's uncanny how much handmade paper, torn and painted just the right way, can resemble clouds, or how its texture mimics a craggy mountainside. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SONS OF THE DRAGON KING by Ed Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"Terrific in conjunction with an art program—less successful as a story on its own. (author's note) (Picture book/folklore. 6-10)"
The illustrations outshine the story in this traditional Chinese tale of how the Dragon King helps each of his nine sons find a way to exploit his personal attributes to the overall benefit of the people. Read full book review >

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WHAT ABOUT ME? by Ed Young
by Ed Young, illustrated by Ed Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

"Heathered paper makes an earthy background for these expertly designed, uncluttered pages. (source note) (Picture book/folktale. 4-7)"
This ancient Sufi tale, with beautiful new collage-and-watercolor illustrations, follows a familiar narrative structure. Read full book review >

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MOUSE MATCH by Ed Young
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"It's a polished, effective presentation, for lap-sharing or story hours, and evidence that Young continuously redefines his role as a picture-book creator. (Picture book/folklore. 5-9)"
The mouse-parents of a cherished mouse-daughter seek the greatest and most powerful suitor for her; the sun begs off, for it humbly admits it can be eclipsed by a cloud. Read full book review >

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I, DOKO by Ed Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"The dynamic, jewel-toned pastel, collage and gouache illustrations, bordered and flecked with gold give dignity, richness and power to a traditional Asian tale that embodies both the Golden Rule and respect for the elderly. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The epigraph from Kung Fu Tze—"What one wishes not upon oneself, one burdens not upon another"—aptly summarizes this simple parable set in Nepal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAT AND RAT by Ed Young
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Inclusion of a page of horoscopes along with the Gregorian equivalents to the animals' years will intrigue readers, but the story may not keep them involved to the end. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
According to the notes at the beginning of the book, when the Chinese calendar was created, the animals ran a race, and the 12 who came in first had a year named after them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEVEN BLIND MICE by Ed Young
ANIMALS
Released: April 29, 1992

"Exquisitely crafted: a simple, gracefully honed text, an appealing story, real but unobtrusive values and levels of meaning, and outstanding illustrations and design—all add up to a perfect book. (Picture book. 3+)"
A many-talented illustrator (Lon Po Po, 1989, Caldecott Medal) uses a new medium—collage—in an innovative reworking of ``The Blind Men and the Elephant,'' with splendid results: a book that casually rehearses the days of the week, numbers (ordinal and cardinal), and colors while memorably explicating and extending the theme: ``Knowing in part may make a fine tale, but wisdom comes from seeing the whole.'' The mice (first seen as an intriguing row of bright tails on the elegantly spare black title spread) are the colors of the rainbow plus white; they, the white text, and the parts of the elephant (as they really are and as the mice imagine them) are superimposed on a dramatic black ground. Read full book review >