Search Results: "Ed Young"


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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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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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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 >

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THE HOUSE BABA BUILT by Ed Young
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 3, 2011

"Sophisticated, inventive art invites close viewings for patient readers in this unusual family story. (foreword, time line, author's note) (Picture book/memoir. 7-12)"
Flashes of multi-media brilliance illuminate this darkly colored, leisurely paced memoir of childhood in Shanghai. Read full book review >

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MIGHTY MOBY by Ed Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Stunning illustrations and authentic words grace this unusually sophisticated picture book. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Following Nighttime Ninja (2012), Young and DaCosta collaborate once again, this time infusing the sense and spirit of Moby-Dick (with a twist) into a picture book. Read full book review >

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THE HUNTER by Mary Casanova
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"As much about the changing character of Hai Li Bu's community as about his own selflessness, this multilayered tale will leave readers moved and thoughtful. (Picture book/folk tale. 7-10)"
In this spare retelling of a Chinese folk tale, a hunter receives a wonderful gift that ultimately costs him his life. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WHO LOVED THE WIND by Ed Young
Released: Nov. 20, 1972

"It's all a little too impalpable to be a story hour favorite, though Yolen tells it with her usual grace and the elegant, patterned illustrations which the editors compare to Persian miniatures suit the opulent artificiality of the setting."
The story of a rich merchant who tries in vain to protect his beautiful daughter from the world is a familiar one and apparently rather limited in its capacity for vitalizing variation. Read full book review >

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BIRD & DIZ by Gary Golio
by Gary Golio, illustrated by Ed Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Exuberant and gorgeous—like the music. (afterword, suggested recordings) (Picture book. 4-8)"
The innovative collaboration between jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie and saxophonist Charlie "Bird" Parker is celebrated within a double-sided, accordion-fold format. Read full book review >

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MOON BEAR by Brenda Z. Guiberson
ANIMALS
Released: May 11, 2010

"Tempting but not nutritious. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
With a series of questions and haiku-like answers, Guiberson (Ice Bears, 2008) introduces young readers and listeners to bears from a far-off place. Read full book review >

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IBLIS by Shulamith Levey Oppenheim
adapted by Shulamith Levey Oppenheim, illustrated by Ed Young
NONFICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"A beautiful and powerful offering. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4+)"
A retelling of the Fall, based on an Islamic version dating from the ninth century. Read full book review >