Search Results: "Eujin Kim Neilan"


BOOK REVIEW

FLY FREE! by Roseanne Thong
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2010

"The smoothly written circular narrative with its reverent message is authenticated by Neilan's muted watercolors, which are rendered on light tan board and softly depict a Vietnamese countryside peopled by folk wearing conical hats and traditional dress. (Picture book/religion. 4-7)"
At the gates of the Buddhist temple, Mai sees a cage full of sparrows for sale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IMAGINE A DRAGON by Laurence Pringle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"EWSLUGp1999 is just one of several titles that will give younger audiences a better grounding in dragon basics; consider this one only for readers who can't get enough on the topic. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
Light on specifics—and totally free of source citations or leads to further information—Pringle's anecdotal survey of dragons worldwide floats next to a set of kaleidoscopic action portraits done in swirling combed acrylics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEST WINDS by Laura E. Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2006

"EWSLUGp2005, which also features a Korean-American family—though one that embraces tradition enthusiastically from the start. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Neilan uses round, sweeping brush strokes to give her illustrations a properly airy appearance in this tale of generations connecting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RABBIT AND THE DRAGON KING by Daniel San Souci
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Some of the subtleties of the tale will be lost on the youngest of readers but as a read-aloud, this will enchant primary-age readers and engage older readers who will delight in Rabbit's cleverness. (Picture book/folklore. 6-11)"
The author and artist of In the Moonlight Mist (1999) once again combine their considerable talents to the retelling of a Korean tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A meticulously detailed feat of rare footage inside the DPRK's propaganda machinery."
Exhaustively researched, highly engrossing chronicle of the outrageous abduction of a pair of well-known South Korean filmmakers by the nefarious network of North Korea's Kim Jong-Il. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRINCESS KIM AND TOO MUCH TRUTH by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Clearly character education, subtlety is sacrificed to purpose, but it sparkles nevertheless. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Honesty may be the best policy, but Kim's zeal takes this valuable idiom to the extreme. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 14, 2000

"For fans of espionage, here's a detailed footnote to the oft-told story of a senior turncoat and his Cambridge colleagues. To Western sensibilities, however, the presentation of this notorious mole as a man of integrity is a tough sell, indeed. (16 pages photos)"
This text on a fabled espionage case proves to be, like spying itself, occasionally hair- raising and frequently boring, with scant material about three decades of one man's treachery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

APATHY by Paul Neilan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2006

"Inventing a do-nothing slob you can empathize with is a neat trick, but the story's a bit too slovenly."
Death and misery stalk the antihero of Neilan's comic debut—and that's just at the crummy temp gig. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHANGERS by T Cooper
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"The identity and marginalization issues loom large, but instead of being shoehorned into side characters, they're scooped up and taken into a deeper, entertaining, fantastic narrative. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
Ethan woke up his freshman year as a white girl, sophomore year as a black boy, and now junior year as a fat Asian girl named Kim. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUST LIKE FLOSS by Kim Lewis
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Setting her story against a wintry backdrop, Lewis captures the spirit of puppies and their young caretakers at play. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The natural instincts of a border collie pup are at work in this gratifying sequel (Floss, 1992) that plays to the heart. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLOSS by Kim Lewis
by Kim Lewis, illustrated by Kim Lewis
ANIMALS
Released: March 5, 1992

After the old man gives Floss, his Border collie, to his son, she's trained to take over the work of the old sheepdog on the son's farm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAT ON THE BUS by Aram Kim
by Aram Kim, illustrated by Aram Kim
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"This sweet, nearly wordless tale is likely to find an appreciative audience among cat lovers and children just beginning to sound words out on their own. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A stray cat finds a new home after hopping onto a passing bus. Read full book review >