Search Results: "Eujin Kim Neilan"


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

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

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

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

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

HOORAY FOR HARRY by Kim Lewis
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

"Three cheers indeed for Harry and friends, who remind readers young and old to savor the sweet simplicity of preschool years. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Lewis's lovable pachyderm returns for a third adventure with his fellow stuffed pals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC DREAM by Kim Krans
by Kim Krans, illustrated by Kim Krans
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"On the whole, sophisticated, subtle, and stunning. (Alphabet book. 5-8)"
A wordless alphabet book becomes an identification game. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION'S WORLD OF BIRDS by Kim Kurki
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2014

"Nevertheless, Kurki's attractive and colorful illustrations and the wealth of information in this unusual bird book will encourage children to observe the birds around them, whichever continent they may inhabit. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
This introductory guide is a smorgasbord of information about the more common species of birds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON A ROAD IN AFRICA by Kim Doner
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"Some portion of the sales will aid the orphanage. (glossary) (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
The genuine love special people give to wild animals leaps from the page in this book about Mama Orphanage (as Chryssee Perry Martin is known) and her fellow volunteers and workers at the Nairobi Animal Orphanage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOD NIGHT, HARRY by Kim Lewis
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"The velvety artwork has a dreamy quality, combined with familiar details that will hasten and cushion the fall into sleep. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Lewis delivers a sweet, slightly melancholy tale of Harry the stuffed elephant, first introduced in My Friend Harry (1995). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEYMOUR AND HENRY by Kim Lewis
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 10, 2009

"A gentle and appealing adventure. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A day of play for two brother ducklings. Read full book review >