Search Results: "Felicia Hoshino"


BOOK REVIEW

SORA AND THE CLOUD by Felicia Hoshino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 27, 2011

"An airy flight of imagination, bi-cultural as well as bilingual. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A cloud carries a delighted lad over a city and an amusement park, past kites and fireworks, then on to dreams. Read full book review >

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JUNA'S JAR by Jane Bahk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2015

"While a little logically shaky, this fills a need for those children who find themselves adrift when their closest friends seemingly disappear. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A seemingly ordinary kimchi jar is anything but in this gentle tale of old friends and new. Read full book review >

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LITTLE SAP AND MONSIEUR RODIN by Michelle Lord
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Lovely. (sources, foreword, author's note) (Picture book. 6-10)"
A charming story based on a little-known encounter in which a Cambodian dancer met a famous French painter. Read full book review >

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A PLACE WHERE SUNFLOWERS GROW by Amy Lee-Tai
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A satisfying introduction and backmatter, including personal notes from the author and artist, acknowledgments and translation credits, make this a richly informative introduction to a subject little-addressed in works for children. (Picture book. 5-10)"
"Spring comes after winter, and flowers bloom again. Peace comes after war." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Love Stone by Felicia Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2014

"Though rough around the edges, this book tells a well-rounded love story."
In this debut novel, a recently divorced woman rebuilds her life, cherishes her friendships, and weighs possible relationships with two attractive men. Read full book review >

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YOU'RE NEVER WEIRD ON THE INTERNET (ALMOST) by Felicia Day
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Day is delightfully good company and has an interesting story to tell, but a richer work would have made more room for a consideration of the darker aspects of geek culture."
Actress Day, best known for her "geek goddess" roles in such nerd-culture touchstones as the Web series The Guild and various Joss Whedon projects, recounts her unusual upbringing and the neuroses-strewn path that led to her obsessions with fantasy, science fiction, gaming, and online communities.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIKE SON by Felicia Luna Lemus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"Odd but not particularly memorable."
Lemus (Trace Elements of Random Tea Parties, 2003) piles on the melodrama in a gender-bending romance that starts like Howl and ends like a Hallmark card. Read full book review >

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IF YOU TAKE A MOUSE TO SCHOOL by Laura Numeroff
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2002

"A giggle-fest is sure to accompany this little guy wherever he goes. (Picture book. 3-6)"
That well-known mouse runs his little boy ragged—this time by accompanying him to school. Read full book review >

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THE SKY ISN’T VISIBLE FROM HERE by Felicia C. Sullivan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2008

"Sullivan's bracing, pared-to-the-bone prose evokes compassion by being impressively free of the narcissistic self-worship that so often infects books of this stripe."
Girl from the tough side of Brooklyn leaves behind her domineering mother and invents a new, fake life for herself in Manhattan in this hard-bitten autobiography. Read full book review >

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FOLLOW ME INTO THE DARK by Felicia C. Sullivan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"An original, spellbinding, and horrifying read."
A searing portrayal of a woman's complicated grief. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG HUGS, LITTLE HUGS by Felicia Bond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Pass. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Bond, illustrator of the If You Give… series, falls short in her attempt to celebrate hugs of all kinds everywhere. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"A mediocre text comprised of tortured meter makes this no easier on readers than the forced plot, but the illustrations are full of humor in the exaggerated lines of cartoons, and in the homely details: hair curlers, puffy slippers, and Kate's omnipresent hair bow. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A nonsensical rhyming tale of an unusual Christmas adventure shows the persistence of a heartbroken little girl trying to rescue Redbird. Read full book review >