Search Results: "Ginger Park"


BOOK REVIEW

GINGER by Kate Klimo
by Kate Klimo, illustrated by Tim Jessell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Assisted by Ginger's attractively gentle voice, pet lovers may be willing to overlook the sometimes heavy-handed narrative. (history of golden retriever breed, information on puppy mills, rescue groups, animal shelters, and how to choose a dog.) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Ginger, a golden retriever, is the product of a brutal puppy mill, inauspicious beginnings that don't improve much. Read full book review >

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GINGER by Charlotte Voake
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"This is a simple tale, paced to perfection, while its parallels to the arrival of a new baby in a household give it a practical dimension. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A flawless tale of two cats, well-suited to story hours, to be read and reread. Read full book review >

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GINGER by Ginger Rogers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 1991

"High point: the Oscar for Kitty Foyle. (Black-and-white photographs—not seen.)"
Serviceable autobiography of the dancer-comedienne-leading lady, now 80. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2011

"Smooth, soft-centered confection that goes down with a smile."
Two Washington, D.C., siblings, disillusioned with life and love, join forces to realize a sweetly successful venture. Read full book review >

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WILD GINGER by Anchee Min
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2002

"Fascinating, moving, and marvelously strange: second-novelist Min (Becoming Madame Mao, 2000; a memoir, Red Azalea, 1994) opens the door to a world that is at once terrible and compelling."
A striking story of love and betrayal re-creates the terror and animosities that informed the Chinese Cultural Revolution of the late 1960s. Read full book review >

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GINGER BEAR by Mini Grey
by Mini Grey, illustrated by Mini Grey
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2007

"Life's not simple for a cookie, but Ginger Bear, unlike his folkloric predecessor, manages quite nicely. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This sweet little offering blends "The Gingerbread Man" with Where the Wild Things Are to delicious effect. Read full book review >

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GOOD-BYE, 382 SHIN DANG DONG by Frances Park
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A gentle and loving story perfectly pitched to its audience. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Though the subject of moving day is a popular theme, the Parks (Where on Earth is My Bagel, 2001, etc.) provide a unique perspective on the experience. Read full book review >

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THE HAVE A GOOD DAY CAFE by Frances Park
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A sensitive and inspiring portrait of a family's triumph in the face of adversity. (Picture book. 6-9)"
An immigrant family adapts to life in America in this engaging look at their experience. Read full book review >

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WHERE ON EARTH IS MY BAGEL? by Frances Park
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2001

"Lin's transporting artwork has a toned-down Eastern flavor that makes for a successful expression of the story's trans-cultural happening, but it is the pursuit of passion—and the warm rewards that may follow on its wake—that makes this story special. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The fates look kindly upon the mixture of longing, serendipity, and quick thinking that accompanies the Parks' story of Yum Yung's bagel desire. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Despite the devastating ending, this touching tale of quiet bravery has universal appeal. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The phenomenal but often unnoticed heroism of many recent immigrants' journeys to freedom is recorded in this remarkable tale of a young Korean girl's escape. Read full book review >

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ELVIS AND GINGER by Ginger Alden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A rosy aura glows throughout this misty memoir of love and loss."
The King's final fiancee breaks her long silence. Read full book review >