Search Results: "Ginger Park"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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FIRST SNOW by Bomi Park
by Bomi Park, illustrated by Bomi Park
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Readers will find themselves longing for the season's first snow, too. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little Korean child celebrates the titular first snow. Read full book review >

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JUMP by Ginger Rue
FICTION
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"While the outcome is never in doubt, Brinkley's journey of personal transformation will linger with readers endeavoring to define themselves. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Brinkley Harper is the ruling It girl at her high school, combining wealth, beauty and popularity. Read full book review >

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JOHN BURROUGHS, THE SAGE OF SLABSIDES by Ginger Wadsworth
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 17, 1997

"Burroughs's work remains a landmark of environmental awareness and much of it is still being reprinted: Back this capable biography up with the compilation John Burroughs' America (1997). (bibliography, index) (Biography. 10-13)"
Wadsworth (John Muir, 1992, etc.) pays tribute to an icon of the environmental conservation movement, a popular nature writer of the last century and friend to the likes of Walt Whitman, John Muir, and Teddy Roosevelt. Read full book review >

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FLIGHT by Ginger Strand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"That closing section suggests real potential in an otherwise unremarkable first novel."
Turbulence roils three relationships in a family as its members gather for a Midwestern wedding. 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 >

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BRAND NEW EMILY  by Ginger Rue
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2009

"But like any good sales campaign, the material is so enjoyable that readers might not even notice that they've learned something. (Fiction. 11 & up)"
One of the eternal mysteries of middle school is the question of popularity: What makes one child popular while another is not? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 14, 2011

"Unvarnished prose, plentiful images and vivid anecdotes set in historical perspective make this chronological account lively and accessible for middle-grade readers. (author's note, chronology, source notes, bibliography, words and music) (Biography. 9-12)"
Even readers without Girl Scout credentials can appreciate this competent, photo-laden biography of fearless, feisty founder, Juliette Gordon Low. Read full book review >