Search Results: "Grace Boykin"


BOOK REVIEW

SOUTHERN HUNT by Grace Boykin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"A charming, though slightly disorienting, story that will delight Southern readers."
The story of an Alabama family is set against the history of the nation in this biographical novel. Read full book review >

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THE WISDOM OF HAIR by Kim Boykin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 2013

"Well-drawn characters and depth lie beneath the beauty treatments in this affecting debut."
A wistful coming-of-age tale in which a South Carolina mountain girl finds escape at beauty school. Read full book review >

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DUMPLING DAYS by Grace Lin
by Grace Lin, illustrated by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2012

"Deftly weaving together historical anecdotes and simple line illustrations, Lin once again touches the heart of growing up in a multicultural family. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Pacy and her family travel to Taiwan for one month to celebrate her grandmother's 60th birthday, giving this Chinese-American girl another lens through which she can examine her identity. Read full book review >

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FORTUNE COOKIE FORTUNES by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 2004

"An author's note provides information about the fortune cookie's history and its roots in both Chinese and Japanese culture. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The middle daughter of three girls in a Chinese-American family is the narrator of this exploration of the paper fortunes found in those irresistible cookies, leading to a wider look at good luck and good fortune in general. Read full book review >

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ROBERT’S SNOW by Grace Lin
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"The illustrations convey what Robert knows and the young reader learns about that eventful Christmas Eve. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Robert, a playful mouse, and his sensible family live in a dilapidated shoe. Read full book review >

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TWICE AS SILLY by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"These twins make learning to read double the fun. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Adorable twin sisters Ling and Ting are as funny and fresh as ever in their third early reader. Read full book review >

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BRINGING IN THE NEW YEAR by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"Includes a note on some of the traditions and symbols surrounding the festivities and endpapers illustrating many of the accoutrements. (Picture book. 3-6)"
"Is the New Year coming?" Read full book review >

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LING & TING by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"This spot-on depiction of twins celebrates individuality. (Early reader. 6-9)"
Newbery Honor author Lin makes a stunning entrée into the world of early readers. Read full book review >

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OKIE-DOKIE, ARTICHOKIE! by Grace Lin
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Mildly pleasant and amicable. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Marklee, a monkey, receives a slightly stiff greeting when he excitedly welcomes his new downstairs giraffe neighbor, Artichoke. Read full book review >

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JASON'S SEVEN MAGICAL NIGHT RIDES by Grace Chetwin
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 1994

"Illustrated with computer-produced b&w montages of images from various sources that—like elements of the plot—coexist uneasily, their edges never quite blending. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Like the mythological creatures in its pages, a chimerical grafting, in this case of time-travel fantasy to problem novel: A horse-loving city boy encounters famous equines of myth and legend (Pegasus, Chiron the centaur, the Trojan Horse, Poseidon's ocean- going steeds, etc.); each episode teaches the fatherless boy a bit about maturity and responsibility. Read full book review >

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WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"Richly hued illustrations reinforce the Chinese folk theme. (author's note) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
To change her family's fortunes, a poor Chinese girl embarks on a fantastical quest to discover she already has everything she needs to be happy. Read full book review >