Search Results: "Grace Zong"


BOOK REVIEW

ORANGE PEEL’S POCKET by Rose Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"Earnest but disappointing. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Like the title item, Lewis's latest is overstuffed and mildly mysterious. Read full book review >

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GOLDY LUCK AND THE THREE PANDAS by Natasha Yim
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A welcome Chinese addition to the fairy-tale shelf. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Goldy Luck, not an especially lucky child, is awoken by her mother one Chinese New Year and sent to the neighbors' to wish them "Kung Hei Fat Choi" and deliver a plate of turnip cakes. Read full book review >

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OUR FOOD by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"Playful poetry and palatable prose provide a useful, kid-friendly introduction to nutrition. (glossary) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
This scientifically based exploration of the five food groups showcases their components and nutritional relevance by posing and responding to questions kids frequently ask. Read full book review >

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MRS. MCBEE LEAVES ROOM 3 by Gretchen Brandenburg McLellan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A little sentimental but also a thoroughly satisfying solution to the issue of saying goodbye. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A favorite teacher prepares to leave her school in June, but her students don't want to face that change. Read full book review >

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GRACE by Paul Lynch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"This is a writer who wrenches beauty even from the horror that makes a starving girl think her 'blood is trickling over the rocks of my bones.'"
A gifted Irish author offers another take on his country's Great Famine through the eyes of a teenage girl as she travels through a land wracked by want. Read full book review >

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GRACE by Natashia Deón
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016

"A haunting, visceral novel that heralds the birth of a powerful new voice in American fiction."
Fifteen-year-old Naomi flees slavery in Alabama for a better life of freedom up North—only to run into trouble along the way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRACE by Grace Coddington
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"Great read for those interested in events in the fashion industry and the personalities who shape it."
A lively glimpse of the fashion industry and the characters behind it from American Vogue creative director Coddington. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"A unique perspective on a period of critical transformations in China. (b&w photos)"
The extraordinary life of a courageous, outspoken American woman who survived 40 years of upheaval in 20th-century China. Read full book review >

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GRACE by Elizabeth Scott
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Moody and compelling, without the easy moralizing so common in dystopian settings. (Science fiction. 12-14)"
In a hellish country ruled by megalomaniac Keran Berj, Grace has been raised by the People, a freedom-fighting sect dedicated to the overthrow of Keran Berj, to be an Angel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRACE by Jill Paton Walsh
ADVENTURE
Released: June 3, 1992

"A provocative contrast to Avi's Nothing But the Truth (1991). (Fiction. 11+)"
At dawn on a stormy morning in 1838, Grace Darling, 22, a lighthouse keeper's daughter off England's northeast coast, spied a wreck and nine survivors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRACE by Calvin Baker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2015

"A muddled spiritual inventory that could have used a lighter touch."
An American man's existential journey is aided by various women in Baker's cerebral fourth novel (Dominion, 2006, etc.).Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRACE by Linn Ullmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2005

"Slenderly executed work of stunning emotional magnitude."
An elderly man dying of cancer finds redemption through his wife's love, in this Norwegian novelist's minimally drawn, quietly detached, very moving third outing (Stella Descending, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >