Search Results: "Haiping Tang"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 22, 2011

"Essential reading for anyone heading off to do business in China."
A lively, informative primer on recognizing and avoiding the cultural pitfalls Americans may encounter while doing business in China. Read full book review >

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THE AFTERLIFE OF EMERSON TANG by Paula Champa
Released: March 12, 2013

"Only race car aficionados may be willing to wade through the philosophic pretensions and flat prose."
A journalist specializing in auto design, Champa debuts with a novel about a classic car and the symbolism it holds for a range of characters. Read full book review >

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SILENCE AND STONE by Kathleen Duey
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 6, 2010

"She meets her ever-shifting challenges with steadiness, and readers will eagerly return for the next volume as she searches for her vanished family. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
This lovely, sincere faerie story tempers sadness with joy. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 2, 1991

"It's an attractive mix."
Though Tang himself came here from Bangkok in 1972, his restaurants—the first opened in L.A. in 1982, a twin in N.Y.C.'s Tribeca four years later—have as much to do with American enterprise and California style as with Thai cuisine. Read full book review >

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MATH-TERPIECES by Greg Tang
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2003

"Attractive and intriguing. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
The author of several other highly praised math books has another winner in this combination of math and art history. Read full book review >

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MATH APPEAL by Greg Tang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Best of all, Tang makes play out of math and the problem-solving riddles keep math-suspicious minds from wandering and maybe even from clogging. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Discovering patterns in groups of objects to discover their total number is Tang's forte, and here he is as engaging as ever, even when his examples don't necessarily make intuitive—or, for that matter, common—sense. Read full book review >

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MATH FOR ALL SEASONS by Greg Tang
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Difficult to imagine ten-year-olds enamored of that. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Although these math riddles can be fun, there is a major discrepancy between the character of the book and the age group it is intended for. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SING FOR YOUR FATHER, SU PHAN by Stella Pevsner
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 20, 1997

"For US readers, it will be a compelling portrait of the life of a child for whom terrible hardship was an accepted part of reality, and it will linger in their minds. (Memoir. 8- 10)"
Su Phan, the daughter of a prosperous rural village merchant in North Vietnam, sees her wonderful life ruined by the Communists and the war. Read full book review >

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MATH POTATOES by Greg Tang
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"Even numerically challenged readers can count on coming away with some time and labor saving techniques for toting things up. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
The seventh in a line of verse math-terpieces that began with Grapes of Math (2001), this offers 16 problem-solving shortcuts that involve grouping numbers or items. Read full book review >

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THE GRAPES OF MATH by Greg Tang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A winning addition. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
This genuinely clever math book uses rhyming couplets and riddles, as well as visual cues to help the reader find new ways to group numbers for quick counting. Read full book review >

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MATH FABLES TOO by Greg Tang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A seamless blend of pleasure and purpose sandwiched between an introduction for adults and a closing page of recapitulated science facts. (Nonfiction poetry. 4-7)"
Anything but a one-trick pony, Tang offers not only math concepts in his latest collection of verse, but natural history, challenging vocabulary, wordplay and wisdom to boot. Read full book review >

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THE BEST OF TIMES by Greg Tang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"But Tang's hope is that through these math autopsies, readers will grasp the mechanics at work and bury their math anxieties. (author's note) (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-9)"
Tang would like to take the memorization out of the multiplication tables and insert some understanding. Read full book review >