Search Results: "Hana Christen"


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HANA RESCUES MISTY by Azra Z. Mehdi
Released: Jan. 4, 2012

"A light-hearted tale with an important message for young readers: courage comes in many forms, and often means putting our own fears aside to help another."
A stranded kitten leads to a lesson in courage and empathy for a young girl in Mehdi's simple children's tale. Read full book review >

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HANA HASHIMOTO, SIXTH VIOLIN by Chieri Uegaki
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"This sweet multicultural story will resonate with anyone who has experienced stage fright, but Hana's achievement will be particularly satisfying to young string players who have made some unusual music themselves. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When Hana Hashimoto signs up for the school talent show after only three violin lessons, her brothers laugh, but with diligent practice, she learns to make some surprising sounds. Read full book review >

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HANA IN THE TIME OF THE TULIPS by Deborah Noyes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Children (and adults) may not quite follow the story, since the resolution seems overly simple, but both will thrill to the beauty of the pictures and the tender concern of a child for her father. (author's note) (Picture book. 7-10)"
A tour de force for the artist, but a story that doesn't quite hang together. Read full book review >

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Released: June 23, 2007

"One man's homage to the place he calls home."
A poetic and vividly illustrated tribute to a pristine stretch of Hawaiian beach. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 7, 2006

"Not at all profound, but middle-class brides ought to enjoy this nuptial memoir."
Hana Schank thought she was an independent woman. Then boyfriend Steven popped the question, and she morphed into a Bride. Read full book review >

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OUTSTANDING OUTSIDES by Hana Machotka
ANIMALS
Released: March 16, 1993

"Still, an appealing introduction. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
A colorful look at animals' outsides: skin, hair, feathers, scales, spines. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 2015

"An impressive use of one family to intimately portray the history of social and cultural changes over three generations."
Spanning nearly 60 years, this work of historical fiction chronicles the multitude of cultural changes in Japan after World War II from the perspective of a conflicted family of three. Read full book review >

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Kurenai the Crimson by Hana da Yumiko
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Needs more flesh on its bones, though extensive research and complex plots are signs of good things to come."
A Christian, an outcast ninja, and a courtesan—outsiders in late samurai-era Nagasaki—seek new life in this historical novella. Read full book review >

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REQUIEM by Lauren Oliver
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 5, 2013

"A dystopian tour de force. (Dystopian romance. 14 & up)"
Fraught with high-stakes action and gripping emotion, the final chapters of Lena Haloway's journey will have readers breathlessly turning the pages. Read full book review >

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SWORN VIRGIN by Elvira Dones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"Cleanly written and informed but worthy of a broader psychological canvas."
A woman lives as a man to escape oppression in her native Albania, but switching back after coming to the United States proves tricky. Read full book review >

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The Riddle of Prague by Laura DeBruce

"An exciting YA thriller with supernatural elements and a brave, enterprising heroine."
A young American woman in Czechoslovakia goes on a quest for an immortality potion in this debut young-adult thriller. Read full book review >