Search Results: "Harvey Chan"


BOOK REVIEW

HARVEY by Hervé Bouchard
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Pensive, with hushed, desolate notes, this is best suited for thoughtful readers, both YA and adult, who are ready for a quiet literary examination of loss. (Graphic memoir. 12 & up)"
A sparse, evocative look at a father's death. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 2010

"Multilayered, provocative and highly accessible, this will appeal to Chan fans, scholars and general readers."
China-born poet and critic Huang (English/Univ. of California, Santa Barbara/Transpacific Imaginations: History, Literature, Counterpoetics, 2008, etc.) recounts the making of an American folk hero. Read full book review >

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ROSES SING ON NEW SNOW by Paul Yee
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1992

"A satisfying variant on a theme that appears in many cultures. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The Canadian author of Tales from Gold Mountain (1991) tells another story about the Chinese-American experience. Read full book review >

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THE CHILD’S STORY by Charles Dickens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Still among the greatest of 'crossover' writers, Dickens broadens the appeal of this most ancient of metaphors by casting it as a tale told by a child—and it positively begs to be read aloud. (Picture book. 9-11, adult)"
Chan (Music for the Tsar of the Sea, 1998, etc.) illustrates one of Dickens's lesser-known Christmas stories (in this case there's only a passing reference to the holiday) with lustrous, full-page scenes of figures in antique dress, slightly hazy as if viewed through a scrim, and moving through shadowy woods. Read full book review >

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I AM JACKIE CHAN by Jackie Chan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"An entertaining tale, well enough told that it should be of interest even to those who have never seen a Jackie Chan film, if any such people still exist. (8 pages color, 16 pages b&w photos)"
Hong Kong action star Chan tells his story to journalist Yang (Eastern Standard Time, not reviewed), and a colorful rags-to-riches tale it is. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 14, 1993

"If there's bias here, it's a slight tilt toward the Philippines and to writers from the vibrant Bay Area multicultural scene: varying quality but largely inclusive—though surely needing an update soon to include Vietnamese and other Southeast Asian- American voices."
A generous and varied sampling: 48 authors writing in a variety of styles, 22 selections previously unpublished and many others published only overseas or by journals or small presses—a substantial, often engrossing volume at a bargain price. Read full book review >

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HARVEY PENICK by Kevin Robbins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2016

"This thorough, absorbing biography is also a history of golf in America and how one man taught so many how to hit a golf ball so well."
A biography of the humble Texas golfer who taught greats of the game and whose little instructional guide became the best-selling golf book of all time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIVING WITH JACKIE CHAN by Jo Knowles
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Readers will be behind Josh all the way. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
In this delightful and moving follow-up to Jumping Off Swings (2009), 17-year-old Josh moves away from his hometown and in with his ever-sanguine uncle to avoid confronting a crisis of his own making. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HARVEY SLUMFENBURGER'S CHRISTMAS PRESENT by John Burningham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Handsome and original: an entertaining addition to the Christmas shelf. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Poor Santa—he's crawling into bed after tucking in his weary reindeer when he spies Harvey's gift, still in his sack. Read full book review >

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HARVEY MOON, MUSEUM BOY by Pat Cummings
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"The illustrations are the strength here: Cummings uses lots of color and humor while cleverly showing the relationships between the museum contents and Harvey's tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Cummings brings Harvey Moon back after far too long an absence. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 11, 2008

"A tender, thoughtful portrait of four generations, prompting hopes that the author's first full-length prose work won't be her last."
Prizewinning poet Goodison (English/Univ. of Michigan; Goldengrove, 2006, etc.) pays tribute to her Jamaican heritage. Read full book review >

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THE HARVEY MILK STORY by Kari Krakow
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 2001

"Capturing just the right tone for its audience, this is a significant contribution to the genre and a fitting tribute to an ordinary guy turned extraordinary. (epilogue, author's notes, bibliography, Web sites) (Biography. 6-9)"
Krakow debuts with a first of its kind: a picture-book biography of an important gay-rights figure. Read full book review >