Search Results: "Hilary Leung"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PIRATE GIRL'S TREASURE by Peyton Leung
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"To call this origami tale an 'adventure' is a stretch to say the least. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An interesting idea suffers from an unimaginative presentation. Read full book review >

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THE LEGEND OF NINJA COWBOY BEAR by David Bruins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The game at the back (a version of rock, paper, scissors substituting the characters) will have children hopping up for their own competitions. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Once there were three best friends: a ninja, a cowboy and a bear, and they did everything together. Read full book review >

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NINJA COWBOY BEAR PRESENTS THE CALL OF THE COWBOY by David Bruins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"So far, the ninja and the cowboy have received time in the spotlight; fans will be anticipating the bear's entry, which is sure to follow. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Three good friends (who have been optioned for an animated series) experience friction but work it all out. Read full book review >

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NINJA COWBOY BEAR PRESENTS THE WAY OF THE NINJA by David Bruins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"The simple message of the plusses of cooperative play will be embraced by audiences who are likely still playing the hand game featured in the first adventure. (Picture book. 4-7)"

BOOK REVIEW

HILARY AND THE LIONS by Frank DeSaix
Released: Oct. 24, 1990

Separated from her parents on a visit to New York, Hilary curls up at the foot of the library lions—which then come to lite and take her on a city tour before returning her to her hotel. Read full book review >

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HILARY AND THE TROUBLEMAKERS by Kathleen Leverich
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Hilary's highly imaginative alibis are so real to her that- -unlike her family and her teacher—she quite believes in them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HILARY RODHAM CLINTON by Kathleen Krull
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 26, 2008

"No matter—she was propelling her way into history.' (author's notes, sources) (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
When young Hillary Rodham's hopes of joining NASA as an astronaut were dashed because she was a girl, she didn't stop dreaming or doing, all the way (almost) to the top. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A FAIRY CALLED HILARY by Linda Leopold Strauss
Released: April 15, 1999

"In her wonderful frolic, Strauss mingles ordinary events and enchantment with ease; the fun is complemented by charmingly droll black-and-white drawings. (Fiction. 7-11)"
A very funny little book about a fairy and the family she elects to live with after they confess they believe in her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A TAIL OF CAMELOT by Julie Leung
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A winning new adventure featuring a stalwart warrior mouse, heroic knights, and magical Camelot. (Animal Fantasy. 8-12)"
A "brave, strong, and wise" mouse plays a pivotal part defending Camelot and its inhabitants. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOST MEN by Brian Leung
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2007

"A patient, artfully controlled work about memory, regret and love."
A father and son travel to China in an attempt to bridge their 25-year estrangement in Leung's debut novel (World Famous Love Acts: Stories, 2004). Read full book review >

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TAKE ME HOME by Brian Leung
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"An engaging and beguiling novel about prejudice, relationships and the possibilities of redemption."
The "home" of the title is the minuscule (and aptly named) settlement of Dire, Wyo., where Addie Maine revisits a locus of love and loss 40 years after the tragic events that had transpired there. Read full book review >

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WORLD FAMOUS LOVE ACTS by Brian Leung
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"With quiet sureness, first-timer Leung offers stories almost radical in their humane inclusiveness."
Eleven elegiac debut stories, winner of the 2002 Mary McCarthy Prize, about the fragility of people's connections both to one another and to their roots. Read full book review >