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

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 >

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

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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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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VOYAGE TO AVALON by Julie Leung
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"More suspenseful, enthralling mouse-eye perspective on the Camelot legend. (Animal fantasy. 8-12)"
In this sequel to A Tail of Camelot (2016), a mysterious plague threatens Camelot, forcing warrior mouse Calib Christopher to embark on a perilous mission to the magical isle of Avalon while young Two-Legger Galahad faces a formidable foe in King Arthur's malevolent nephew. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELIXIR by Hilary Duff
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"Nice-guy supporters will resent the bum rap Duff gives to Ben, Clea's other admirer, but they're the wrong audience for this purple, obsessive, murderrific series opener. (Paranormal romance/horror. YA)"
Ludicrous wish-fulfillment trappings surround immortality, gore and passion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PERMANENT ROSE by Hilary McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"This fine, funny sequel, with its wonderful dialogue and utterly effortless-seeming weave of plots and characters, stands on its own, but readers will certainly want to get their hands on the first two. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Readers who have fallen in love with the eccentric, cheerfully chaotic Casson family from the award-winning Saffy's Angel (2002) and Indigo's Star (2004) may initially resent the intrusion of David, the enormous ex-tormenter of Indigo, who seems as if he'll never be accepted into the fold. Read full book review >