Search Results: "Hildi Kang"


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CHENGLI AND THE SILK ROAD CARAVAN by Hildi Kang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Not likely to be an easy sell due to the unusual time period and slow beginning, but readers who forge ahead will enjoy an interesting adventure. (Historical fiction. 9-13)"
A 13-year-old boy joins a caravan to find someone who knew his dead father and encounters a sand sea of dangers in ancient China, 630 C.E. Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. KANG by Susan L. Roth
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"For its art, for its celebration of a venerable grandfather, and for a special look at a unique custom, this is a story to be treasured. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Roth (My Love for You, 1996, etc.) honors the memory of her Chinese uncle through her story, which is partially based on her uncle's immigrant experiences and his talents as a poet and calligrapher. Mr. Kang celebrates his 70th birthday by announcing he will retire after 50 years as a cook in a Chinese restaurant. Read full book review >

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PAPILLON GOES TO THE VET by A.N. Kang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"There's not much to Papillon's sophomore outing, but little feline fans will definitely want to float along. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Lighter-than-air Papillon has some tummy trouble. Read full book review >

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THE VERY FLUFFY KITTY, PAPILLON by A.N. Kang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Puffy Papillon's the most charming puss to pop up in years! (Picture book. 3-8)"
Fluffy kitty Papillon is lighter than air! Read full book review >

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CONFESSIONS by Kang Zhengguo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2007

"A haunting, frightening and ultimately inspiring story, told in sturdy, unadorned prose."
One man's protracted struggle for intellectual freedom and simple dignity from the beginning of Mao's regime to the aftermath of the Tiananmen Square demonstrations. Read full book review >

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CATALYST by Lydia Kang
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 24, 2015

"Kang wraps up her duology neatly and satisfyingly, but the intrigue lingers—which is also satisfying. (Dystopian suspense. 12-18)"
In a dystopian future, a breed of genetically altered humans struggles for freedom and survival. Read full book review >

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"An attractive, if flawed, board book that may still spark parental creativity."
In this debut guide for millennial dads, a young father shares creative doodles about his path toward parenthood. Read full book review >

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THE BEAUTY OF HISTORY by Viivi Luik
Released: Jan. 14, 2008

"Powerful lyricism but enigmatic storytelling."
Originally published in Estonian in 1991, this novel follows rather surrealistically the effect of the invasion of Prague in the spring of 1968 on an unnamed woman. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF HONG GILDONG by Minsoo Kang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"If you read only one book about Korean heroic outlaws this season, this should be the one."
The famed saga of Korea's bandit prince comes in for a new translation, if one that's not quite idiomatic. Read full book review >

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Released: July 7, 2006

"A sloppy first novel that shows glimmers of promise."
A boy wizard afflicted with a rare disease battles the forces of evil in this debut fantasy novel. Read full book review >

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RINA by Kang Young-sook
by Kang Young-sook, translated by Kim Boram
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"Timely in an age of refugees and a welcome introduction to a writer worth knowing about."
South Korean novelist Kang turns in a haunting, nervous story of dislocation and disorientation. Read full book review >