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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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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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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"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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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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THAT'S (NOT) MINE by Anna Kang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A simple, direct addition to the 'sharing' shelf. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The creators of 2015 Geisel Medal winner You Are (Not) Small take on an even more fundamental concept.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1995

"Deft and timely, this helps dispel many misconceptions about one of our nation's least understood immigrant populations."
A masterful blend of personal, family, and national history set against the backdrop of South Korea's long fight for independence and democracy. Read full book review >

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THE VEGETARIAN by Han Kang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"An unusual and mesmerizing novel, gracefully written and deeply disturbing."
In her first novel to be published in English, South Korean writer Han divides a story about strange obsessions and metamorphosis into three parts, each with a distinct voice. Read full book review >

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WATER by John Hutton
by John Hutton, illustrated by Andrea Kang
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"A sweet encouragement to play. (Board book. 1-3)"
The newest title in the Baby Unplugged series by pediatrician Hutton (Book, 2012, etc.) takes a toddler-friendly approach to its examination of the properties and virtues of water. Read full book review >

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I AM (NOT) SCARED by Anna Kang
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"A deft foray into facing fears and overcoming them—told with both understanding and humor. (Picture book. 3-6)"
What can scare two bears? Read full book review >

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Forty Bibles and Forty Dictionaries by Hae-Lyun Kang
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2014

"Winding tale of a dysfunctional family that eventually addresses the somewhat famous disturbance and its aftermath.
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Dedicated to her "irascible parents" from Korea, Kang's debut memoir examines her childhood in Australia. Read full book review >