Search Results: "Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer"


BOOK REVIEW

RABBIT MOONCAKES by Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1994

"Note; glossary of 19 Chinese words and phrases that are also defined in context. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Krakauer debuts with a warm-hearted re-creation of a celebration in what could be her own Chinese-American family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHRAPNEL by Dong-ha Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Stark, challenging, memorable: the work of a superb literary talent."
The destructive impact of the Korean War on successive generations is vividly explored in five nicely varied stories by a seasoned Korean writer whom American readers will want to know more about. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSIE RABBIT'S BOOK OF OPPOSITES by Patrick Yee
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"The bright paintbox colors and Rosie herself are the primary attractions for very young readers, but authors such as Rosemary Wells and Byron Barton did it first, and did it better. (Board book. 2-5)"
Yee juxtaposes images of Rosie the rabbit's front and back, Rosie on a hot day and a cold day, Rosie under an umbrella and over a gate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KIDNEY HYPOTHETICAL by Lisa Yee
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 31, 2015

"Smart, funny-but-ruthless teens and self-absorbed, grieving adults prove to be enormously appealing. (Fiction. 13-18)"
A perfect, glowing ending to a stellar high school career veers off course when debate-team captain Higgs Boson flunks girlfriend Roo's easy question: If she needed a kidney, would he give her one? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SO TOTALLY EMILY EBERS by Lisa Yee
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Although there is new information about Emily and the story is both touching and amusing, the reader feels its essential sameness and hopes that Yee, a prodigious talent, will move on. (Fiction. 8-12)"
It's déjà vu all over again for Yee in her new companion to Millicent Min, Girl Genius (2003) and Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time (2005). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WARP SPEED by Lisa Yee
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Yee's combination of humor and sympathy works a charm here, giving Marley a life of his own and a chance at success in this solid addition to her prismatic look at middle school. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Seventh-grader Marley Sandelsky—former friend of Stanford Wong (Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time, 2005, etc.)—is a devoted Star Trek fan; he knows the series so well that he thinks metaphorically about his life in terms of characters and plots from Star Trek. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEARNING TO FLY by Paul Yee
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Interested readers may also enjoy his similarly themed short-story collection What Happened This Summer (2006). (Fiction. 12-14)"
Seventeen-year-old Jason is having a hard time adjusting to life as a new Chinese immigrant in a small Ontario town. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EPIC CRUSH OF GENIE LO by F.C. Yee
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"An exciting, engaging, and humorous debut that will appeal widely, this wraps up neatly enough but leaves an opening for further installments—here's hoping. (Fantasy. 13-18)"
A tough, self-disciplined Chinese-American teen deals with the supernatural derailing of her college-prep activities in this speculative fiction novel that draws on the folklore of the Chinese Monkey King. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY AUTUMN BOOK by Wong Herbert Yee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Quibble aside, a sound conclusion to the series. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In the fourth installment of Yee's seasonal picture-book quartet (Who Likes Rain?, 2007, etc.), a girl celebrates the coming of autumn and finds a special way to remember it when it's over.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DETECTIVE SMALL AND THE AMAZING BANANA CAPER by Wong Herbert Yee
ANIMALS
Released: April 23, 2007

"Featuring plenty of visual jokes (including a cameo from the Man in the Yellow Hat) and a narrative written in sprightly verse, the caper is sure to peel right off the shelf. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The creator of Fireman Small offers an equally diminutive gumshoe on the trail of a slippery thief. Read full book review >

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MOUSE AND MOLE: A WINTER WONDERLAND by Wong Herbert Yee
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"A tea-and-cookie retreat provides a cozy ending to a splendid beginning reader. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Yee follows his Geisel Honoree Mouse and Mole: Fine Feathered Friends (2009) with a four-chapter story told through controlled text and charming litho-pencil-and-gouache illustrations characterized by gentle humor and great warmth in the characters' relationship, if not in their snowy surroundings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO LIKES RAIN? by Wong Herbert Yee
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Sweet. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Young kids who don't already appreciate rain may change their minds after experiencing this small picture book that exuberantly pours on, in verse, the watery delights of a rainy day in April. Read full book review >