Search Results: "Huy Voun Lee"


BOOK REVIEW

1, 2, 3, GO! by Huy Voun Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Hand this beautifully designed book to a child (or teacher) in time for the Chinese New Year. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Lee (In the Park, 1998, etc.) continues her successful series on beginning Chinese characters with a fourth volume, this time a counting book with children's movements (of hands or feet) providing the action. Read full book review >

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IN THE LEAVES by Huy Voun Lee
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"As in previous outings, tables of the characters, English equivalents and approximate pronunciations sandwich this pleasant, painless peek at another language and orthography. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Lee finishes the seasonal round begun with At the beach (1994) by taking a group of children to a farm in autumn, giving young Xiao Ming a chance to introduce the Chinese characters for "grain," "fire" and eight other nouns to his friends (and readers). Read full book review >

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IN THE PARK by Huy Voun Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"The written Chinese characters are clearly illustrated in the text and end papers, where pronunciation is provided. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In her continuing series of books on writing Chinese characters (In the Snow, 1995), Lee beautifully executes paper-cut illustrations with a spring theme. Read full book review >

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IN THE SNOW by Huy Voun Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Lee's book is a welcome update to these volumes, refreshingly contemporary and upbeat. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A mother-son walk through a wintry landscape teaches readers the stories behind Chinese characters that represent things they see. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Heartfelt and quite lovely, but not magical. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In Chinese folklore, the theme of the artist who brings paintings to life is told again and again. Read full book review >

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CARDINAL AND SUNFLOWER by James Preller
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1998

"Readers will salute the cardinals and their sunflower. (Picture book. 4-8)"
With quiet elucidation, Preller tells the story of a family of cardinals in a city park. Read full book review >

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HONK, HONK, GOOSE! by April Pulley Sayre
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"A short bibliographic essay rounds out this terrific introduction. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
From mid-March through the day after the chicks hatch, Sayre follows a mated pair as they start a family. Read full book review >

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FIRE DRILL by Paul Dubois Jacobs
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 22, 2010

"Every classroom should start the year off with this one. (Picture book. 4-6)"
"Simple done well" sums up this exploration of a near-universal childhood experience. Read full book review >

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LEE by Tito Perdue
Released: Aug. 15, 1991

"A promising debut."
A first novel that follows an old man, a kind of Old Testament prophet full of books and anger at the age, as he wanders— sometimes violently—through the modern urban world and into his own past. Read full book review >

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LEE MARVIN by Dwayne Epstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"A well-paced, thoughtful examination of a singular corpus of work that influenced film portrayals of violence in subsequent decades."
A generous biography of Oscar-winning actor Lee Marvin (1924-1987), best known for his roles in The Dirty Dozen and Point Blank. Read full book review >

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DIFFERENT LEE by Bill Hiatt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 2016

"A mostly sturdy foundation for a fantasy series that arms its hero with powers, sidekicks, and motivation."
In Hiatt's (The Devil Hath the Power, 2016, etc.) fantasy novel, a Korean-American man discovers long-dormant supernatural abilities and finds that an evil sorcerer wants his blood.Read full book review >

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LEE KRASNER by Gail Levin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 22, 2011

"Levin deftly connects Krasner's biography to the social and political upheaval of the time. Her long experience in the art world gives insight into the landscape of 20th-century artists, art dealers and museums."
First biography of Lee Krasner (1908-1984), Jackson Pollock's wife but also a significant artist in her own right. Read full book review >