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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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SOME SUNNY READING FOR A STRANGE SPRING
by Bobbi Dumas

Is spring a little wiggy for you this year? In Wisconsin, it really can’t figure out what it wants to do. A week or so ago it was a sunny eighty degrees and now it’s cool and rainy, hovering around fifty. Thankfully there are so many bright books releasing these days that we can find sun in their pages, if ...


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THE SECRET'S OUT
by Leila Roy

While there’s no explicit rule against romantic relationships, our colonial ancestor jinxed them in her Last Word: “Beware ye aromateur; lay your traps of love, but do not yourself get caught.” Fall in love and, like Aunt Bryony, lose your supersniffer. It’s why Mother chose my father from a list of donors she got in the mail like a ...

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MACKENZI LEE
by Shara Zaval

In Mackenzi Lee’s first month working at the Harvard Coop while earning her M.F.A in Children’s Literature from Simmons College, the store sold 40 copies of Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. Until then, they had sold five copies. Total. Customers would say, “ ‘I’m looking for a board book for a baby shower,’ and I would ...


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UNCOMMON SCENTS
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee

Cover Story: Behold, The Field In Which I Gather My Scents
BFF Charm: Yay!
Swoonworthy Scale: 8
Talky Talk: Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme
Bonus Factors: Gardening, Diversity, Bay Area
Relationship Status: High School Sweetheart

Cover Story: Behold, The Field In Which I Gather My Scents

I’m not ...


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