Search Results: "Il Sung Na"


BOOK REVIEW

HIDE & SEEK by Il Sung Na
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"Ready or not! Here comes a book worth finding. (Picture book. 2-5) "
Expert hide-and-seekers will hear the hushed scuttles and feel the quickened pulses as a group of animals plays a rain forest game of hide-and-seek. Read full book review >

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BIRD, BALLOON, BEAR by Il Sung Na
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"As simple and soft as a hug—and as reassuring. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Bird's new in the forest, and as much as he'd like to befriend Bear, he never quite gets up the courage to say hello. Read full book review >

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A BOOK OF BABIES by Il Sung Na
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Sweet, stimulating illustrations offer up baby basics for bedtime. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Spring arrives, and a neighborly duck leaves his own nest of ducklings to greet new animal babies far and wide. Read full book review >

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THE OPPOSITE ZOO by Il Sung Na
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"A beautiful treatment of a familiar subject that repays close looking again and again. (Picture book. 2-4)"
In exploring the concept of opposites at a zoo in nighttime, Na also explores a looser look than in many of his earlier books. Read full book review >

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WELCOME HOME, BEAR by Il Sung Na
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"Pair this grand read-aloud with Na's Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit (2010) for preschool natural-history awareness. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Bear discovers there's no place like home. Read full book review >

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THE THINGAMABOB by Il Sung Na
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 9, 2010

"Despite inconsistencies, an enjoyable read aloud. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A bright-eyed elephant finds a "thingamabob," and curiosity sets in. Read full book review >

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SONG YET SUNG by James McBride
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Explosively dramatic."
The slave-owning culture of Maryland's eastern shore in the 1850s comprises the world of McBride's second novel (following Miracle at St. Anna, 2002, and the bestselling memoir The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother, 1996). Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 2003

"Overall, there are better choices in this crowded field."
Disappointing account of the creation of a great work of art. Read full book review >

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WHOSE SONG IS SUNG by Frank Schaefer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 1996

"With this as a text, perhaps Hollywood could coax Arnold back into a loincloth for a last hurrah."
Visceral retelling of the Beowulf saga through the eyes of a dwarf: fast-paced action mixed with politically incorrect insights into Anglo-Saxon and Roman culture. Read full book review >

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APPOINTMENT WITH IL DUCE by Hozy Rossi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Though clumsily farcical in its first half, Rossi's tale succeeds in touching the reader with its melancholy blend of nicely observed domesticity, youthful idealism, art, and love, all amid the indifferent momentum of history."
An attractive debut that begins as a lightly comic biography of the young Beppe Arpino, then gradually accumulates a sober gravity before ending in Arpino's attempt to assassinate the prime minister of Italy, Benito Mussolini. Read full book review >