Search Results: "J. Lum"


BOOK REVIEW

CHECKERS AND DOT ON THE FARM by J. Torres
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"These Checkers and Dot adventures, while not share-aloud superstars, are nifty for leaving in baby's reach for spontaneous exploration and play. (Board book. 3 mos.-3)"
A simple black-and-white board book takes toddlers on a trip to the farm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 1999

"Children will snuggle down with smiles on their faces after this comic spin on the paraphernalia associated with a common ritual. (Picture book. 5-7)"
With the help of shrewd, patient grandmother, Patrick scores a victory for all bedtime foot-draggers in this energetic debut of two children's book newcomers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRINCESSES ARE NOT QUITTERS! by Kate Lum
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Little modern-day princesses who don't like to clean their own rooms just might learn a thing or three from these practical princesses. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Three pampered princesses find out what life is like for the overworked servants in their "huge silver palace by the sea," in this ode to the inherent worth of a hard day's work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOODEN FISH SONGS by Ruthanne Lum McCunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 1995

"A worthy tale of landmark events in a Chinese-American's remarkable life—and hard times—in two cultures."
A second novel by McCunn (Thousand Pieces of Gold, 1981) about the plight of Chinese immigrants, this one again tracing through the imagined life of a real person the raw misery of loneliness and fear and the brave insistence on survival. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAMNED NATION by Kathryn Gin Lum
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"An elucidating study of why hell continued to matter in early America."
Religion scholar Gin Lum (Religious Studies/Stanford Univ.) delves into the writings and memoirs of early Americans deeply concerned with the issues of hell and salvation. Read full book review >

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7 FANTASY BOOKS HEADING TO FILM AND TV
by John DeNardo

As readers, the idea of our favorite books being turned into film and television production frightens us and excites us. It's scary because so many things can go wrong that could result in – gasp! – an unfaithful adaptation. Yet that doesn't stop us from being excited because we get to re-experience the stories we love. Here are ...


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DAVID GARROW
by Gregory McNamee

Barack Obama has been portrayed as being many things over his life and political career. Some have thought him flippant, coasting by on charm and glibness. Others have thought him suspect. Admirers and detractors both have found him aloof, though very few have doubted the fact of his formidable intelligence.

And admirers and detractors alike have also found Barack Obama ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Make The World Your Oyster by Michael Lum
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 26, 2015

"A vivid tale about sea creatures that highlights the need for strategic risk-taking."
Two dolphins contemplate midlife career moves in this business parable. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 1, 2007

"A riveting narrative of little-known Chinese history."
In her serenely composed debut memoir, native daughter Lum provides a rare, compelling glimpse of Singapore during WWII. Read full book review >

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JUAN RULFO
by Richard Z. Santos

Douglas Weatherford, translator of the first English-language version of Juan Rulfo’s second novel The Golden Cockerel, knows that Rulfo isn’t a household name. And Weatherford thinks that’s a tragedy.

“It’s important for English speaking readers, especially in the U.S., to discover Juan Rulfo. For some unfortunate reason he never reached the same acclaim as Jorge Luis Borges, Isabel Allende ...


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BOOK REVIEW

PRINCESSES ARE NOT JUST PRETTY by Kate Lum
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"Exuberant and humorous, this pretty book has style and, yes, substance. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Who is prettiest: Princess Allie, Princess Mellie or Princess Libby? Read full book review >