Search Results: "Jason Chin"


BOOK REVIEW

GRAVITY by Jason Chin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 2014

"With an elegant, spare text and playful, daring pictures, Chin's latest opus exerts a powerful pull all its own. ('More about Gravity,' bibliography) (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
After stunning explorations of the Galápagos Islands and California's redwoods, Chin turns literally high-concept for a study of gravity's pull. Read full book review >

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ISLAND by Jason Chin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Another superb contribution to scientific literature by Chin. (Informational picture book. 8-12)"
A beautifully made picture book presents the story of the Galápagos Islands for young readers. Read full book review >

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GRAND CANYON by Jason Chin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Beautiful but, sadly, not as immersive as Chin's fans may hope. (Informational picture book. 6-11)"
Starting from their campsite at the bottom of the 1,000-foot-deep Inner Gorge, an Asian-American child and her dad traverse three separate habitats until they arrive at the South Rim, 22 miles later. Read full book review >

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WATER IS WATER by Miranda Paul
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2015

"An engaging and lyrical look at the water cycle. (water facts, further reading, bibliography) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
A biracial brother and sister explore the out-of-doors (and a bit of mischief) through the four seasons in this poetic look at the many forms water takes on its trip through its cycle. Read full book review >

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WHERE DO POLAR BEARS LIVE?  by Sarah L. Thomson
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"All in all a rather disappointing effort from a solid series. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
The latest in the Let's-Read-And-Find-Out Science series, this Stage 2 title follows a mother bear and her cub as they emerge from their winter den in the Arctic and set out for the ice where the mother can catch a seal meal. Read full book review >

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REDWOODS by Jason Chin
by Jason Chin, illustrated by Jason Chin
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"An inventive, eye-opening adventure. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
Chin introduces the world of old-growth redwood forests to young readers in this effective mix of fiction and nonfiction. Read full book review >

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GUNGA DIN HIGHWAY by Frank Chin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Let's hope so. (Author tour)"
With his brilliant first novel, Donald Duk (1991), playwright Chin accomplished what Maxine Hong Kingston and Amy Tan could not: used Chinese-American culture as a springboard into original and hilarious art. Read full book review >

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FOUR SISTERS OF HOFEI by Annping Chin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2002

"A remarkable story of survival amid extraordinary changes."
Meticulously researched story of four sisters, teeming with ideas and characters like an intellectual marketplace as it draws on their lives to illustrate the cultural, social, and political history of 20th-century China. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Confucius finally gets his due. Chin sticks to the facts as she can discern them and lets the master speak for himself."
A wonderfully streamlined, agenda-free biography of China's greatest intellectual. Read full book review >

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BELOW THE LINE by Sara Chin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 31, 1997

"Still, in page-long vignettes before each tale, this first-timer displays her true potential, evoking scenes in a sensitively visual language."
A lackluster debut collection by San Franciscan Chin. Read full book review >

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BURDEN OF ASHES by Justin Chin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2001

"Though leavened by salty wit, this frank portrait of lacerating personal circumstances will make some readers marvel that the species survives at all."
Poet and performance artist Chin (Mongrel, not reviewed) chronicles a still-youthful existence lived—at least on the page—as if his hair were on fire. Read full book review >