Search Results: "Ji Chaozhu"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 22, 2008

"A true 'fly-on-the-wall' account of the momentous changes in Chinese society and international relations over the last century."
Longtime translator for Zhou Enlai and Mao Zedong recounts his arduous and ultimately vindicating life's journey through some of China's darkest decades. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1997

"It's a very painful, very personal- -therefore accessible—history. (Memoir. 11-15)"
A child's nightmare unfolds in Jiang's chronicle of the excesses of Chairman Mao's Cultural Revolution in China in the late 1960s. Read full book review >

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THE COWSHED by Ji Xianlin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"An ancillary but meaningful document of a time too little chronicled and now all but forgotten by younger Chinese people."
Scarifying account of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Read full book review >

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THE FORGET-ME-NOT SUMMER by Leila Howland
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"An old-fashioned story well-told, with engaging characters—a beach read for preteens that is as comfortable as the old tennis shoes worn on the Massachusetts shore. (Fiction. 9-12)"
When job opportunities prevent their parents from staying in Los Angeles for the summer, Zinnia, Marigold, and Lily are sent, unhappily, across the country to great-aunt Sunny's. Read full book review >

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NO! THAT’S WRONG! by Zhauhua Ji
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"Pair this all-dialogue outing with Jan Brett's The Hat (1997), in which a more developed story line carries similar play with unconventional headgear. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A lighthearted duel between Creativity and the Voice of Reason centers on a pair of lacy red panties blown off a clothesline. Read full book review >

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WHY SNAILS HAVE SHELLS by Carolyn Han
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"An unusual, and unusually interesting, contribution, handsomely and intelligently produced. (Folklore. 6+)"
A very attractive collection of 17 animal fables and pourquoi tales, from a dozen of the 55 minorities that together comprise 7% (i.e., 67 million) of China's inhabitants, plus three from the majority Han (ethnic Chinese). Read full book review >

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LOTUS AND FEATHER by Ji-li Jiang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"Gracefully told and illustrated, a gentle, positive encounter with a beautiful bird in an unfamiliar world. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The rescue of a crane restores an unhappy girl as well. Read full book review >

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THE MAGICAL MONKEY KING by Ji-li Jiang
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

"Clever, arrogant, far longer on appetite than attention span, Monkey makes an engaging antihero whose acquaintance young readers, of any cultural background, with a taste for trickster tales will be glad to make. (Folktale. 8-10)"
With easygoing informality, memoirist Jiang (Red Scarf Girl, 1997) retells several adventures of this picaresque Asian folk hero. Read full book review >

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THE HAND MANUAL by Sung Eun Kim
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Stick with the classic 'Where Is Thumbkin' song instead. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A book celebrates the many things our hands allow us to do. Read full book review >

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Lady Lucy's Quest by Karen Gross
Released: March 29, 2016

"A familiar, well-illustrated riff on fairy tales with a strong message about following one's dreams."
A girl embarks on a journey, defying her village's gender norms in this picture book from Gross (Failure and Forgiveness, 1997) and two impressive young artists.Read full book review >

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RED KITE, BLUE KITE by Ji-li Jiang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Though this is told against the backdrop of a dark part of Chinese history, any child coping with separation from a loved one may find comfort in this story. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Set during the Cultural Revolution in China, a heartwarming tale of a father and son whose love never stops soaring. Read full book review >