Search Results: "Kevin Kwan"


BOOK REVIEW

CHINA RICH GIRLFRIEND by Kevin Kwan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 2015

"Over-the-top and hard to stop. A third installment is promised."
Kwan (Crazy Rich Asians, 2013) returns with an equally good-natured, catty-as-hell sequel to his bestselling roman à clef about China's new and old money dynasties.Read full book review >

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CRAZY RICH ASIANS by Kevin Kwan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2013

"An elegant comedy and an auspicious debut."
Jane Austen, or maybe Edith Wharton, goes to Singapore, turning in this lively, entertaining novel of manners. Read full book review >

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HOW IT FEELS TO BE A BOAT by James Kwan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"While the topic may seem a bit mature or daunting for very young readers, the story has such quirky sparkle that even if readers don't quite get its meaning, they will be delighted with its sense of playfulness. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Using the metaphor of a boat on a journey, this second-person story celebrates the richness and possibility of living. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAR YETI by James Kwan
by James Kwan, illustrated by James Kwan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A picture-book debut of promise. (Picture book. 3-7)"
On a quest to find Yeti, two hikers write him letters, asking for his help. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2001

"A lively account, filled with the vivid details of daily and family life that make the best memoirs evocative portraits of their peoples and their times."
Luminous recollections of a lost world, from an Anglo-Chinese writer who recounts how his privileged and sheltered childhood turned into a dangerous adolescence in war-torn China. Read full book review >

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WE DIG WORMS! by Kevin McCloskey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"Norma Dixon's Lowdown on Earthworms (2005) digs deeper into the subject, but this lays fertile groundwork for budding naturalists. (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
Beginning readers who tunnel through this upbeat first introduction will "dig" them too. Read full book review >

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DESK STORIES by Kevin O'Malley
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"Silly and irreverent, this collection, with its comic-book format and sometimes disparaging attitude toward school, is sure to attract an audience. (Graphic short stories. 7-9)"
When it comes to school, backpacks and desks go hand in hand, so it is no surprise that O'Malley has followed his Backpack Stories (2009) with this impertinent look at that standard of classroom furniture, the desk. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. PEEK AND THE MISUNDERSTANDING AT THE ZOO by Kevin Waldron
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"A jaunty but disconcertingly adult read-aloud that could generate, along with a few giggles, a discussion of misunderstandings. (Picture book. 4-8)"
One morning, Mr. Peek, the mustachioed zookeeper, dons his son's small jacket by mistake, pops a button and spends the next hours feeling fat, old and paranoid. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WEMBERLY WORRIED by Kevin Henkes
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 31, 2000

"Maybe some mouse therapy is called for. (Picture book. 4-7)"
As a chronic worrier and an extremely anxious young mouse, life is hard for Wemberly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUCKY LEAF by Kevin O'Malley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Youngsters will be able to relate to the young video-gamer, and they'll feel right at home in the comic-book format. (Picture book. 3-8)"
While trying to beat level 20, a young boy's video-gaming gets interrupted by the age-old maternal cry of "Get outside and play!" Read full book review >

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LILLY'S PURPLE PLASTIC PURSE by Kevin Henkes
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"The illustrations do an exceptional job of amplifying the text: Lilly dances with excitement, flashes with anger, wanes in remorse, and leaps right off the page with joy. (Picture book. 5+)"
Lilly (Julius, The Baby of the World, 1991, etc.) is back, and in school. Read full book review >

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REMY SNEAKERS VS. THE ROBO-RATS by Kevin Sherry
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"A madcap series opener with a wink or two at some topical themes. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 6-8)"
When an evil toymaker threatens to release a fleet of robot pigeon spy drones, it's up to urban raccoon Remy to organize and lead the resistance. Read full book review >