Search Results: "Kristina Yee"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GIRL WHO RAN by Kristina Yee
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2017

"Well-told and illustrated, Gibb's story speaks to not only women's fight for equality, but the power of community. (biographical note, timeline) (Picture book. 4-8)"
In cooperation with Gibb herself, Poletti and Yee tell the story of the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, questioning authority with her feet. Read full book review >

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THE BONE COLLECTOR’S SON by Paul Yee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"However, Yee's intent to convey the overriding anti-Asian sentiment of the times comes at the expense of textured storytelling. (afterword, panoramic view) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
It's 1907 in Vancouver, British Columbia, and 14-year-old Bing-wing Chan resents and is frightened by having to help his father in his work—digging up bones of the dead to be shipped "home to China for reburial near their ancestors." Read full book review >

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ELEPHANT IN THE BATHTUB by Kristina Andres
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"Just like a good bath. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young elephant is taking a bath in one of those lovely, old, claw-footed tubs that sits on a checkered tile floor—got to be Europe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Plenty of comic twists and crude details (nose picking, drool, cat sticking out its tongue) overflow the pages, making a droll romp out of many a young boy's fantasies. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and his "faithful, fearless cat, Envelope," set off for a really BIG adventure. Read full book review >

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THE DRAGONFLY'S TALE by Kristina Rodanas
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 23, 1992

"A fine addition to Native American folklore collections. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
Rodanas (The Story of Wali Dad, 1988) retells an ancient Zuni tale, scrupulously noting her source as an 1884 transcription that she has ``simplified...[adding] some details of my own [in] the way of storytellers.'' The result is a blend of cautionary tale and why story: Celebrating an abundant harvest, the Ashiwi stage a mock battle—literally, a food fight- -that angers the Corn Maidens; they refuse their blessings, and famine follows. Read full book review >

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MUMMIES AT THE MUSEUM by Wong Herbert Yee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"A sparkling series opener certain to captivate a broad audience. (Graphic fiction. 6-10)"
Rodent high jinks reign supreme as two BFFs make museum mischief in this giggleworthy graphic novel. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET KEEPERS by Paul Yee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2012

"A patchwork. (Historical fantasy. 10-12)"
A lad with "yin-yang" eyes lays two troubled ghosts to rest in this San Francisco Chinatown tale. Read full book review >

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MONEY BOY by Paul Yee
CLASSICS
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Overall, this insightful and deeply felt novel makes a valuable contribution to an underexplored topic and is highly recommended. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
After four years in Canada, Ray Liu is stressed out. On top of his parents' divorce in China, his father's remarriage, learning English and struggling in high school, Ray faces another challenge: he's gay. Read full book review >

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THE BLIND HUNTER by Kristina Rodanas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Library shelves are well-stocked with tales from West Africa; this one, equally suitable for contemplation or discussion, arises from a different, more southerly, tradition. (source note) (Picture book/folktale. 5-9)"
Rodanas bases this story of a blind hunter who "sees" better than his sighted companion on a tale from Zimbabwe. Read full book review >

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DANCE OF THE SACRED CIRCLE by Kristina Rodanas
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"It's not easy to hit the right note of both substance and etherealness when myth-making, but Rodanas comes comfortably close. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-8)"
The buffalo herd diminishes, and a prairie tribe goes hungry. Read full book review >

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ABSOLUTELY MAYBE by Lisa Yee
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Tragic, comic and heartwarming by turns, the narrative provides a brightly drawn assemblage of teens and adults readers will root for, right up to an ending that manages to be both Chekhovian in its lack of resolution and satisfyingly schmaltzy—in the best possible way. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
In an unusual inciting incident for what is essentially a feel-good comedy, Yee's cleverly conceived and executed new tale begins to rock when Maybe's stepfather-to-be tries to rape her. Read full book review >