Search Results: "Lin Wang"


BOOK REVIEW

TAM LIN by Jane Yolen
Released: Oct. 1, 1990

"The result—despite the excellent efforts of both collaborators—is somewhat stultifying, especially for such a vivid story."
The prolific Yolen's latest is a pretty tale based on Scottish lore: Young Jennet MacKenzie vows that she'll reclaim Carterhaugh, a great estate fallen into disrepair, for her family. Read full book review >

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MAYA LIN by Jeanne Walker Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Overall, a fine celebration of a renowned woman artist. (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
A concise biography introduces the Chinese-American artist and designer Maya Lin, best known for her architectural plan for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Read full book review >

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SHINING STAR by Paula Yoo
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 2009

"The author's note does not clarify whether the quoted dialogue is invented or actual. (sources) (Picture book/biography. 7-12)"
The first Chinese-American movie star grew up in Los Angeles's Chinatown, working in her family's laundry, going to the movies every chance she got and even skipping school to watch the action on a local movie set. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CRANE GIRL by Curtis Manley
Kirkus Star
adapted by Curtis Manley, illustrated by Lin Wang
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"More from this team would be a welcome addition to folk-tale collections. (pronunciation guide, author's notes) (Picture book/folk tale. 4-10)"
A popular Japanese folk tale in which a crane pays back an obligation by becoming human is retold with an unusual ending and with haiku-sprinkled prose. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TAM LIN by Susan Cooper
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 29, 1991

"A rich comparison for readers lucky enough to see both."
Another excellent presentation of the Scottish legend, quite different in flavor from the recent Yolen/Mikolaycak version (p. 1255/C-227), Cooper makes more of a feminist point of her heroine's independence, introducing "Margaret" as a rebel who remarks that she is "not a flower waiting to be picked. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHEE-LIN by James Rumford
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2008

"An annotated map at the end graphically dramatizes Tweega's journey. (author's note) (Picture book. 7-10)"
Rumford presents the remarkable story of an African giraffe that was captured and sent to China in 1414. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TAM LIN by Pamela Dean
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 24, 1991

"But the energetic prose carries the dithering plot along comfortably, and when the Otherworld does intrude, it is as creepy, seductive, and threatening as it is in the ancient tales themselves."
Despite their titles, the novels in the Fairy Tales series (Patricia C. Wrede's Snow White and Rose Red, 1989) are not simple retellings of familiar stories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THREE NAMES OF ME by Mary Cummings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"An insightful story for adopted children and their friends who want to know more about international adoption. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Ada has three names. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUST LIKE YOU by Marla Stewart Konrad
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"This reassuring and quietly powerful book reminds readers in a gentle way that they have much in common with other children around the world. (author's note) (Picture book/religion. 3-5)"
This view of babies in different parts of the world and the ways in which their mothers love them and care for them offers a thoughtful, soothing text and warmly rendered illustrations full of culturally specific details. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLVINA SWIMS by Grace Lin
by Grace Lin, illustrated by Grace Lin
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2007

"A refreshing dive into a common anxiety with an uplifting message. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Bird Convention has ended and it's time for vacation in Hawaii. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LISSY’S FRIENDS by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Instructions for origami paper crane appended. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Shy Lissy feels alone with no friends at her new school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHARLES DICKENS'S GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Jack Wang
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"There is no question that the book is an attractive novelty, but, as with others in its series, it will serve its audience better as a teething toy than a gateway to literacy. (Board book. 1-3)"
The Dickens classic, reduced to 12 words and illustrated with felt dolls. Read full book review >