Search Results: "Lois-Ann Yamanaka"


BOOK REVIEW

BEHOLD THE MANY by Lois-Ann Yamanaka
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2006

"Beautifully tragic, this should garner Yamanaka the wider attention she deserves."
In this superb seventh novel from Yamanaka (Father of the Four Passages, 2001, etc.), the ghosts of children curse the living, and a young woman finds salvation in early-20th-century Hawaii. Read full book review >

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FATHER OF THE FOUR PASSAGES by Lois-Ann Yamanaka
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A beautifully realized work, imagistic and poetic, awash in the powers of blood and redemption."
The author of the Hilo Trilogy (Blu's Hanging, 1997, etc.) takes a dark and surreal journey into the realm of personal anguish. Read full book review >

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WILD MEAT AND THE BULLY BURGERS by Lois-Ann Yamanaka
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Too fragmented at the start, but a finish that's more luminous than a Hawaiian sunset. (Author tour)"
A sharp, funny, and fast-paced (occasionally manic) first novel that takes us backstage in paradise—into the very heart and soul (and guts) of a working-class Japanese-American family on the island of Hawaii. Read full book review >

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BLU'S HANGING by Lois-Ann Yamanaka
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1997

Yamanaka's giddy, bawdy, and genuinely moving second novel (Wild Meat and the Bully Burgers, 1996) concerns three Hawaiian Huckleberry Finns, children left motherless and in poverty, who must fend for themselves against a harsh, indifferent world. Read full book review >

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HEADS BY HARRY by Lois-Ann Yamanaka
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"One's only complaint is that this essentially reworks, with very similar if not identical characters, the contents of Yamanaka's earlier books."
The conclusion to Honolulu poet and novelist Yamanaka's raffish trilogy (Wild Meat and the Bully Burgers, 1996; Blu's Hanging, 1997) is another agreeably comic tale of growing up absurd amid the natural beauty and polyracial confusion of the islands. Read full book review >

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ANGEL HIDE AND SEEK by Ann Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1998

"An artist's pictorial note makes plain—and fascinating—the materials used. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A fanciful conceit brought to fruition by Turner's poetic text and Ehlert's signature illustrations. Read full book review >

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IN MY WORLD by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Despite the design problem, and a superfluous text, this gifted graphic artist is in top form here. (Picture book. 3-8)"
"The world is made of things I like," Ehlert (Waiting For Wings, 2001, etc.) begins, then proceeds to elaborate: "creeping bugs, wiggling worms," frogs and fruit, flowers and rain, sun and moon. Read full book review >

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LEAF MAN by Lois Ehlert
by Lois Ehlert, illustrated by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Excellent to read aloud and to look at many times over. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ehlert's vision and invention do not fail in this clever look at leaves in all their fall glory. Read full book review >

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CUCKOO/CUCU by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"A book almost as much a piece of folk art as it is a folktale. (Picture book/folklore. 3-7)"
A festive bilingual offering from Ehlert (Moon Rope/Un lazo a la luna, 1992, etc.), with the Spanish translation by Gloria de Aragon Andejar, based on a Mayan tale explaining how the cuckoo became plain. Read full book review >

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RED LEAF, YELLOW LEAF by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"An outstanding example of early nonfiction that is not only visually striking but also informative and scrupulously accurate. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A simple narrative celebrating a child's pleasure in a sugar maple—its prepurchase history, its changing appearance during the year, planting, growth—is extended with excellent notes on the tree's parts as well as lucid instructions for planting and caring for it. Read full book review >

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Released: March 10, 1989

"A beautiful, useful book."
With images as boldly conceived as those in her Planting a Rainbow, yet with subtly added textures that create far closer links between her art and the objects represented, Ehlert has produced an outstanding alphabet book. Read full book review >