Search Results: "Many Ly"


BOOK REVIEW

ROOTS AND WINGS by Many Ly
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 13, 2008

"Replete with details depicting religious and social beliefs, Grace's quest for answers makes for an intriguing contemplation on life within Cambodian-American immigrant community, as well as a satisfying coming-of-age story. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Fourteen-year-old Grace's beloved grandmother Naree has died, and Grace and her mother are going to St. Read full book review >

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HOME IS EAST by Many Ly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2005

"There are fine moments here, however, and those readers who stay the course will be happy to find Amy and her dad finally happy themselves. (Fiction. 11-14)"
A young Cambodian-American girl describes the shattering and rebuilding of her family in this overlong yet affecting tale. Read full book review >

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WALK AWAY HOME by Paul Many
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"452, etc.) strengths in characterization (albeit clichéd at times), strong appeal to male YAs, and humor in the face of life's most trying time—growing up. (Fiction. YA)"
Rising high-school senior Nick Doran walks to the beat of his own drummer—literally—and away from life's problems—in this case, military school orientation, a consequence of accidentally starting a chimney fire. Read full book review >

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MY LIFE, TAKE TWO by Paul Many
Released: May 1, 2000

"Though the wrap-up is a little too neat, Many writes this story with a deft pen, evoking a place where past meets present and longing has a voice. (Fiction. 12+)"
Many (These Are the Rules, 1997) takes a fresh approach to exploring the complexities and pressures that a young adult faces at the crossroads of maturity. Read full book review >

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THESE ARE THE RULES by Paul Many
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 1997

"As he stumbles through summer, Colm changes from being his own worst enemy to assembling some focus and self-esteem; despite some contrived and unnecessary drama near the end, this is a realistic and absorbing novel. (Fiction. 12+)"
Colm, whose parents have recently separated, is forced to spend the summer with his mother and much younger siblings at their lakeside summer cottage. Read full book review >

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DAD’S BALD HEAD by Paul Many
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"The marked lack of high drama might make this useful as a help in coping with similar domestic flurries in households with Gen-X parents. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Young Pete has to cope with a small but unsettling change in this low-key family story. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT PANCAKE ESCAPE by Paul Many
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"A rhythmic, rip-roaring romp. (Picture book. 5-8)"
"Our dad is a magician, / who can make a bird go poof, / but the day he cooked us pancakes, / he made an awful goof." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 12, 1993

"Inevitably less harrowing than Hayslip's first book, but no less compelling as the author offers a refreshingly honest look at both herself and Americans as she seeks reconciliation between her old and new homes."
Displaying the same resilience that made her memoir of growing up in war-torn Vietnam (When Heaven and Earth Changed Places, 1989) so stunning, Hayslip now writes with equal frankness—and with the help of her eldest son—about her new life in the US. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PASSING BY by Yona Tepper
by Yona Tepper, illustrated by Gil-Ly Alon Curiel, translated by Deborah Guthman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"A gentle story for the young and observant, it taps into the natural curiosity of children. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Comfortably ensconced on the balcony, Yael looks down on her street to see the goings-on. Read full book review >