Search Results: "Mary Grace Ketner"


BOOK REVIEW

GANZY REMEMBERS by Mary Grace Ketner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 29, 1991

"This warm evocation of the links and contrasts between age and youth marks a solid debut for both Ketner and Sparks. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A child visits her great-grandmother in a nursing home, where 'Ganzy' reminisces about her own childhood in rural Texas: riding her horse dangerously fast, finding a sparrow's nest in her father's overalls on the clothesline, or taking in travelers- - including Pancho Villa in disguise. Read full book review >

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DUMPLING DAYS by Grace Lin
by Grace Lin, illustrated by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2012

"Deftly weaving together historical anecdotes and simple line illustrations, Lin once again touches the heart of growing up in a multicultural family. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Pacy and her family travel to Taiwan for one month to celebrate her grandmother's 60th birthday, giving this Chinese-American girl another lens through which she can examine her identity. Read full book review >

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FORTUNE COOKIE FORTUNES by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 2004

"An author's note provides information about the fortune cookie's history and its roots in both Chinese and Japanese culture. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The middle daughter of three girls in a Chinese-American family is the narrator of this exploration of the paper fortunes found in those irresistible cookies, leading to a wider look at good luck and good fortune in general. Read full book review >

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ROBERT’S SNOW by Grace Lin
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"The illustrations convey what Robert knows and the young reader learns about that eventful Christmas Eve. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Robert, a playful mouse, and his sensible family live in a dilapidated shoe. Read full book review >

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TWICE AS SILLY by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"These twins make learning to read double the fun. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Adorable twin sisters Ling and Ting are as funny and fresh as ever in their third early reader. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRINGING IN THE NEW YEAR by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"Includes a note on some of the traditions and symbols surrounding the festivities and endpapers illustrating many of the accoutrements. (Picture book. 3-6)"
"Is the New Year coming?" Read full book review >

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LING & TING by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"This spot-on depiction of twins celebrates individuality. (Early reader. 6-9)"
Newbery Honor author Lin makes a stunning entrée into the world of early readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OKIE-DOKIE, ARTICHOKIE! by Grace Lin
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Mildly pleasant and amicable. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Marklee, a monkey, receives a slightly stiff greeting when he excitedly welcomes his new downstairs giraffe neighbor, Artichoke. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JASON'S SEVEN MAGICAL NIGHT RIDES by Grace Chetwin
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 1994

"Illustrated with computer-produced b&w montages of images from various sources that—like elements of the plot—coexist uneasily, their edges never quite blending. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Like the mythological creatures in its pages, a chimerical grafting, in this case of time-travel fantasy to problem novel: A horse-loving city boy encounters famous equines of myth and legend (Pegasus, Chiron the centaur, the Trojan Horse, Poseidon's ocean- going steeds, etc.); each episode teaches the fatherless boy a bit about maturity and responsibility. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"But as much as one wants to salute this audacious project, Ketner's style, sensibility, and methodology don—t rise to the occasion, begging the ultimate question, 'Why?' (20 b&w illustrations)"
Framed as an "autobiography" full of deliberate fictional creations, this life of Pragmatism's founding genius is a breathtakingly original attempt to reinvent the dry habitudes of biography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"Richly hued illustrations reinforce the Chinese folk theme. (author's note) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
To change her family's fortunes, a poor Chinese girl embarks on a fantastical quest to discover she already has everything she needs to be happy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LBD by Grace Dent
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2005

"Cotton-candy fun. (Fiction. YA)"
Following up her first offering about "Les Bambinos Dangereuses," Dent gives readers the same ultra-hip slangy rollicking ride through the leisure world of three—far from average—British teen girls. Read full book review >