Search Results: "Mei-Ling Hopgood"


BOOK REVIEW

FLOWERS FOR MEI-LING by Lorraine Lachs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1997

"Poor Mei-ling never quite comes to life."
A sweeping novel about China that offers some impressive settings but frequently loses sight of its heroine, a refugee and former call-girl, in the long march of history. Read full book review >

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LUCKY GIRL by Mei-Ling Hopgood
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 28, 2009

"A wise, moving meditation on the meaning of family, identity and fate."
Buenos Aires-based journalist Hopgood looks back at her reconnection with the Chinese parents who gave her up for adoption. Read full book review >

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MY MEI MEI by Ed Young
Kirkus Star
by Ed Young, illustrated by Ed Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"By the close, of course, exhibiting the collusive, boundary-pushing exuberance of young siblings, the girls sweetly ask, 'Can we have another Mei Mei?' (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Young's own daughters, successively adopted as babies in China, inspire this tender celebration of love flowering between sisters. Read full book review >

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MEI FUH by Edith Schaeffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

"The cheerful, expressively posed figures in Liu's delicate black-and-white pen drawings evoke an innocent exuberance that will draw both adults and children to this volume, but they may find a more sensitive view of a similar childhood in Jean Fritz's Homesick (1982). (Fiction. 8-11)"
Writing in the third person, Schaeffer recalls, and perhaps embroiders, incidents from her early childhood in China, and her move to the US in 1920. 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 >

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Released: March 1, 1999

"The book is useful for multicultural studies, but shines as a warm family story. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An outstanding intergenerational tale that captures a slice of life in contemporary China. Read full book review >

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LING & TING SHARE A BIRTHDAY by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Tw-inspiring fiction for beginning readers. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Lin swaps her trademark cupcake for birthday cake in this cheery follow-up to Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same (2010). Read full book review >

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WALTER'S WONDERFUL WEB by Tim Hopgood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"Not the strongest choice in terms of either shape learning or reflecting nature; still, this may get readers outside in search of webs. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A spider with no talent for making traditional spider webs teaches young children about shapes as well as perseverance. Read full book review >

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FOOTPRINTS IN THE SNOW by Mei Matsuoka
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Matsuoka's stylized illustrations and tongue-in-cheek tale make for a positive tonic in a season distinguished by sweetness. (Picture book. 5-9)"
When Wolf decides to rehabilitate all the "nasty, scary, and greedy" storybook wolves with one of his own, he begins the tale of Mr. Nice Wolf, who follows a set of footprints in the snow in the hopes of finding a new friend. Read full book review >

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HOORAY FOR HOPPY! by Tim Hopgood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Just the ticket for a little bit of learning on a cold winter day when spring seems far away. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Little ones can explore spring and their five senses along with bunny Hoppy in Hopgood's latest concept book. Read full book review >

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WOW! SAID THE OWL by Tim Hopgood
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 2009

"A solid concept book, but probably without the staying power or punch of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? or Freight Train. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A curious owl stays awake all day long and is astounded at all the colors she sees. Read full book review >