Search Results: "Meika Hashimoto"


BOOK REVIEW

THE TRAIL by Meika Hashimoto
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"Unsatisfying and predictable. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Despite impossible odds, Toby is determined to honor his friend Lucas by completing a partial thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. Read full book review >

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THE MAGIC CAKE SHOP by Meika Hashimoto
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"Emma is a tough cookie, but this recipe for a fun fantasy falls as flat as a collapsed soufflé. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
When "Plain Jane" Emma tries to thwart her evil uncle's scheme to take over a master baker's shop, a lot of slurping, spewing and brewing ensue. Read full book review >

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HASHIMOTO BLUES by Sarah Dupeyron
Released: June 23, 2012

"For fans of romantic thrillers and adventure with looming bad guys."
A plainspoken hero stars in Dupeyron's debut, a crime thriller/romance. Read full book review >

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HANA HASHIMOTO, SIXTH VIOLIN by Chieri Uegaki
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"This sweet multicultural story will resonate with anyone who has experienced stage fright, but Hana's achievement will be particularly satisfying to young string players who have made some unusual music themselves. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When Hana Hashimoto signs up for the school talent show after only three violin lessons, her brothers laugh, but with diligent practice, she learns to make some surprising sounds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PRESENT FOR ROSE by Cooper Edens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

A gently allegorical tale, based (as explained in an author's note) on two Japanese ideas: the philosophy, expressed in the folktale on which this poem-story is based, that each season is a gift containing the next; and the tradition that ``all heavenly bodies...were once presents, and...by opening gifts we continue to create the universe.'' Rose's first present is adorned with a picture of a forest; when the little girl opens it on a wintry day, she finds herself within the forest, from which she sees another present, wrapped in a glowing spring garden. Read full book review >

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PROMISES TO KEEP by Gloria Mallette
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 18, 2002

"Solidly written, earnest suspense that isn't exactly suspenseful, though the family is well-drawn and convincing. Third-novelist Mallette also wrote Shades of Jade (2001)."
Troy Kirkwood, loving son and devoted single father, disappears without a trace. Read full book review >