Search Results: "Milly Lee"


BOOK REVIEW

MILLY by Robert Belenky
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2017

"A kids' tale that features a vivid storyteller who's also a wise teacher."
Belenky's (Capt'n Bob's Adventures in Child Psychology, 2015, etc.) new children's book charmingly relates the adventures of Milly, a black Labradoodle with a flair for persuasion.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEE by Tito Perdue
Released: Aug. 15, 1991

"A promising debut."
A first novel that follows an old man, a kind of Old Testament prophet full of books and anger at the age, as he wanders— sometimes violently—through the modern urban world and into his own past. Read full book review >

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NIM AND THE WAR EFFORT by Milly Lee
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 21, 1997

"All these details place the affecting story in a real, not idealized, America. (Picture book. 6+)"
The recycling of paper is not new, nor is racism. Read full book review >

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LANDED by Milly Lee
by Milly Lee, illustrated by Yangsook Choi
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2006

"This testament to the pull of 'Gold Mountain' offers a bit of Chinese-American history in a handsome package. (author's note) (Picture book. 7-11)"
Drawing on the reminiscences of her father-in-law, Lee details 12-year-old Sun's emigration to San Francisco from China in 1915. Read full book review >

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EARTHQUAKE by Milly Lee
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2001

"A good way to introduce the youngest of readers to a calamitous event. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Early on the morning of April 18, 1906, an earthquake shook the city of San Francisco, collapsing buildings and igniting fires that raged for days. Read full book review >

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CHILLY MILLY MOO by Fiona Ross
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Delightfully different, just like Milly Moo. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Individuality is the order of the day on this farm, where milk production (or lack thereof) depends on the weather. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"All in all, Lindsay has crafted a fun-filled trip full of the unexpected, the slightly unnerving, and joy abounding. (Fiction. 11-13)"
The quiet and offbeat life of teenaged Millicent Moore is the background for some heartwarming, humorous adventures in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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LEE MARVIN by Dwayne Epstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"A well-paced, thoughtful examination of a singular corpus of work that influenced film portrayals of violence in subsequent decades."
A generous biography of Oscar-winning actor Lee Marvin (1924-1987), best known for his roles in The Dirty Dozen and Point Blank. Read full book review >

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WHAT MILLY DID by Elise Moser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Required reading for young eco-activists. (glossary, resource lists) (Biography. 8-11)"
A warm tribute to an unsung hero of the environmentalist movement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 1997

"A much livelier rendering of this story can be found in Jan Brett's Town Mouse, Country Mouse (1994). (Picture book/folklore. 3-6)"
The best thing about this rather insipid reworking of this ancient tale is its gorgeous jacket painting: full of lush detail in texture, fabric, flora, and fauna, with berries ripe enough to eat, a steaming pot, and upholstery lovingly rendered. Read full book review >

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LUNCH WITH MILLY by Jr. Modesitt
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

"Without sharper, more concrete words and images, this flight of fancy never really takes off. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The young narrator invites Milly for lunch, but neglects to make dessert. Read full book review >

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CILLA LEE-JENKINS by Susan Tan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"In the end, this book is too difficult for most of the 7-year-old readers who would like Cilla and features too young a protagonist to interest 10-year-olds ready for books of this length. (Fiction. 7-10)"
An aspiring author grapples with change in her family. Read full book review >