Search Results: "Nancy Yi Fan"


BOOK REVIEW

SWORD MOUNTAIN by Nancy Yi Fan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2012

"Readers new to the series may experience some initial disorientation; fans of these tales will welcome this further installment. (map, dramatis personae) (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Set directly after the defeat of the archaeopteryxes, this third in Fan's bird fantasy series follows the golden-eagle princes, Fleydur and Forlath, to their home in the mountains. Unbeknownst to them, the villainous Kawaka (introduced in a prologue) also journeys there—but not with good intentions. Read full book review >

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SWORDBIRD by Nancy Yi Fan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"It will appeal to fans of the Mistmantle Chronicles and other animal fantasies—then lead them onward to Redwall Abbey. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Turnatt, a corrupt hawk, sets out to take over the Stone Run Forest and all its feathered denizens by drafting crows and ravens to do his dirty work and by using those recruits to enslave and divide the forest's bird communities. Read full book review >

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NANCY MACLEAN
by Jody Seaborn

It seems inevitable the phrase “vast right-wing conspiracy” will pop into your head while reading Duke University historian Nancy MacLean’s disquieting Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America. After all, the phrase made famous by Hillary Clinton in the 1990s popped into MacLean’s head a few times while she researched and wrote her ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BEAUTIFUL AS YESTERDAY  by Fan Wu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2009

"The author nicely inhabits her three main characters but rarely risks escalating the tensions among them."
Fan Wu (February Flowers, 2007) portrays two sisters on divergent life paths earnestly seeking common ground after their mother arrives in San Francisco from China. Read full book review >

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EASY DOES IT
by Julie Danielson

If you are a parent, teacher, or librarian looking for some new illustrated beginning chapter books—as in, the kind most often referred to as easy readers, those for students just getting the hang of reading and ready for stories divided into chapters—today I’m rounding up a small handful of new ones that I think will entertain children. Each has something ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE NIGHT GARDENER by Terry Fan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Visual pleasure abounds. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Grimloch Lane is a gray place where individuals trudge along wrapped in their own thoughts, until a man carrying a ladder and tools enters their sphere. Read full book review >

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STARSWEPT by Mary Fan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"The beginning of an elegant, spirited rebellion saga."
Fan (The Adventures of the Silicon Beeches, 2017, etc.) begins a new YA sci-fi series in which an alien civilization patronizes performing arts prodigies on Earth.Read full book review >

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EASINESSES FOUND by Fan Ogilvie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2016

"Verses that offer glimpses into rarely mapped reaches of consciousness."
Ogilvie's (You: Selected Poems andKnot: A Life, 2008) new collection of poems and paintings delights the eye and the mind. Read full book review >

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THE ANTLERED SHIP by Dashka Slater
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A beautifully composed package filled with whimsy and wisdom—the story of this unique vessel will inspire and entertain thoughtful listeners. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A philosophical fox full of questions boards a ship with strangers and discovers that finding friends is even better than finding answers. Read full book review >

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THE JOURNEY OF MENG by Doreen Rappaport
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"A fine contribution. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-10)"
The cruelties attending the building of the Great Wall are dramatized in a powerful story. Read full book review >

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THE SHELL WOMAN AND THE KING by Laurence Yep
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"An unusual touch is the subtle, gray damask patterning providing a textured background for the type. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-9)"
A beautiful woman with the power to transform herself into a seashell outwits the evil king who commands her to abandon her husband and marry him instead. Read full book review >

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ROOFTOPPERS by Katherine Rundell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Brava! This witty, inventively poetic, fairy-tale-like adventure shimmers with love, magic and music. (Adventure. 9-12)"
"Never ignore a possible." Sophie takes her beloved guardian's words to heart and never gives up on finding her long-lost mother. Read full book review >