Search Results: "Patrick Yee"


BOOK REVIEW

ROSIE RABBIT'S BOOK OF OPPOSITES by Patrick Yee
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"The bright paintbox colors and Rosie herself are the primary attractions for very young readers, but authors such as Rosemary Wells and Byron Barton did it first, and did it better. (Board book. 2-5)"
Yee juxtaposes images of Rosie the rabbit's front and back, Rosie on a hot day and a cold day, Rosie under an umbrella and over a gate. Read full book review >

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THE BONE COLLECTOR’S SON by Paul Yee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"However, Yee's intent to convey the overriding anti-Asian sentiment of the times comes at the expense of textured storytelling. (afterword, panoramic view) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
It's 1907 in Vancouver, British Columbia, and 14-year-old Bing-wing Chan resents and is frightened by having to help his father in his work—digging up bones of the dead to be shipped "home to China for reburial near their ancestors." Read full book review >

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ABSOLUTELY MAYBE by Lisa Yee
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Tragic, comic and heartwarming by turns, the narrative provides a brightly drawn assemblage of teens and adults readers will root for, right up to an ending that manages to be both Chekhovian in its lack of resolution and satisfyingly schmaltzy—in the best possible way. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
In an unusual inciting incident for what is essentially a feel-good comedy, Yee's cleverly conceived and executed new tale begins to rock when Maybe's stepfather-to-be tries to rape her. Read full book review >

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STANFORD WONG FLUNKS BIG-TIME by Lisa Yee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Parts of the story seem drawn out and not all of the complications are credible, but overall readers should find this story amusing, enjoyable and finally touching. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Yee's companion to Millicent Min, Girl Genius (2003) tells the story of the same pivotal summer that Millicent tutors Stanford Wong—but this time through Stanford's eyes. Read full book review >

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MILLICENT MIN, GIRL GENIUS by Lisa Yee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

From Yee's first sentence—"I have been accused of being anal retentive, an overachiever, and a compulsive perfectionist, like those are bad things"—this perfectly captures the humor, unique voice, and dilemma of Millicent Min, its wunderkind heroine. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET KEEPERS by Paul Yee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2012

"A patchwork. (Historical fantasy. 10-12)"
A lad with "yin-yang" eyes lays two troubled ghosts to rest in this San Francisco Chinatown tale. Read full book review >

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MONEY BOY by Paul Yee
CLASSICS
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Overall, this insightful and deeply felt novel makes a valuable contribution to an underexplored topic and is highly recommended. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
After four years in Canada, Ray Liu is stressed out. On top of his parents' divorce in China, his father's remarriage, learning English and struggling in high school, Ray faces another challenge: he's gay. Read full book review >

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WARP SPEED by Lisa Yee
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Yee's combination of humor and sympathy works a charm here, giving Marley a life of his own and a chance at success in this solid addition to her prismatic look at middle school. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Seventh-grader Marley Sandelsky—former friend of Stanford Wong (Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time, 2005, etc.)—is a devoted Star Trek fan; he knows the series so well that he thinks metaphorically about his life in terms of characters and plots from Star Trek. Read full book review >

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LEARNING TO FLY by Paul Yee
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Interested readers may also enjoy his similarly themed short-story collection What Happened This Summer (2006). (Fiction. 12-14)"
Seventeen-year-old Jason is having a hard time adjusting to life as a new Chinese immigrant in a small Ontario town. Read full book review >

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THE EPIC CRUSH OF GENIE LO by F.C. Yee
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"An exciting, engaging, and humorous debut that will appeal widely, this wraps up neatly enough but leaves an opening for further installments—here's hoping. (Fantasy. 13-18)"
A tough, self-disciplined Chinese-American teen deals with the supernatural derailing of her college-prep activities in this speculative fiction novel that draws on the folklore of the Chinese Monkey King. Read full book review >

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RENEE PATRICK
by Gerald Bartell

Reach for the popcorn. The silver screen sleuths from Paramount Pictures, one-time would be actress Lillian Fox and costume designer Edith Head (based upon the real life Oscar winner) team up for their second case in Renee Patrick’s Dangerous to Know. With Marlene Dietrich, Errol Flynn, Jack Benny, and George Burns firing off great lines, the caper is as much ...


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