Search Results: "Paul Yee"


BOOK REVIEW

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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ROSES SING ON NEW SNOW by Paul Yee
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1992

"A satisfying variant on a theme that appears in many cultures. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The Canadian author of Tales from Gold Mountain (1991) tells another story about the Chinese-American experience. 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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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 JADE NECKLACE by Paul Yee
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

"Yee's narrative takes flight alongside Lin's accomplished illustration; unfortunately, his truncated closing falls a bit flat, leaving eager readers wishing for more. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Family, faith, and the immigrant experience get equal treatment in Yee's (Tales from Gold Mountain, 1999, etc.) latest offering. Read full book review >

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SHU-LI AND THE MAGIC PEAR TREE  by Paul Yee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"A lovely read in the Shu-Li series that provides diversity and celebrations of heritage for young readers. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Shu-Li and her classmates try to harness the magic of a neighbor's pear tree to save their school. Read full book review >

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A SONG FOR BA by Paul Yee
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"Especially suitable for older children and studies of immigrant life and culture. (Picture book. 7-10)"
An unusual immigrant story offers a fascinating glimpse into an unfamiliar art form. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUMMIES AT THE MUSEUM by Wong Herbert Yee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"A sparkling series opener certain to captivate a broad audience. (Graphic fiction. 6-10)"
Rodent high jinks reign supreme as two BFFs make museum mischief in this giggleworthy graphic novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >