Search Results: "Paula Yoo"


BOOK REVIEW

PAULA by Isabel Allende
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 1995

"A fascinating window into the creative world of Allende, who, with dignity and courage, tells her life's story as reflected through the tragic death of her daughter."
In her first nonfiction work, Allende (The Infinite Plan, 1993, etc.) produces a beautiful and deeply personal account of the process of grieving and the power of stories. Read full book review >

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GOOD ENOUGH by Paula Yoo
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Teens living through the pressure of college applications and questioning their futures will sympathize with Patti in this enjoyable, funny but not superficial read, which bears many similarities to Alex Flinn's Diva (2006). (Fiction. YA)"
Patti knows that the only thing harder than calculus, or maybe mastering the cadenza from the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor, is being a PKD, a Perfect Korean Daughter. Read full book review >

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PAULA BUNYAN by Phyllis Root
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2009

"The text is printed on cream-toned stock, often with black-and-white vignettes contributing to the old-timey look. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Paula Bunyan, who could outwrestle her more famous brother Paul "three times out of six," gets tired of hauling ferries across the river on her shoulders and sets out for more open spaces where she can sing without breaking china and walk without running out of forest. Read full book review >

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TWENTY-TWO CENTS by Paula Yoo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A heart-gladdening testament to pulling your own suspenders tight, with a little help from your friends. (Picture book/biography. 6-11)"
Microbanks aren't new, although they are gaining prominence. Here is the story of the first—or at least the formal first—and the one that gained the most notoriety. Read full book review >

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SHINING STAR by Paula Yoo
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 2009

"The author's note does not clarify whether the quoted dialogue is invented or actual. (sources) (Picture book/biography. 7-12)"
The first Chinese-American movie star grew up in Los Angeles's Chinatown, working in her family's laundry, going to the movies every chance she got and even skipping school to watch the action on a local movie set. Read full book review >

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SIXTEEN YEARS IN SIXTEEN SECONDS by Paula Yoo
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2005

"This hero's inspirational story demonstrates determination and dedication by a man who never gave up and is still an active athlete today at the age of 84. (author's note) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Handsomely illustrated and compassionately written without sentimentality, this picture book biography exemplifies what this genre should be: humanizing and meaningful. Read full book review >

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PAULA SPENCER by Roddy Doyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2007

"Profound, subtle and unsentimental—the latest from a master back in top form."
An intimate, humane portrait of a working-class Irish woman's pleasures and struggles in her first year of sobriety. Read full book review >

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WANT TO PLAY? by Paula Yoo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"Young readers are sure to want to join Pablo, Lily, and all of their friends, and it's wonderful to note that the diverse characterization will aid in making many feel all the more included. (Early reader. 6-8)"
In the companion title to Yoo and Ng-Benitez's Lily's New Home (2015), Lily enjoys playing with a diverse group of friends in her new neighborhood.Read full book review >

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LILY'S NEW HOME by Paula Yoo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"Welcome to the neighborhood, Lily! (Early reader. 6-8)"
A debut early reader from Yoo and Ng-Benitez introduces a refreshingly diverse cast of characters in an urban setting. Read full book review >

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YOO-HOO, LADYBUG! by Mem Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"Fox's playful rhymes steer young preschoolers along on this very satisfying excursion. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A ladybug that likes to hide drives the action in this cheery, rhyming romp. Read full book review >

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YOO HOO, MOON! by Mary Blocksma
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"The text is on a pleasing blue ground, carrying out the nighttime theme and providing a soothing frame for Brewster's comical watercolors of a pillow-soft world and cuddly-looking creatures, glowing with rich, dark tones. (Easy reader. 4-7)"
On ``Level 1'' of the ``Bank Street Ready-to-Read'' series, an appealing story about a little bear whose animal friends cheerfully awake to help summon the moon she says she needs before she can go to sleep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Preach it, Paula."
An encyclopedic tour of Southern cuisine that leaves no doubt about Deen's (Paula Deen: It Ain't All About the Cooking, 2009, etc.) latest bountiful and delicious contributions to the contemporary American kitchen. Read full book review >