Search Results: "Ping Fu"


BOOK REVIEW

BEND, NOT BREAK by Ping Fu
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"The book reflects the tone of its author: clear, honest and unassuming."
A Chinese-American businesswoman's memoir of exile, torture, immigration and, ultimately, astounding success. Read full book review >

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PING PONG PIG by Caroline Jayne Church
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Hold fast to the spirit of youth, little Ping Pong; once pigs fly, what's to stop them from driving the family car? (Picture book. 3-6)"
Ping Pong is a pig after a child's own heart. Read full book review >

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PING-PONG HEART by Martin Limón
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2016

"Limón's 11th Americans-in-Korea procedural has grit, pace, and an authentic feel."
A pair of veteran two-fisted Army investigators probe the murder of an American officer who had recently tangled in and out of the sheets with a South Korean bar girl. Read full book review >

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FU FINDS THE WAY by John Rocco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2009

"Best shared by an enlightened adult with a thoughtful child. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Westerners have long been fascinated with Eastern culture. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Griffin bites off a huge story but manages to maintain lively interest in the array of personalities involved."
A quirky, thoroughly enjoyable trek through the implausible beginnings of international table tennis and the colorful characters-cum-diplomats behind it. Read full book review >

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PING WANTS TO PLAY by Adam Gudeon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"This playful story offers plenty of support to new readers. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Ping and Pong are canine companions who demonstrate caring cooperation in this pleasant, predictable story for emergent readers. Read full book review >

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PING-LI’S KITE by Sanne te Loo
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2002

"With spare text and evocative illustration this handsome volume, first published in the Netherlands, will find an easy fit on the multicultural bookshelf. (Folktale. 4-8)"
Picture book newcomer te Loo retells a classic Chinese tale about a boy who decides to build the ultimate kite. Read full book review >

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COFFEE & KUNG FU by Karen Brichoux
Released: June 1, 2003

"Warm, smart, and original: a swift Snake in Eagle's Shadow kick to all the Bridget Jones clones."
A young woman's guide to life—as seen through classic Jackie Chan films. Read full book review >

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KUNG FU PANDA 2 STORYBOOK by FrogDogMedia LLC
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2011

"A motionless but gorgeous adaptation of a slick Hollywood kid flick. (iPad storybook app. 5-9)"
Po the Panda is back to master Kung Fu, fight villains and, ultimately, discover the truth about his own identity. Read full book review >

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LITTLE VAMPIRE DOES KUNG FU! by Joann Sfar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Illustrated in crowded cartoon panels, the newest episode in this freewheeling graphic mini-novel offers plenty of gags (in more than one sense of the word), but will be incomprehensible to readers unfamiliar with the first chapter. (Picture book. 9-11)"
The spotlight shifts to Little Vampire's new human friend Michael in this mistitled sequel to Little Vampire Goes to School (p. 810). Read full book review >

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FOR TODAY I AM A BOY by Kim Fu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"A study of transexuality that's shot through with melancholy while capturing the bliss of discovering one's sexual self."
A young man wrestles with gender expectations and his own gender identity in this quietly forceful debut from the Seattle-based author. Read full book review >

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HOW TO MAKE A PEANUT BUTTER, JELLY AND KUNG FU SANDWICH by Jason Bays
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"A zanily cluttered exploration of format and style that transcends its pages into the digital world. (Graphic fantasy. 6-11)"
In this action-packed graphic offering, a nervous young boy and his fearless robot companion fight to save everyone's favorite sandwich fixings from a nefarious fowl. Read full book review >