Search Results: "Shirin Yim Bridges"


BOOK REVIEW

MARY WRIGHTLY, SO POLITELY by Shirin Yim Bridges
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2013

"Understated and sunny itself, this picture book subtly prescribes behavior appropriate for situations dire and everyday. So, um, well, will you give it a read...please? (Picture book. 3-6)"
Mary Wrightly's so soft-spoken and well-mannered she sometimes gets overlooked, but when her polite passivity almost allows the perfect birthday gift for her baby brother to slip away, she pipes up. Read full book review >

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THE UMBRELLA QUEEN by Shirin Yim Bridges
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"While a note on the art of umbrella-painting would have been a welcome addition, this tale of a budding artist is a special treat. (Picture book. 3-7)"
On New Year's Day in Noot's Thai village, the woman who paints the most beautiful umbrella is crowned Umbrella Queen and leads a parade. Read full book review >

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RUBY’S WISH by Shirin Yim Bridges
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Softly colored, Asian-inspired gouache illustrations accompany this tale of one little girl's dream to become more than was traditionally possible. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In her debut effort, Bridges tells the story of her grandmother's unique place in Chinese history. Read full book review >

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CALL ME IXCHEL by Janie Havemeyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A miss. (cast of characters, glossary, photographs) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Think that having "god friends" would be supercool? Think that the key to success is skill with hairdos or marrying a cute sun god? Read full book review >

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BRIDGES by Ken Robbins
by Ken Robbins, photographed by Ken Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1991

"An attractive introduction. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5-9)"
Robbins's unique style of hand-tinting b&w photos, retaining some of their graphic crispness while adding color that is softer and subtler than that of a color photo, serves well for this showcase for 16 types of bridges—from a log over a stream to such varied and complex structures as the Brooklyn Bridge, New Jersey Turnpike, and a vertical lift alternative to a drawbridge. Read full book review >

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BRIDGES by Didier Cornille
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A work of beauty and a conveyance into human ingenuity. (Informational picture book. 6 & up)"
Ten bridges that both changed how we get from here to there and stunned us with their design beauty and engineering cleverness. Read full book review >

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NATURAL BRIDGES by Debbie Lynn McCampbell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Altogether, an intelligent celebration of the sometimes conflicting forces of family loyalty and romantic love."
An accomplished debut novel about a family that lives in one of those rural locales where the old are ornery, the middle-aged disappointed, and only the young happy. Read full book review >

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LONDON BRIDGES by Jane Stevenson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 7, 2001

"An energetic debut that tries to be too many things as it celebrates the varieties of love, solves a crime, and comments on the need for historic preservation in cool Britannia."
Interesting characters, an agreeable setting—contemporary London—and accomplished writing, all are folded together into an overstuffed first novel about a group of men and women who find love and purpose as they save an old garden and capture a greedy lawyer who's taken to crime. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION

"A rigorous and balanced examination of a sadly neglected figure in the American labor movement."
A debut book delivers a searching history of a labor leader's relentless persecution by the U.S. government. Read full book review >

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BRIDGES ARE TO CROSS by Philemon Sturges
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"This book will open young eyes to the marvels of bridge-building, and carry readers to a whole wide world of wonder. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
Stunning, detailed cut-paper designs illustrate an impressive celebration of bridges. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"By no means the final word on O'Hara, but an appealing piece of special pleading. (8 pp. b&w photos)"
An idiosyncratic biography of the pugnacious author (1905-70) of, most notably, Butterfield 8. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 1999

"Interesting and inspiring, this story makes painfully clear how the fight to survive extended well beyond the war years; the discomforts and obstacles the author faced and articulates in such riveting detail will make readers squirm at the security and ease of their own lives. (Memoir. 12-14)"
In a sequel to the well-received I Have Lived a Thousand Years (1997, not reviewed), Bitton-Jackson writes of her life as Elli Friedmann in 1945, when she, her brother, and mother were liberated from Auschwitz and sent back to their former home in Czechoslovakia. Read full book review >