Search Results: "Shirin Yim Bridges"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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

A THOUSAND BRIDGES by Michael McKinney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A save-the-world first novel reminiscent of Bulldog Drummond and the Saint at their penny-dreadfullest."
The day after Candace Furay's abortion—she was raped by Florida gubernatorial hopeful Bob Birk, who insisted on the abortion—she sees her three best friends gunned down by members of a secret private army. 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 >