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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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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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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THE UNFAILING LIGHT by Robin Bridges
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"The simmering tale never quite reaches the boiling point, but fans will nonetheless yearn for the conclusion. (Paranormal romance. 11 & up)"
In the sequel to The Gathering Storm (2012), the tsar forces Katerina to put aside her ambition to attend medical college and return to Smolny Institute for another year of finishing school, immersing her in the dangerous paranormal intrigue of the Russian court. Read full book review >

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DREAMING OF ANTIGONE by Robin Bridges
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 29, 2016

"Though largely plot-driven, Bridges' narrative effectively shows there are no easy remedies to some of society's most troubling ills. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Andria grapples to reconstruct her life following the death of her twin sister, Iris, due to a lethal heroin overdose. Read full book review >

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DREAMS SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED...THE BEGINNING by Dale Bridges
Released: Nov. 17, 2012

"Colorful characters in a lively era but in need of focus."
In 1963, three girls travel up to Memphis for a weekend they'll remember the rest of their lives Read full book review >

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THE MORNING STAR by Robin Bridges
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Recommended for sophisticated readers who enjoy a fully immersive paranormal experience. (Paranormal romance. 11 & up)"
The Katerina Trilogy wraps up with a sometimes-confusing but action-packed climax. Read full book review >

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Released: June 15, 1997

"This is a probing record of what Bridges calls the calligraphy of the land."
William Least Heat-Moon (Prairyerth, 1991, etc.) crisscrossed America by land and conveyed his impressions in words; Bridges travels by air and records her vision in photographs. Read full book review >

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PEA BOY by Elizabeth Laird
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A wonderful blend of traditional stories and original art that reflects the customs of this country. (Folktales. 7-10)"
The engaging storyteller, who visited Iran both before and after the Islamic Revolution, gives some historical and political background in her introduction, but her focus is rightly on the people and their tales. Read full book review >