Search Results: "Stanley Chao"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 15, 2012

"A broad, worthy compendium of business tips to help succeed in China."
Chao, a Chinese-American who's worked and consulted in China for years, offers commonsense tips and offbeat takes on doing business in the world's most populous country. Read full book review >

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MONKEY KING by Patricia Chao
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Moving, lively, relentless, and deeply sad: an uncommonly accomplished debut."
A skilled first novel that chronicles a young Chinese-American woman's breakdown and recovery, and her concurrent exploration of her family's murky emotional landscape. Read full book review >

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MICHELANGELO by Diane Stanley
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 31, 2000

"It deserves heavy representation in home, school, and public library collections. (Biography. 9+)"
Stanley is the premier creator of handsome, artistically ambitious, and factually accurate illustrated books that explore and explain the lives and times of major figures throughout history (Joan of Arc, 1998; Leonardo Da Vinci, 1996). Read full book review >

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THE SILVER BOWL by Diane Stanley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 2011

"A most worthy and enjoyable entry in the 'feisty female' fantasy genre. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Veteran Stanley concocts a delicious blend of familiar fairy-tale motifs and intriguing, well-rounded characters to create an engaging fantasy. Read full book review >

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A TIME APART by Diane Stanley
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"The specifics of the Iron Age experiment are compelling, but the ending, as hasty in its pacing as the set-up was leisurely, is disappointingly feeble. (Fiction. 11- 14)"
Her mother's cancer surgery and anticipated follow-up treatment is the catalyst for Ginny's trip to England, where she will live with her professor father, Hugh; she hasn't seen him in a year, and hasn't lived with him since her parents divorced. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: March 1, 1996

"The facts of this history speak volumes, and as such, need no emotional embellishment to be effective. (maps, b&w photos and illustrations, index, not seen, bibliography, notes) (Nonfiction. 11-18)"
In the Library of American Indian History series, a detailed account of the deportation of the Cherokee from the southeastern US to Oklahoma. Read full book review >

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PETROSINELLA by Diane Stanley
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1995

"An elegant alternative to the Brothers Grimm. (Picture book/folklore. 8-10)"
Stanley (Cleopatra, 1994, etc.) combines her 1981 illustrations for this tale with a new, less-contrived, more modern-sounding retelling. Read full book review >

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ELêNA by Diane Stanley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 1996

"In her first novel, Stanley (The True Adventure of Daniel Hall, 1995, etc.) makes ElÇna a one- dimensional figure, but she's such a heroic proponent of following your own heart that she stands above the sentimental story and keeps it involving. (glossary) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Growing up in Mexico before the Revolution, strong-willed ElÇna goes against Pap†'s orders and the custom of the time to learn to read (``ElÇna took to education like a bird to the air'') and to marry Pablo, a poor Indian with no inheritance (``There was a peacefulness about him that felt like ancient wisdom''). Read full book review >

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FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Bibliographic note; index. (Nonfiction. 9+)"
In his first book, a professor with a specialty in California history recreates experiences like those described in The Grapes of Wrath, in a photodocumentary that follows the ``Okies'' from Oklahoma to a California so overcrowded with Dust Bowl refugees that jobs were scarce, wages meager, and the local population so horrified by the crowds of hungry, uneducated migrants that violence against them was common. Read full book review >

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JOPLIN, WISHING by Diane Stanley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"With magic and a bit of danger, and touching on themes of family, loss, friendship, misunderstandings, kindness, and second chances, Joplin and Sofie's story is not soon forgotten. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Stanley's fantasy offers an enticing blend of suspense, an ancient curse, a lonely girl, a hint of romance, and a fairy-tale trope. Read full book review >

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CHILI CON CORPSES by J.B. Stanley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Not by any means a challenging puzzle. But the Mexican recipes, the cozy hometown setting and a touch of romance make it a pleasant read."
When murder comes to the Luray Caverns, a group of small-town Virginia friends play sleuth. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Fish offers here exactly what he argues for: clarity, integrity, conviction, the common place of common sense. (First serial to Harper's and the Atlantic Monthly)"
Splendid essays by Milton scholar and literary theorist Fish (Doing What Comes Naturally, 1990, etc.; English/Duke) that express his centrist, mediating, pragmatic position in the recent cultural wars over theory, politics, and the place of literature in society. Read full book review >