Search Results: "Stephen Grace"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2012

"Though squarely on the side of environmental prudence, Grace is neither preachy nor accusatory in his descriptions of an impending tragedy and the need for action."
A concerned, observant "citizen of the West" spins tales of our chronic mismanagement of the only natural resource for which there's no alternative: water. Read full book review >

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LISSY’S FRIENDS by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Instructions for origami paper crane appended. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Shy Lissy feels alone with no friends at her new school. Read full book review >

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OLVINA SWIMS by Grace Lin
by Grace Lin, illustrated by Grace Lin
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2007

"A refreshing dive into a common anxiety with an uplifting message. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Bird Convention has ended and it's time for vacation in Hawaii. Read full book review >

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DUMPLING DAYS by Grace Lin
by Grace Lin, illustrated by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2012

"Deftly weaving together historical anecdotes and simple line illustrations, Lin once again touches the heart of growing up in a multicultural family. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Pacy and her family travel to Taiwan for one month to celebrate her grandmother's 60th birthday, giving this Chinese-American girl another lens through which she can examine her identity. Read full book review >

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FORTUNE COOKIE FORTUNES by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 2004

"An author's note provides information about the fortune cookie's history and its roots in both Chinese and Japanese culture. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The middle daughter of three girls in a Chinese-American family is the narrator of this exploration of the paper fortunes found in those irresistible cookies, leading to a wider look at good luck and good fortune in general. Read full book review >

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ROBERT’S SNOW by Grace Lin
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"The illustrations convey what Robert knows and the young reader learns about that eventful Christmas Eve. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Robert, a playful mouse, and his sensible family live in a dilapidated shoe. Read full book review >

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TWICE AS SILLY by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"These twins make learning to read double the fun. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Adorable twin sisters Ling and Ting are as funny and fresh as ever in their third early reader. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LBD: IT’S A GIRL THING by Grace Dent
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A Rennison imitation, or in LBD terms, not quite as big a 'fat sack of flatulent poo-flavored mess' as it starts out to be. (Fiction. YA)"
Stymied from attending the Astlebury Music Festival by their parents, three British girls in Year 9—they call themselves Les Bambinos Dangereuses—decide to have their own. Read full book review >

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PIGGY MONK SQUARE by Grace Jolliffe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 21, 2005

"A poised and melancholy portrait that doesn't quite transcend its familiar coming-of-age themes."
A cautionary tale set in one of the bleakest corners of England in the 1970s, narrated by a nine-year-old girl who's growing up fast. Read full book review >

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WHAT A LADY NEEDS FOR CHRISTMAS by Grace Burrowes
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A touching and sensual holiday charmer."
An aristocratic heiress trying to escape social ruin is aided by an attractive businessman who offers her the shelter of marriage, though neither expects the venture to end in love. Read full book review >