Search Results: "Suzanne Crowder Han"


BOOK REVIEW

THE RABBIT'S JUDGMENT by Suzanne Crowder Han
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"An unusual and attractive edition of a wise and worthy story. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
Citing this sage tale's previous appearance in her own Korean Folk and Fairy Tales, Han discusses the various sources she consulted for her retelling. Read full book review >

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SOME SUMPTUOUS SUMMER READS
by Bobbi Dumas

It’s the end of July!

In January, I would have thought I’d be in Orlando this week for RWA, but life has a way of happening when we’re making other plans, doesn’t it?

In fact the whole last month has been full of surprises for me, mostly good, some not so good—and while I’ve had to adjust some expectations, overall ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 1999

"A story-hour gem. (Picture book/folklore. 5-9)"
An uproarious tangled tale from Han (The Rabbit's Judgment, 1994, etc.) that works, because it retains the natural and spontaneous inventiveness of its folk origins. Read full book review >

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HAN KANG
by Megan Labrise

Han Kang’s fierce, fresh fiction has the book world abuzz: The Vegetarian, her first novel to be translated from Korean to English, won the 2016 Man Booker International Prize. It is one of “The 10 Best Books of 2016,” according to the New York Times Book Review.It is ripe with searing imagery that won’t soon leave you. So ...


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CELEBRATE SPRING WITH ROMANCE
by Leila Roy

The sun is shining, all of the trees have buds, the garlic in our garden is growing a mile a minute, the birds are making a racket, and both of the cats dragged chipmunks into the house this morning. What does that all add up to? SPRING IS FINALLY HERE FOR REAL.

All of the new growth and WARM DAYS ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THREE PENNIES by Melanie Crowder
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"A beautifully written and thoroughly modern family breaking-and-making story. (Fiction. 9-12)"
As tectonic plates shift underneath San Francisco, 11-year-old Marin rearranges the spaces in her own heart for the woman who wants to be her mother. Read full book review >

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PARCHED by Melanie Crowder
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 4, 2013

"A wrenching piece with a wisp of hope for the protagonists if not for the rest of their world. (Fiction. 12-14)"
With severe drought, child enslavement, and multiple shootings of people and dogs, this slim volume isn't for the faint of heart, though it repays those who soldier on. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"A must-read for anyone, especially 20- and 30-somethings, itching to understand China today."
China's bad-boy blogger and auto-racing hero Han Han tells it like it is in the People's Republic, relying on a deep reservoir of wit and wisdom and a wily insistence on justice for all. Read full book review >

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AUDACITY by Melanie Crowder
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 8, 2015

"Compelling, powerful and unforgettable. (historical note, interview, glossary, sources) (Historical fiction/poetry. 12-18)"
A novel in verse featuring the real-life Clara Lemlich, a courageous, tenacious warrior for workers' rights in turn-of-the-20th-century New York City. Read full book review >

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AN UNINTERRUPTED VIEW OF THE SKY by Melanie Crowder
Released: June 13, 2017

"A riveting, Dickensian tale set in 1990s Bolivia. (glossary, selected sources) (Historical fiction. 12-17)"
Francisco, a middle-class Bolivian high school senior, and his younger sister must move into a dangerous prison after their indigenous father is wrongfully arrested. Read full book review >

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Ink Calls to Ink by Nathan Crowder
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 23, 2015

"An intriguing concept, but uneven execution clouds this literary alternate reality."
Crowder's (Cobalt City Blues, etc.) sci-fi novel reimagines characters from an array of literary sources—from the Greek classics to Charles Dickens—as outcasts in a gritty, present-day London.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A NEARER MOON by Melanie Crowder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"A quiet story of perseverance and hope, exquisitely written with words and images that demand savoring. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
The interconnected tale of two girls, one human and the other a water sprite, determined to save their beloved sisters. Read full book review >