Search Results: "Tae-Joon Lee"


BOOK REVIEW

WAITING FOR MAMA by Tae-Joon Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"A perfect union of text and illustration tell a simple but moving story. (afterword) (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this quiet tribute to filial devotion, a little Korean boy climbs onto the high platform of a streetcar station to wait for his mother. Read full book review >

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SOME SUNNY READING FOR A STRANGE SPRING
by Bobbi Dumas

Is spring a little wiggy for you this year? In Wisconsin, it really can’t figure out what it wants to do. A week or so ago it was a sunny eighty degrees and now it’s cool and rainy, hovering around fifty. Thankfully there are so many bright books releasing these days that we can find sun in their pages, if ...


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THE SECRET'S OUT
by Leila Roy

While there’s no explicit rule against romantic relationships, our colonial ancestor jinxed them in her Last Word: “Beware ye aromateur; lay your traps of love, but do not yourself get caught.” Fall in love and, like Aunt Bryony, lose your supersniffer. It’s why Mother chose my father from a list of donors she got in the mail like a ...

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MACKENZI LEE
by Shara Zaval

In Mackenzi Lee’s first month working at the Harvard Coop while earning her M.F.A in Children’s Literature from Simmons College, the store sold 40 copies of Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. Until then, they had sold five copies. Total. Customers would say, “ ‘I’m looking for a board book for a baby shower,’ and I would ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 25, 2013

"A notable look at a less-publicized chapter of environmentalism."
A Seoul National Universityprofessorrecounts the transformation of South Korea from barren moonscape to tree-filled landscape and the pivotal role in that process played by former President Park Chung-Hee. Read full book review >

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UNCOMMON SCENTS
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee

Cover Story: Behold, The Field In Which I Gather My Scents
BFF Charm: Yay!
Swoonworthy Scale: 8
Talky Talk: Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme
Bonus Factors: Gardening, Diversity, Bay Area
Relationship Status: High School Sweetheart

Cover Story: Behold, The Field In Which I Gather My Scents

I’m not ...


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YA DECEMBER 2016
by Leila Roy

Oh, December. Why must you be so cold, so dark, so withholding when it comes to new book releases? Sigh. Here are the two—I know, right? ONLY TWO!—that I’ve got my eye on:

The Secret of a Heart Note, by Stacey Lee

A contemporary romantic fantasy? IN DECEMBER? Yes, yes, yes, PLEASE. This sounds like EXACTLY what I need ...


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LEE ALAN DUGATKIN
by Gregory McNamee

It’s a story as old as humankind: Somewhere, one of our ancestors threw a bone out into the darkness beyond the campfire, a wolf snatched it up, and its grateful descendants transformed themselves into dogs for our companionship. The process, it’s been supposed, took thousands of years, millennia in which those fierce, lethal hunters of the northern forests evolved—or devolved ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WAR WITH PIGEONS by Tae Kim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Despite a few weak spots, an enticing first book that reveals plenty of potential."
A young, successful lawyer living in New York City discovers that his closest friend harbored secrets built on shame and love. Read full book review >

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READING ACROSS THE COUNTRY MAINE
by Leila Roy

One of the funny things about living in a state nicknamed ‘Vacationland’—especially living near the coast—is that, for locals, a huge part of summertime is about avoiding the tourist-heavy spots. You know, like the beach.

So, rather than actually leaving our houses and enjoying these lovely, lovely days in public, a large percentage of us Year-Rounders do quite a lot ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"Eminently accessible, with a clearly liberal (or at least anticonservative) bent, but with surprises along the way—for one, the thought that markets need to become less rather than more efficient."
Think the market is rational and that business knows best? Ha-Joon Chang (Economics/Univ. of Cambridge; Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism, 2007, etc.) argues otherwise. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY FIRST BABY SIGNS by Phil Conigliaro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Handsome and useful—but not for independent exploration. Caregivers should use it with their children for safety's sake. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
A simple introduction to sign language, with movable parts. Read full book review >