Search Results: "Tao Nyeu"


BOOK REVIEW

SQUID AND OCTOPUS by Tao Nyeu
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Long on design; short on story. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Nyeu's latest contains four stories about the relationship between two eccentric sea creatures. Read full book review >

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BUNNY DAYS by Tao Nyeu
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Scenes of baffled wee white bunnies spinning on delicate cycle, popping out of vacuum bags and holding their powder-puff tails add to the overall whimsy, hapless humor and total charm. (dust jacket opens into poster) (Picture book. 3-5)"
Three tiny tales feature two goats whose domestic activities wreak havoc on six bunnies until a resourceful bear saves the day. Read full book review >

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WONDER BEAR by Tao Nyeu
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"An intriguing, nuanced debut from an artist to watch. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Newcomer Nyeu's wordless fantasy begins with a girl and boy sowing seeds—she, for watermelons, he, for a hat (or so his planted sign would indicate). Read full book review >

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MAMA'S KISSES by Kate McMullan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"A sweet bedtime tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In a rain forest, four animal mamas search for their rambunctious, not-at-all-tired babies so they can put them to bed. Read full book review >

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THE TAO OF HUMILIATION by Lee Upton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"These 17 tales explore personal and familial relationships with both pathos and humor—and all are well worth reading."
Masterful stories by a writer of great lyrical gifts. Read full book review >

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THE TAO OF BILL MURRAY by Gavin Edwards
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A fun and revealing look behind the charm and mythos of Bill Murray that will only strengthen his legend."
A personal philosophy based on Bill Murray's well-publicized high jinks, pranks, and exploits. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 26, 2011

"Alternatively pious and irreverent, this is an uneasy almanac of favorite quotes and advice for the would-be tourist that broadly features travel as a trope for personal enlightenment."
From prolific travel writer and novelist Theroux (A Dead Hand, 2011, etc.), an eclectic compendium of travel-related trivia, quotes, quips and advice. Read full book review >

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Tao of Sustainability by Gregory Ripley
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 1, 2016

"An informative, well-presented application of traditional activities and philosophies to modern-day life."
Ripley (Primal Energy, 2014, etc.) offers a path back to nature in this philosophical work.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 2, 2012

"An interactive workbook for women wanting to find harmony and understand the inevitability of life's physiological changes"
A pragmatic guide doubling as a workbook that examines how to find inner balance during a woman's tumultuous midlife change. Read full book review >

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THE TAO OF MUHAMMAD ALI by Davis Miller
Released: Nov. 12, 1996

The author's understandable admiration for and fascination with former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali underlies a barely sustainable portrait of ``Ali as mystic . . . as a vessel into which enlightenment pours, and from which it flows.'' Still, this is an often profound, intimate visit with the charismatic Ali. Read full book review >

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THE LEGEND OF LAO TZU AND THE TAO TE CHING by Demi
Released: May 8, 2007

"Children too young to absorb the more abstract statements here will enjoy the colorful legends, but Lao Tzu's teachings about 'the virtues of softness and yielding, of innocence and peace' are 'great lessons for everyone, anytime, anywhere.' (Biography/Philosophy. 8+)"
Taking on a perfect subject for her ethereal style of illustration, Demi presents episodes from the life of the possibly mythical philosopher, then adds passages from the world-changing book with which he is associated. Read full book review >