Search Results: "Terry Fan"


BOOK REVIEW

ROOFTOPPERS by Katherine Rundell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Brava! This witty, inventively poetic, fairy-tale-like adventure shimmers with love, magic and music. (Adventure. 9-12)"
"Never ignore a possible." Sophie takes her beloved guardian's words to heart and never gives up on finding her long-lost mother. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT GARDENER by Terry Fan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Visual pleasure abounds. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Grimloch Lane is a gray place where individuals trudge along wrapped in their own thoughts, until a man carrying a ladder and tools enters their sphere. Read full book review >

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THE ANTLERED SHIP by Dashka Slater
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A beautifully composed package filled with whimsy and wisdom—the story of this unique vessel will inspire and entertain thoughtful listeners. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A philosophical fox full of questions boards a ship with strangers and discovers that finding friends is even better than finding answers. Read full book review >

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THE DARKEST DARK by Chris Hadfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"An uplifting, valuable addition to the 'scared of the dark' bookshelf and a must for the budding space explorer (or really, any dreamer). (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young Chris is afraid of the dark until he sees the Eagle land on the moon and is moved by the beauty of space. Read full book review >

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BEAUTIFUL AS YESTERDAY  by Fan Wu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2009

"The author nicely inhabits her three main characters but rarely risks escalating the tensions among them."
Fan Wu (February Flowers, 2007) portrays two sisters on divergent life paths earnestly seeking common ground after their mother arrives in San Francisco from China. Read full book review >

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STARSWEPT by Mary Fan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"The beginning of an elegant, spirited rebellion saga."
Fan (The Adventures of the Silicon Beeches, 2017, etc.) begins a new YA sci-fi series in which an alien civilization patronizes performing arts prodigies on Earth.Read full book review >

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EASINESSES FOUND by Fan Ogilvie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2016

"Verses that offer glimpses into rarely mapped reaches of consciousness."
Ogilvie's (You: Selected Poems andKnot: A Life, 2008) new collection of poems and paintings delights the eye and the mind. Read full book review >

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SWORD MOUNTAIN by Nancy Yi Fan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2012

"Readers new to the series may experience some initial disorientation; fans of these tales will welcome this further installment. (map, dramatis personae) (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Set directly after the defeat of the archaeopteryxes, this third in Fan's bird fantasy series follows the golden-eagle princes, Fleydur and Forlath, to their home in the mountains. Unbeknownst to them, the villainous Kawaka (introduced in a prologue) also journeys there—but not with good intentions. Read full book review >

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SWORDBIRD by Nancy Yi Fan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"It will appeal to fans of the Mistmantle Chronicles and other animal fantasies—then lead them onward to Redwall Abbey. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Turnatt, a corrupt hawk, sets out to take over the Stone Run Forest and all its feathered denizens by drafting crows and ravens to do his dirty work and by using those recruits to enslave and divide the forest's bird communities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOMBAT & FOX by Terry Denton
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Fans of Dav Pilkey who are ready for something different will chuckle at the wild antics of this jolly band of animal friends. (Fantasy. 6-10)"
This Australian buddy book featuring the titular Wombat and Fox as well as Croc, millionaire Bandicoot, the Hippo Sisters and the naughty, naughty Five Monkeys is sure to please new readers with a wacky sense of humor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RHINO’S HORNS by Michael Terry
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2001

"Extreme close-ups of rhino and baboon, lushly drawn flowers, fruit, and accompanying insects and birds, and the silly arrangements wrapped around the horns help to enhance what is still an age-old theme. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Another take on the hoary conflict of how one who is different and dolorous about it comes to accept the beauty of his own special qualities. Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CUPCAKE! by Terry Border
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"Preschoolers will be delighted with the visual mayhem, although parents may cringe at the quantity of junk food depicted. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Using similar photographic treatment and subject matter developed in his earlier picture book, Peanut Butter and Cupcake (2014), Border follows the journey of the eponymous heroine in her search for the perfectly themed birthday party. Read full book review >