Search Results: "Victor Chan"


BOOK REVIEW

VICTOR by Mordicai Gerstein
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Readers will be mesmerized, and even stirred by the questions Gerstein raises and attempts to answer. (Fiction. 13+)"
Gerstein (The Giant, 1995, etc.) brings to this novelization of the life of the so-called savage of Aveyron a sustained intensity that proves both haunting and chastening. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 2010

"Multilayered, provocative and highly accessible, this will appeal to Chan fans, scholars and general readers."
China-born poet and critic Huang (English/Univ. of California, Santa Barbara/Transpacific Imaginations: History, Literature, Counterpoetics, 2008, etc.) recounts the making of an American folk hero. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INVENTING VICTOR by Jennifer Bannan
Released: Aug. 15, 2003

"A large new talent that can go anywhere it wants."
Eleven stories demonstrating a broad imagination and a chameleon's ability to leap seamlessly from culture to culture, subject to subject. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I AM JACKIE CHAN by Jackie Chan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"An entertaining tale, well enough told that it should be of interest even to those who have never seen a Jackie Chan film, if any such people still exist. (8 pages color, 16 pages b&w photos)"
Hong Kong action star Chan tells his story to journalist Yang (Eastern Standard Time, not reviewed), and a colorful rags-to-riches tale it is. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Although readers may not be able to spend five hours a day in meditation and prayer like the Dalai Lama, they will come away with a better sense of the importance of communication, forgiveness and empathy, regardless of the circumstances."
Tales of kindness and understanding from the Dalai Lama. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KELLY + VICTOR by Niall Griffiths
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2004

"Modern romance? More like an exorcism of writerly boredom."
The fourth from Welsh author Griffiths (Sheepshagger, 2002, etc.) gives vent to wasted urban youth via sadistic sex and feisty vernacular. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 9, 2008

"Scholarly, impassioned and riveting—a dandy corrective to an undervalued legacy and an immersive trip through a vanished era of popular entertainment."
The life and career of a protean figure from Hollywood's early days. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 14, 1993

"If there's bias here, it's a slight tilt toward the Philippines and to writers from the vibrant Bay Area multicultural scene: varying quality but largely inclusive—though surely needing an update soon to include Vietnamese and other Southeast Asian- American voices."
A generous and varied sampling: 48 authors writing in a variety of styles, 22 selections previously unpublished and many others published only overseas or by journals or small presses—a substantial, often engrossing volume at a bargain price. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VICTOR AND HUGO by Robert J. Blake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"If readers are ready to forgive its confused plot, the art offers much to appreciate. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Two dogs rescue their master's accordion—and the world's music—in Paris. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VICTOR WANTS TO PLAY by Mark van Overveld
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2012

"Clean design and predictable story make this an enjoyable app to share with preschoolers. (iPad storybook app. 3-5)"
A sweet, if a bit slight, friendship story with good design elements. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIVING WITH JACKIE CHAN by Jo Knowles
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Readers will be behind Josh all the way. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
In this delightful and moving follow-up to Jumping Off Swings (2009), 17-year-old Josh moves away from his hometown and in with his ever-sanguine uncle to avoid confronting a crisis of his own making. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VICTOR AND CHRISTABEL by Petra Mathers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

Another offbeat love story from the author of Sophie and Lou (1991). Read full book review >