Search Results: "Vinh Chung"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 22, 2014

"A worthy addition to the immigrant bookshelf. Though targeted at the Christian market, the book should have wider appeal."
With assistance from Downs (Wonders Never Cease, 2010, etc.), dermatologist Chung chronicles his family's flight from communist rule in Vietnam to their subsequent life in America. Read full book review >

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OUT! by Arree Chung
by Arree Chung, illustrated by Arree Chung
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A bouncy nighttime blend of easy graphic novel and almost-wordless picture book. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Jo Jo is a babysitter of sorts. She's also a St. Bernard. Read full book review >

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NINJA! by Arree Chung
Kirkus Star
by Arree Chung, illustrated by Arree Chung
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2014

"High-flying fun to be read aloud or independently. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Silently the young ninja stalks through the house to reach his objective: baby sister's prized milk and cookies. Read full book review >

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NINJA! ATTACK OF THE CLAN by Arree Chung
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"A clever, laugh-out-loud story for a broad audience. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A young ninja seeks a worthy opponent, but his family is too busy to play. Read full book review >

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LONG FOR THIS WORLD by Sonya Chung
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2010

"An impressive but structurally unwieldy debut."
Modernity and distances both geographical and psychological upend a South Korean family. Read full book review >

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THE LOVED ONES by Sonya Chung
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Elegant and empathetic, a book impossible to put down."
A gorgeous multigenerational saga of love and race, loss and belonging, Chung's (Long for This World, 2010) latest follows the intertwining lives of two very different families in Washington, D.C. Read full book review >

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FORGOTTEN COUNTRY by Catherine Chung
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2012

"Chung's limpid prose matches her emotional intelligence."
A young woman struggles to understand her sometimes-competing roles as daughter, sister, scholar and Korean American in Chung's darkly luminous debut. Read full book review >

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HOW TO PEE by Todd Spector
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"The lesson is clear: Pee with flair. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Sure, potty training is important, but how many books emphasize how to urinate with style? Read full book review >

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Aww Fishsticks by Lenora Riegel
written and illustrated by Lenora Riegel, illustrated by Leda Chung
Released: Jan. 13, 2016

"A likable volume with a message of empowerment for young children, wrapped in a gentle fish tale."
A timid little fish named Pax finds the key to confidence in this debut picture book. Read full book review >

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THE DANGER GANG AND THE PIRATES OF BORNEO! by Stephen Bramucci
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Routine even with the swordplay and flying excrement. (Adventure. 10-12)"
When his adventure-loving parents disappear on an expedition to Borneo, an 11-year-old shut-in recruits a sidekick (actually "partner") and sets out to the rescue. Read full book review >

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HOW TO PEE by Todd Spector
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"A continuously clever concept that allows kids to alleviate their fears even as they relieve their bladders. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A book that's unafraid to put the fun in flushing. Read full book review >

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THE FIX-IT MAN by Susan Hood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Think of it as a cautionary tale. If you can fix a chair, you can put away the skateboard. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Stuff happens. Things break, but fixing them can be as much fun as breaking them, sometimes. Read full book review >