Search Results: "Wei Dong Chen"


BOOK REVIEW

BIRTH OF THE STONE MONKEY by Wei Dong Chen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"There may be children in the world who don't wish they were monkeys. This book will change their minds. (character guide, synopsis, thematic essay) (Graphic classic. 8-16)"
All monkeys are beautiful. Not everyone knows this, but the dynamic, textured artwork in this book will convince them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EXPULSION OF SUN WU KONG by Wei Dong Chen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"However they are read, they're terrific adventure stories for anyone willing to climb out from beneath the bed. (character guide, synopsis, thematic essay) (Graphic classic. 8-16)"
The Monkey King comics need to be read as a series. This assertion will surprise anyone who starts with Volume 7, as the story couldn't be more self-contained: The Monkey King fights monsters and wins. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THREE KINGDOMS by Wei Dong Chen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Still, a sprawling, brawling and, with an effort, immersive epic. (Graphic classic. 11-14)"
An alliance of warlords forms and collapses in this graphic adaptation—the first of 20 volumes—of a renowned 700-year-old Chinese historical novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Self-Love by Wei Chen
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 10, 2016

"An uneven self-help book that still offers a solid starting point for those trying to discover why romantic happiness eludes them."
Meditations on the true nature of love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DING DONG DING DONG by Margie Palatini
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Fine's luxurious palette and angled perspectives add to the broad humor. (Picture book. 4-8)"
PLB 0-7868-2367-4 Outrageous puns, sly references, and wonderfully exaggerated pastels are just the ticket from the team behind Zoom Broom (1998). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DING DONG CLOCK by Carol H. Behrman
Released: March 1, 1999

"It's an adequate second choice, after Dan Harper's Telling Time with Big Mama Cat (1998); that book has a less generic story line, and is designed so that the clock face folds out. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Between midnight and noon a family sleeps, wakes, then leaves the house to the pets and a pair of enterprising mice, while a grandfather clock sounds hourly "dings" and "dongs." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE AMERICAN WEI by Marion Hess Pomeranc
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Pomeranc keeps the tone light-hearted and reassuring, showing only the sunny side of coming to America—and missing some of the details found in Maggie Rugg Herold's A Very Important Day (1995). (Picture book. 4-10)"
Wei Fong and his parents have immigrated to America from China, and they're about to become citizens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DING DONG! GORILLA! by Michelle Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Read it with a little fibber and just laugh and enjoy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The mayhem begins with a pizza delivery, but blame it all on the gorilla. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLADES OF GRASS by Lao She
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Lao She's expert translators have also provided a detailed and informative Postscript that convincingly makes the case for including him among China's greatest modern writers."
paper 0-8248-1803-2 Blades Of Grass ($48.00; $18.95 paper; Oct. 1; 320 pp.; 0-8248-1506-8; paper 0-8248-1803-2) An attractive collection of 15 nicely varied stories, set mostly in China in the 1930s, by the pseudonymous master (1899—1966) who was murdered by Mao's Red Guards, then —rehabilitated— in 1978. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FROG AND THE BOY by Mao Xiao
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"Little ones will have fun mimicking the characters without realizing they're learning Chinese at the same time. (glossary) (Bilingual picture book. 3-8)"
Who knew a human boy and a frog could have so much in common? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOD-BYE, 382 SHIN DANG DONG by Frances Park
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A gentle and loving story perfectly pitched to its audience. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Though the subject of moving day is a popular theme, the Parks (Where on Earth is My Bagel, 2001, etc.) provide a unique perspective on the experience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Difficult, often painful reading, but an unforgettable portrait of a man of sublime courage. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
With the Chinese prison system, as Liu Qing's preface notes, an ``iron curtain behind the iron curtain,'' the publication of letters written from prison by one of the most celebrated and courageous human-rights activists in China is indeed unprecedented. Read full book review >