Search Results: "Wenhai Ma"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Concluding note; illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 8-11)"
In the Once Upon America series, a story set circa 1868-69. Read full book review >

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THE SWAN'S GIFT by Brenda Seabrooke
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A somewhat precious story but the pictures keep it afloat. (Picture book. 4+)"
Seabrooke (The Bridges of Summer, 1992, etc.) gives the narrative a formal tone in this sentimental tale about the farmer, Anton, who turns to hunting to provide for his starving family and can't find anything to shoot. Read full book review >

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OLDER BROTHER, YOUNGER BROTHER by Nina Jaffe
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1995

"It's a debate worth having, though, nicely argued here. (Picture Book. 3-8)"
A morality tale from Korea illustrates the values of loyalty, respect, and compassion. Read full book review >

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THE PAINTED FAN by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"The Chinese-born illustrator, now a professor at Duke University, makes a fine picture-book debut with dramatically posed scenes of realistically depicted figures in impressionistic settings that effectively enhance the mood. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Set in long-ago China, a tale of a greedy lord who hopes to evade his fate and the courageous girl who brings it to pass. Read full book review >

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MA DEAR'S APRONS by Patricia C. McKissack
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"But there's love here, cast over David Earl's life with the same uncompromising grace Ma Dear brings to all things in their lives. (Picture book. 3-9)"
McKissack's story looks at a week in the life of a turn-of- the-century African-American boy and his mother. Read full book review >

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TOPEKA, ma 'shuge by Raymond Hutson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2014

"An impressive debut that, though it drags a bit in the middle, establishes a constant and ingeniously engrossing sense of discomfort."
A teenage girl and her Iranian lover, 17 years her senior, embark on a disturbing journey into the American Midwest. Read full book review >

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The Last Ma-Loo by Dean Ammerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2016

"A satisfying—if meandering—wrap-up to a memorable series of adventures with an appealing pair of protagonists."
An inimitable teenage hero and his short-tempered accomplice must once again save humanity in this final installment of a trilogy. Read full book review >

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MA! THERE’S NOTHING TO DO HERE! by Barbara Park
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 22, 2008

"But it's not a children's book. (Picture book. Adult)"
"Here" is the womb, from which a boisterous baby speaks with all the subtlety of its sister-under-the-skin, Junie B. In Park's rhyming couplets, the obstreperous babe complains, "I'm all in a heap here. Read full book review >

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I'LL BE RIGHT HOME, MA by Henry Denker
Released: Feb. 21, 1948

"A not too subtle, but an effective, picture of the way up the rosin row which encounters some credible — and creditable — characters en route."
Quite different from Budd Schulberg's The Harder They Fall (Random, 1947) which did some hardhitting on the fight racket, this pinpoints the psychological peculiarities of a youngster, crippled by family scars. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY THINK-A-MA-JINK by Dave Whamond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

Bored at his own birthday, Jack is tired of toys that do everything for him. Read full book review >