Search Results: "Wenpo Sun"


BOOK REVIEW

STRIDING BIRD by Stephanie  Yap
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Standard fare with some satisfying interactive features. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
In a twist on a familiar tale, a small bird decides to give up flying and become a land creature. Read full book review >

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THE TREE THAT REFUSED TO SHED by Stephanie  Yap
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 2014

"This story may offer solid tutorials on the seasons and the existential benefits of detachment (pun intended), but its literary and technical vessels could use some work. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 4-7)"
A stubborn tree gets a perfunctory lesson about impermanence. Read full book review >

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SUN by Francesca Grazzini
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Stylized collage cutouts are expressive without being cartoonish, and are friendly yet instructional. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-6)"
This entry and three others in the I Want to Know series simplify concepts in science and nature for the very young. Read full book review >

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SUN by Natalie Jane Prior
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The board-book audience is unlikely to respond to the delicacy of either illustrations or text—a sad mismatch of form and content. (Ages 3-5)"
Lovely, subtle watercolors and a lyrical text are squashed into a board format that shortchanges both book and readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 22, 2014

"An engaging state of the union by an important leader in solar power."
Pioneering solar power entrepreneur Williams (Chasing the Sun: Solar Adventures Around the World, 2005) chronicles how he left journalism to become an advocate for the distribution of solar energy around the world. Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE SUN by David Macinnis Gill
Released: April 1, 2012

"A weirdly tepid, stop-and-start mess of a sci-fi thriller. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
Danger! Romance! Library ambushes! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HELLO SUN! by Hans Wilhelm
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Young readers will most likely find this plot-driven tale entertaining enough, but it's not an essential purchase. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little hedgehog named Quentin lives in the forest, but has a dream to see the sun. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"An uneven work, then, more fascinating in its first, fictionalized half than in the rigorous explications of the second, and one that might have worked better presented purely as a novel. (illustrations, not seen)"
The rigors of Irish monasticism in the medieval period, well told by travel writer Moorhouse (On the Other Side, 1991; Hell's Foundations, 1992; etc.). Read full book review >

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FROM SUN TO SUN by Nina Angela McKissock
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"This tenderly rendered addition to the literature on hospice care deserves the widest possible audience."
A memoir that explores the tender mercies of hospice care. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Like an old newspaper, Dana seems faded here—distant, out of focus, with his claimed significance difficult to account for; ironically, it's Pulitzer who comes across vividly and with bite. (Eighteen illustrations—not seen)"
In the first biography of 19th-century newspaperman Charles A. Dana since Candace Stone's Dana and the Sun (1938), Steele (Rhetoric and Communications/Univ. of Virginia) cautiously depicts her subject's life from his obscure New Hampshire origins to his 30-year stint as editor of the New York Sun, then one of the most influential papers in America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I SEE THE SUN IN INDIA by Dedie King
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2014

"Though it's necessarily oversimplified, it's still a sweet introduction to one part of modern India. (Picture book. 5-8)"
King and Inglese return for the seventh book in their geographical-literacy series for young children, this time visiting India. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUN AND MOON by Lindsey Yankey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"A lovely tale to share, day or night. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Luminous, intricate illustrations light up this tale of a lonely Moon, who yearns to trade places with the wise Sun. Read full book review >