Search Results: "Wilson Ong"


BOOK REVIEW

PAPER SON by Helen Foster James
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"An effective and empathetic depiction of the Angel Island experience. (Picture book. 8-12)"
The journey from China to the United States and the experience on Angel Island in San Francisco Bay are fraught with anxiety and peril for 12-year-old Wang Lee. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Is heaven for real? Maybe, but this book is not likely to persuade any skeptics. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This picture-book adaptation of the Burpos' 2010 account for adults of then-4-year-old Colton's near-death experience comes with a built-in audience but doesn't reach much further than it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DISINHERITED by Han Ong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"The Disinherited was probably written earlier than Fixer Chao, and is in no way its equal."
A Chinese Filipino leaves life in America and tries to come to terms with his Manila family's ill-gotten wealth. Read full book review >

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FIXER CHAO by Han Ong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"There's a little of J.P. Donleavy's Ginger Man in Ong's William, but Fixer Chao is nevertheless an original and perversely entertaining creation: a luminous picaresque with a distinctive mixture of farce and savagery."
A complex and troubling portrayal of alienation develops surely from this lively and often very funny first novel by a MacArthur-winning playwright and actor. Read full book review >

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AMAL AND THE LETTER FROM THE KING by Rabindranath Tagore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1992

``Men of learning always stay inside,'' says housebound Amal's uncle, hoping to persuade the child that the illness preventing him from playing outside will someday be an advantage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUR RIGHTS by Janet Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2013

"A useful, if not artful awareness tool. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
An introduction to the positive action kids are taking globally to improve the lives of children everywhere. Read full book review >

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JUNE IS A TUNE THAT JUMPS ON A STAIR by Sarah Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 1992

"Nice. (Poetry/Picture book. 2-7)"
``It's a day for a cone,/for a plum/or a peach,/a warm- spoony day/for a run/on the beach,/where a ball/hits the clouds,/where the sky tips/the sea,/where we jump/for the water,/one, two, three!'' Thirty-one childlike poems about everyday things—weather, growing, seasons, night—as lighthearted and easily accessible as the author's illustrations of merry tots and their animal friends. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 19, 2004

"Packed with great information and solid advice. A good graduation gift for high-school seniors."
A self-made success shares the study techniques that took him to the top of the class. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINGS OF WAR by John Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 22, 2014

"A fine, old-fashioned-feeling coming-of-age tale set in the World War I skies. (Historical fiction. 9-14)"
Sixteen-year-old Edward Simpson dreams of being a pilot, and World War I affords him the opportunity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VICTORIO'S WAR by John Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Despite fair measures of bloodshed and gunfire, all the long thoughts and dusty desert trails will make the pacing seem slow to readers who haven't already thrilled to Jim's earlier adventures. (Historical fiction. 11-14)"
A sad tale threaded with deaths, regrets and the importance of memory and story concludes this three volume narrative of a young Canadian wanderer in the Old West. Read full book review >

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THE DROWNED VAULT by N.D. Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"For die-hard fans only. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Cyrus and Antigone continue the adventures begun in The Dragon's Tooth (2011), as the Order of Brendan and its fearless leader, Rupert Greeves, experience a rebellion that threatens the future of the world. Read full book review >