Search Results: "Wu Cheng en"


BOOK REVIEW

The Adventures of Monkey King by Joe Lamport
Released: Dec. 20, 2012

"An engaging translation which will delight adults and children alike."
This first volume of Hua's uplifting English translation of Wu Cheng'en's classic Chinese epic chronicles the early life of the Taoist superhero Monkey King. Read full book review >

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NIEN CHENG by Robin Langley Sommer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Bibliography (general works, plus Cheng's book); index. (Biography. 9-14)"
In ``The Library of Famous Women,'' the experiences of a wealthy Chinese woman, imprisoned (1966-73) during the Cultural Revolution. Read full book review >

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PRIZEFIGHTER EN MI CASA by e.E. Carlton-Trujillo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2006

"Charlton-Trujillo's debut opens a world not often seen in children's literature and is a terrific choice for discussion. (glossary) (Fiction. 11-13)"
Life has grown difficult for 12-year-old Chula Sanchez since a terrible car accident—in which her father was the drunk driver—left her with epilepsy. Read full book review >

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THE TRAIN TO LO WU by Jess Row
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"This Whiting Award-winning author has a very bright future."
Set mostly in Hong Kong, seven stories portray dislocated lives: an impressive debut from an admirably protean storyteller. Read full book review >

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IN SPRING / EN PRIMAVERA  by Susana Madinabeitia Manso
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Unfortunately, not a first-choice purchase. (Board book. 2-4)"
A bilingual English/Spanish board book about spring. Read full book review >

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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

MISE EN PLACE OF LIFE by Catherine A. Di Giovanni
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 5, 2013

"A short, poignant collection of expressions capturing a year of recovery and hope."
In this short book of journal entries, photos, recipes and poems, Di Giovanni recounts the harrowing tale of a car accident that changed her life and career. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT WALL OF LUCY WU by Wendy Wan-Long Shang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

Lucy Wu may only be 4 feet tall, but she has big (and brilliantly on-the-money kidlike) dreams: to play professional basketball for the WNBA and then create a design shop aimed at sports-loving gals. Read full book review >

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BASEBALL ON MARS/BÉISBOL EN MARTE by Rafael Rivera Jr.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2009

"The subtle message of the importance of a parent's role in a child's creative play blends seamlessly with the simpler theme of a son's love for his father in a traditionally American setting. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Roberto's imaginary space trip to Mars requires the somewhat reluctantly granted use of his father's favorite chair for TV baseball viewing. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Thomas's alleged characterization of his sister as a welfare dependent)."
To the likely delight of liberals and the fury of conservatives, this collection of original essays on last year's acrimonious confirmation controversy makes no pretense to ideological balance or impartiality. Read full book review >