Search Results: "Wu Cheng en"


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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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A Silent Strong Man by Judy Cheng
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2014

"Patient readers will warm to this memoir's message to love one's distant dad before it's too late."
Cheng's debut memoir offers a tribute to her father and life lessons about loving a stoic person. Read full book review >

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A CITY UNDER THE SEA by Norbert Wu
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"She has a more compelling narrative, employs larger, more arresting photos, and provides further reading and an index. (Picture book/nonfiction. 10-12)"
Wu (Fish Faces, 1993, etc.) describes the special world of the coral reef by day and night. Read full book review >

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ELLIE IN CONCERT by Mike Wu
by Mike Wu, illustrated by Mike Wu
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Readers will find a simple plot and compassionate characters balanced with glowing pictures for a satisfying story. (Picture book. 3-7)"
First met in Ellie (2015), the eponymous, doe-eyed elephant becomes a champion of the arts as she adds music to her painting skills. Read full book review >

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FISH FACES by Norbert Wu
by Norbert Wu, photographed by Norbert Wu
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1993

"Remarkably handsome. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 3-9)"
Celebrating the enormous and colorful variety of ocean life, a marine biologist and underwater photographer groups his splendid color photos by characteristics he points out in a concise text with a verse-like cadence: ``Fish that glide on fins like wings...Spotted fish, dotted fish/Fish with lines and stripes and waves...Red eyes/Green eyes/Great big pretend eyes....'' With snapshot-sized insets superimposed on creatively varied vistas featuring additional specimens and the lush blue or green of the sea itself as an out-of-focus background, his compositions are as interesting for their design as for the fascinating comparisons they present. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"At once intimate and universal; the riveting story of an unforgettable life lived during an unbelievable time. (Verse biography. 9 & up)"
Cheng follows on the Caldecott Honor-winning Dave the Potter, by Laban Carrick Hill and illustrated by Bryan Collier (2010), to further open up the fascinating life of the enslaved potter named Dave for children. Read full book review >

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ELLIE by Mike Wu
by Mike Wu, illustrated by Mike Wu
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Luckily for Ellie and readers alike, it is the pictures that matter. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When Walt the zookeeper announces the zoo will be closing for good, all the animals pitch in to save it. But shy Ellie the elephant cannot see how she can help. How can she help save the zoo? Read full book review >

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BEAUTIFUL AS YESTERDAY  by Fan Wu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2009

"The author nicely inhabits her three main characters but rarely risks escalating the tensions among them."
Fan Wu (February Flowers, 2007) portrays two sisters on divergent life paths earnestly seeking common ground after their mother arrives in San Francisco from China. Read full book review >

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THE BEAR MAKERS by Andrea Cheng
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Bold chapter numbers are backed with strips of bear pattern-pieces with handwritten directions, a subtle motif that resembles the pieces of a crumbling family. (Historical fiction. 11-15)"
Many stories about World War II experiences are personalized via handed-down accounts from relatives, and Cheng's novel, set in postwar Budapest, is no exception, as her grandmother was the original bear maker. Read full book review >

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HONEYSUCKLE HOUSE by Andrea Cheng
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2004

"Honesty and subtlety co-exist in Cheng's thoughtful, never-didactic writing. (Fiction. 9-12)"
This deft character-driven story about two ten-year-old girls rings with clarity. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2007

"For those ready to be eased of their burdens, Cheng provides a lift."
An inspirational miscellany from one of the braver souls on the planet. Read full book review >