Search Results: "Wu Ming"


BOOK REVIEW

MANITUANA by Wu Ming
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 5, 2009

"A worthy treatment of a history too little known, though nowhere near as delightful or as quirky as Q and '54."
Odd, spirited, tale of educated Indians, savage Europeans and bad mojo in the American outback at the time of the Revolutionary War. Read full book review >

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ALTAI by Wu Ming
by Wu Ming, translated by Shaun Whiteside
Released: April 9, 2013

"If you like your historical fiction with plenty of explosions and Turkish-inflected interjections ('I do not doubt that our Muezzinzade Ali Pahsa...will be able to stand up to the infidels'), this is right up your alley."
More historical fiction alla Bolognese by the Italian committee. Read full book review >

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54 by Wu Ming
Kirkus Star
by Wu Ming, translated by Shaun Whiteside
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 3, 2006

"Don Camillo meets The Name of the Rose meets Dr. No: a rewarding beach book for grownups."
Grant, Cary Grant. Super secret agent. Not just in Hitchcock films, but in real life. 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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SPIDER BOYS by Ming Cher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1995

"Still, an interesting voice on an age-old theme."
A bare-bones, gritty, and entertaining first novel about street kids in 1955 Singapore. 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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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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OONA FINDS AN EGG by Adele Griffin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Prehistoric? More like pre-hysterical. (Fantasy. 6-10)"
If you think children's books set in prehistory are all about the boys, Oona Oodlethunk's got your number. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2002

"A timely and thoughtful, if at times overidealistic, plea for full participation in the great ongoing debate."
An exhaustively detailed brief provocatively argues that Asian-Americans should be included in the national dialogue about race. Read full book review >

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BEHIND THE MOON by Hsu-Ming Teo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"In a world with increasingly flexible borders, Teo's fine novel about traditions lost, found and reshaped resonates beyond the Australian experience."
Set in contemporary Australia, Teo's second novel (Love and Vertigo, not reviewed) is a beautifully crafted story of immigrant alienation, splintered families and the saving grace of friendship. Read full book review >

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TANTALIZE by Cynthia Leitich Smith
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"In a densely populated teen-lit landscape of werewolves, vamps and unrequited love, this doesn't stand out, but it will likely find its readership. (Graphic supernatural romance. 13 & up)"
A graphic adaptation of Leitich Smith's werewolf-vampire-culinary thriller from a new point of view. Read full book review >