Search Results: "Yang Jisheng"


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TOMBSTONE by Yang Jisheng
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"The toll is astounding, and this book is important for many reasons—difficult to stomach, but important all the same."
The harrowing account of China's Great Famine. Read full book review >

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YANG THE YOUNGEST AND HIS TERRIBLE EAR by Lensey Namioka
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1992

"De Kiefte's frequent impressionistic drawings are a plus. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Youngest of four in a musically gifted family, Yingtao is miserable because he's tone-deaf—a fact denied by his father, who obtusely persists in trying to teach him the violin. Read full book review >

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JOEY AND JET IN SPACE by James Yang
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

"A subtle, and much-needed, push for imaginative play. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Joey and Jet's previous adventure was a clever way to teach young children about prepositions. Read full book review >

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JOEY AND JET by James Yang
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"An excellent introduction to what can usually be a difficult concept for youngsters. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A game of fetch teaches young children how to describe locations. Read full book review >

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ALWAYS COME HOME TO ME by Belle Yang
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"An additional purchase, but will be enjoyed for its attractive illustrations. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Chinese twins Mei-Mei and Di-Di raise their two doves to fly freely, but to return home, just as Mama (mother) and Baba (father) expect their children to behave. Read full book review >

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HANNAH IS MY NAME by Belle Yang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"1960s, Yang's offering is winner—a spot-on depiction of the immigrant experience in America. (Picture book. 5-10)"
This thoughtful offering is based on Yang's own immigration story, and is told from the perspective of seven-year-old Hannah, who moves with her mother and father from Taiwan to San Francisco. Read full book review >

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A NEST IN SPRINGTIME by Belle Yang
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2012

"Welcome additions. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
This bilingual offering blooms. Read full book review >

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HURRY HOME, HEDGEHOG! by Belle Yang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A sweet story with lovely illustrations to boot, developmentally pitch-perfect for older babies and toddlers. (Board book. 1-3)"
A little hedgehog hurries home in an effort to avoid a coming storm in this bilingual board book. Read full book review >

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PUZZLEHEAD by James Yang
by James Yang, illustrated by James Yang
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2009

"Colorful, digitally rendered, geometric creatures scamper and play abstractly like a Calder mobile, but the text is rather flat, and the message is either intriguingly multifaceted or just, well, puzzling. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The world is ripe for exploring with friends, but Puzzlehead (his head is a toppled capital E) can't seem to find his groove. Read full book review >

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FOO, THE FLYING FROG OF WASHTUB POND by Belle Yang
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Luckily for Foo, this story ends in sweet lessons of friendship and humility, not a fatal burst. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Foo Frog, Sue-Lin Salamander and Mao-Mao Mudpuppy share a special web-footed friendship. Read full book review >

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FORGET SORROW by Belle Yang
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2010

"A transformational experience for author and reader alike."
East meets West in this occasionally playful yet profoundly moving graphic memoir. Read full book review >

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SPIDER EATERS by Rae Yang
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1997

"This is a sad story, filled with individual tragedies, but deeply revealing in its portrait of idealistic youth lost in a convulsion almost beyond human conception. (19 b&w photos, not seen)"
Moving, poetic, and honest, this is one of the best memoirs yet published of the Cultural Revolution in China. Read full book review >