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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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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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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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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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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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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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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CHILI-CHILI-CHIN-CHIN by Belle Yang
Released: May 1, 1999

"Whether giving room or sharing good times, Chili-Chili-Chin-Chin and the boy's approach gives friendship an enviable suppleness. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Chili-Chili-Chin-Chin is a donkey that knows what it likes and what it dislikes. Read full book review >

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MEMOIRS OF A EURASIAN by Vivian  Yang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 22, 2011

"A dry coming-of-age tale of modern Chinese history that nevertheless provides a unique perspective on an underexplored era."
Yang's (Shanghai Girl, 2001) novel follows Mo Mo, a precocious mixed-race girl, as she grows up amid the turmoil of 20th-century Communist China. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"A galvanizing amalgam of personal history, acquired business wisdom and mentorship."
A small-business guidebook promoting entrepreneurialism over a corporate career. Read full book review >

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LIVING TREASURES by Yang Huang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2014

"A knotty, engaging novel of China's recent history."
A college student faces personal and political challenges in Tiananmen-era China. Read full book review >

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DAUGHTER OF XANADU by Dori Jones Yang
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 11, 2011

"Gorgeous cover art packages this blandly informative adventure, which is spiced with just enough blood and sexual tension to keep readers turning the pages. (Historical fiction. 12-13)"
A 13th-century princess wants to be a warrior; the old tale's less forced than usual when set in the Mongol Empire with its legends of fighting women. Read full book review >