Search Results: "Yasunari Kawabata"


BOOK REVIEW

FIRST SNOW ON FUJI by Yasunari Kawabata
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Beautifully spare, moving, and involving work from one of the modern masters."
First Snow On Fuji ($24.00; Sept.; 224 pp.; 1-58243-022-5). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAR MR. KAWABATA by Rashid al-Daif
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"In other words, whenever (Rashid) al-Daif isn't lecturing Kawabata (and us), he proves himself an impressively gifted novelist."
The civil war between the 1970s and early '90s in Lebanon provides both background and theme for this simultaneously impassioned and discursive story, presented as the delusional monologue of Rashid, a Lebanese revolutionary who is mortally wounded during the war's final days. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

999 TADPOLES by Ken Kimura
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2011

"This well-paced journey, with just enough tension to keep young listeners engaged, will be a solid storytime choice. (Picture book. 3-7) "
Having outgrown their pond, a frog family moves out, crossing a field where they meet a scary snake and then a hungry hawk that unwittingly flies them to a perfect home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

999 FROGS WAKE UP by Ken Kimura
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Like its predecessor, this Japanese import is an excellent storytime choice. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The froglets who once were 999 Tadpoles (2011) wake from hibernation for an eventful spring. Read full book review >