Search Results: "Yin"


BOOK REVIEW

BROTHERS by Yu Hua
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2009

"A deeply flawed great novel, akin to the best work of Zola, Louis-Ferdinand Céline and, arguably, Rabelais."
The lives of two stepbrothers, temperamental opposites nevertheless sworn to love and protect each other, are traced, in exuberant and exhausting detail, in this massive novel, originally published in Taiwan in two volumes in 2005 and 2006. Read full book review >

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DEAR SANTA, PLEASE COME TO THE 19TH FLOOR by Yin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Though the overall story is a touch sentimental, its realistic urban setting, not seen enough in picture books, will help it find its audience. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Yin and Soentpiet collaborate for the second time (Coolies, 2001) with this long first-person story narrated by a Hispanic boy named Willy. Read full book review >

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BROTHERS by Yin
by Yin, illustrated by Chris Soentpiet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

It's the year after the big fire in Chinatown when Ming crosses the ocean to join his brothers in San Francisco. Read full book review >

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COOLIES by Yin
Kirkus Star
by Yin, illustrated by Chris K. Soentiept
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Masterful. (Picture book. 6-10)"
As a boy and his grandmother celebrate the Ching Ming Festival, a holiday honoring one's ancestors, the grandmother tells the story of her great-grandfather, Shek, who came from China to California in 1865 to work on the transcontinental railroad. Read full book review >

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SUMMER OF BETRAYAL by Hong Ying
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1997

"But the novel is clogged with highly charged melodramatic language (as translated), and the tedious amorality and apostrophizing of the bohemian culture Lin Ying moves through can make you feel as if you're reading Jack Kerouac's The Subterraneans in Chinese."
Summer Of Betrayal ($21.00; Jun. 1997; 208 pp.; 0-374-27175-5): First published in Taiwan in 1992, this impassioned novel describes the emotional life of a young woman poet in the wake of the 1989 massacre of dissident students in Tiananmen Square. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOST AND FOUND, WHAT'S THAT SOUND? by Jonathan Ying
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"The flat ending is disappointing for a group of characters who could have exhibited a rousing rhythmic finale. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Just before showtime, the animals in the band must search for their instruments in the lost and found by their identifying sounds. Read full book review >

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NOT QUITE BLACK AND WHITE by Jonathan Ying
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Despite the missteps, parents and teachers looking to insert a message of diversity into a color lesson could do worse. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Animation sensibilities are reflected in the quirky silliness this brother and sister team (he a game designer, she a former Disney artist) brings to their first original picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2011

"Nobody could expect objectivity from this book, but Chang's perspective on her daughter seems willfully narrow."
A life of the brilliant journalist and historian Iris Chang, who committed suicide in 2004, as told by her admiring mother. Read full book review >

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MEOW! by Victoria Ying
by Victoria Ying, illustrated by Victoria Ying
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Meow meow purr meow (translation: a charmer). (Picture book. 2-4)"
Won't anyone play yarn ball? Read full book review >