Search Results: "Ying-Ying Chang"


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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REVOLUTION IS NOT A DINNER PARTY by Ying Chang Compestine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Certain to inspire discussion about freedom and justice. (author's note, historical background) (Fiction. 10-14)"
It's 1972 China, and nine-year-old Ling is the child of two doctors. Read full book review >

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A BANQUET FOR HUNGRY GHOSTS by Ying Chang Compestine
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"This will whet the appetites of a certain type of ghost gourmet with a sophisticated palate; those with weak stomachs should stay away. (recipes) (Short stories/horror. 12-16)"
Eight grisly horror stories are arranged to feed the hungry imaginations of readers fascinated with blood, gore, murders and ghosts, who, like their Western counterparts, want to avenge their deaths and have the things they had in life, especially their favorite foods. Read full book review >

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THE REAL STORY OF STONE SOUP by Ying Chang Compestine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Jorisch's bright watercolors cleverly extend the story, which, with dashes of humor and delightful classroom extensions, should satisfy kids and teachers alike. (author's note, recipe) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Acknowledging Western folklore's classic tale, Compestine bases her spry adaptation on a tribal legend encountered during travels in southeast China. Read full book review >

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BOY DUMPLINGS by Ying Chang Compestine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2009

"An author's note gives cultural context for this original tale and a recipe for Boy-Free Dumplings. (Picture book. 5-9)"
When a hungry ghost plucks a plump little boy off the streets of Beijing, he sees supper, but—"You're not going to eat me raw, are you?" demands the boy. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF CHOPSTICKS by Ying Chang Compestine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2001

"Xuan's richly colored traditional Chinese cut paper illustrations lend authenticity. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Kùai, the hungry younger brother in a large Chinese family, never gets enough to eat. Read full book review >

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SECRETS OF THE TERRA-COTTA SOLDIER by Ying Chang Compestine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Historical photos and Indiana Jones-style adventure enrich this tale of an unusual meeting between the Qin Dynasty and the 20th century. (glossary, authors' note, recipe, authors Q&A) (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Ancient China literally comes alive to expose buried treasures in this novel co-written by Ying Chang Compestine (Crouching Tiger, 2011, etc.) and her son, Vinson. Read full book review >

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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 >

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DAUGHTER OF THE RIVER by Hong Ying
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"A major writer emerges here, combining flawlessly the often broken dreams of youth and the usually broken dream of politics. (Author tour)"
A memoir of growing up amid poverty in contemporary urban China—at once lyrical and brutal. 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 >