Search Results: "Yoko Chapman"


BOOK REVIEW

YOKO by Rosemary Wells
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"The lesson might have been labored; instead, Wells offers some trusty guidance and a light touch, and leaves the conclusions to readers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The first graders in Mrs. Jenkins's room are quick to criticize the sushi, seaweed, and red bean ice cream that fill Yoko's willow-covered cooler. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Even rabid fans of Lennon or the 1960s will find new information and angles in this searching study. (photos, timeline to 2009, resource lists) (Biography. 12-15)"
On the verge of her 80th birthday (Feb. 18, 2013), Ono steps out of her iconic late husband's shadow for a sympathetic profile. Read full book review >

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YOKO LEARNS TO READ by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"A perky paean to the joys of literacy, with a bit of library love thrown in for good measure. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Wells' winsome kitten experiences a milestone sure to bring smiles to the faces of teachers and librarians everywhere. Read full book review >

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DEATH AND THE CHAPMAN by Kate Sedley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"A strong debut."
A septuagenarian recalls his youth, when, in 1471, he quit the Benedictines (no calling), became a chapman (a wandering peddler), and discovered his affinity for detective work. Read full book review >

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YOKO FINDS HER WAY by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"A terrific book to share with children preparing for their first flights as well as Yoko's fans. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Yoko and her kimono-clad mother have an adventure at the airport at the beginning of their trip to Japan. Read full book review >

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YOKO WRITES HER NAME by Rosemary Wells
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: July 29, 2008

"As always, believable characters, familiar struggles and warmth fill Wells's work, which teaches a subtle lesson on acceptance and maturity with great clarity. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Wells's familiar kitten Yoko is in kindergarten, and she's just learned how to write her name in Japanese. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 9, 2004

"Slightly marred by the author's tendency to wandering wordiness, but lovers of the genre will certainly forgive her."
A sordid case that spread sensation like wildfire across an 1830s America just beginning to flex its national brand of jurisprudence. Read full book review >

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JULIETTE AND THE SHINY RED BALLOON by Paul  Chapman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Though everything works right, it remains an undistinguished effort. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
A simple adventure with a touch of fantasy to share with a very young child. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2005

"Irish to the gills, a festive delight, and fully aware of what it is—and what it isn't."
Newspaper columns and a stage adaptation (The Brother) quilted out of O'Brien's novels make for a merry little patchwork of literary pleasures from the late (d. 1966) comic master (At Swim-Two-Birds, 1939). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REVENGE by Yoko Ogawa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Well-written."
Ogawa (HotelIris, 2010, etc.) crafts 11 interlocking short stories with eloquent prose that belies the nature of the tales she spins. Read full book review >