Search Results: "Yoko Ogawa"


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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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 >

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HOTEL IRIS by Yoko Ogawa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2010

"A spare, disquieting fable."
A young Japanese hostess becomes the object of a dangerous man's obsession. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSEKEEPER AND THE PROFESSOR by Yoko Ogawa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2009

"Simple story, well told."
From Japanese author Ogawa (The Diving Pool, 2008), the story of a struggling single mother who takes a job looking after an elderly mathematician with an unusual disability. Read full book review >

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THE DIVING POOL by Yoko Ogawa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2008

"A haunting collection, and a perfect example of the power of short fiction."
A masterfully twisted triptych of dark novellas marks the American debut of a critically acclaimed Japanese fiction writer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

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LITTLE SANTA by Yoko Maruyama
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"If plotting stumbles a bit, both concept and illustrations soar. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When an injury sidelines Santa Claus, his child takes his place. Read full book review >