Search Results: "YongSheng Xuan"


BOOK REVIEW

THE STORY OF NOODLES by Ying Chang Compestine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"An appetizingly funny story, but look elsewhere for the real story of how noodles came into the heart of Chinese cuisine. (Picture book. 6-9)"
This story may leave your mouth watering for noodles and your chopsticks at the ready, as Compestine and Xuan (The Story of Chopsticks, 2001) cook up a tale explaining the origins of a favorite Chinese food. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

D IS FOR DRAGON DANCE by Ying Chang Compestine
ABC BOOKS
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"A recipe for dumplings and a Chinese Zodiac chart are included. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
Compestine offers a simple introduction to the Chinese New Year in the form of an alphabet book, but the information provided is slight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEN SUNS by Eric A. Kimmel
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 1998

"Combined with Kimmel's simple yet captivating retelling, these evocative illustrations will appeal to readers and listeners alike. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
This exquisitely illustrated Chinese legend explains why just one sun rests in the sky above. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STORY OF KITES by Ying Chang Compestine
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2003

"With its folkloric tone, this provides a sense of fun to a China unit or stands on its own as a story about creativity. (Picture book. 6-9)"
After offering The Story of Noodles (2002), Compestine and Xuan now turn to the creation of a Chinese pastime. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1995

"Clear, comprehensive, well written (and well translated), this is a fine introduction to the key issues of modern cosmology. (photos, not seen)"
This readable survey of cosmology (and the astronomical evidence on which it is founded) shows an unusual awareness of the larger philosophical context in which scientific ideas are worked out. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 7, 2001

"A useful exploration that suffers from its own lack of organization."
A study of the intersections between the teachings of Buddhism and the tenets of modern science. Read full book review >