Search Results: "Zhe"


BOOK REVIEW

WATERCOLOR TALE by Ru  Osika
by Ru Osika, illustrated by Nana Demenkova, developed by Zhe
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2012

"Natural history concerns aside (Tangerines? In a pine forest?), a visually appealing story with an easy-to-grasp emotional base and uncomplicated interactive effects. (iPad storybook app. 3-5)"
A young fox undertakes a (mildly) scary journey to help an unusual friend in this simple, if wordy, original tale. Read full book review >

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CREATE CLASSIC SUDOKU by Yaling Zheng
Released: June 10, 2015

"An engrossing primer on sudoku as seen from the creator's side."
Readers tired of solving sudoku puzzles can try creating them with this fun debut how-to manual. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A pleasant, affectionate portrait of a free spirit who pedaled her way out of Victorian constraints."
The adventures of the first woman to bicycle around the world, chronicled by Zheutlin, her great grandnephew. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"An unabashedly sentimental and affecting portrait of a modern-day animal-loving hero."
One man's dedicated mission to rescue death-row dogs across the country. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RED FLOWER OF CHINA by Zhai Zhenhua
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1993

"A searing tale of a regime that, in the name of patriotism, cynically manipulated the ideals of its most vulnerable members and then effectively ruined them—and a brutally frank mea culpa as well."
A candid memoir of the author's participation in China's Cultural Revolution—as well as a cautionary tale about youthful patriotic excess. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Glossary; maps; index. (Biography. 9+)"
An enormously talented Chinese painter, born in 1975, is the subject of this profusely illustrated biography. ``Yani'' is especially fortunate in her father, also an artist, who firmly believed (despite tradition) that Yani's art should be allowed to develop naturally, with minimal instruction and no classical exercises such as copying others' work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCARECROW by Vladimir Zheleznikov
Released: Oct. 30, 1990

In his first book to be published in English (it appeared in Moscow in 1983), a prize-winning, widely-translated Soviet author portrays a tragic universal phenomenon: the thoughtlessly vicious interaction of kids as they scapegoat one of their number. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 17, 2014

"A story steeped in passion for tea lovers, dreamers and seekers of a meaningful life."
Muzyka's journey from tea cart operator to owner of a multimillion-dollar tea business. Read full book review >

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Nanjing Never Cries by Hong Zheng
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 2016

"A well-researched and capably written depiction of the Rape of Nanjing and its effects on victims and survivors."
American and Chinese academics face the horrors of invasion in the early days of World War II. Read full book review >

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CONFESSIONS by Kang Zhengguo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2007

"A haunting, frightening and ultimately inspiring story, told in sturdy, unadorned prose."
One man's protracted struggle for intellectual freedom and simple dignity from the beginning of Mao's regime to the aftermath of the Tiananmen Square demonstrations. Read full book review >

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THE TURTLE IS GETTING MARRIED by Qiao-Mei Li
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2012

"A charming tale, but not seaworthy enough to bear the heaping cargo of cultural information it's plainly designed to carry. (strip index) (iPad storybook/informational app. 7-10)"
An original, folkloric tale set in Taiwan and positively festooned with maps, games and nonfiction side articles—but much in need of better translation and proofreading. Read full book review >

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THE COOK, THE CROOK, AND THE REAL ESTATE TYCOON by Liu Zhenyun
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Liu's fiction is a romp through modern Beijing that pits migrant workers from the provinces against billionaires and officials, making a wry statement about modern China and a thoroughly entertaining book."
Capitalism in contemporary China is the background to a nonstop hunt by migrant workers, a billionaire, and government officials—for a purse. Read full book review >