In The International Examiner, reviewer Fei Wu Huang calls Summoning the Phoenix “unique” and states “This book is sure to entertain the most adventurous of readers and will certainly bring out the curiosity in any individual with hopes of developing a deeper appreciation and understanding for cultural music.” She also praises April’s gorgeous artwork. Thank you, Fei Wu, for your thoughtful review!
I’m absolutely delighted that Minh Le of The Huffington Post has given Summoning the Phoenix an Honorable Mention for Best Nonfiction Book for Children in 2014. Minh is also an author of a children’s book forthcoming in 2015, and so he has a writer’s perspective in addition to a critic’s and parent’s perspective. I agree with his assertion that “we are living in a new golden age of picture books” so it makes his recognition even more meaningful to me. Read his full list!
Thank you, Minh Le and The Huffington Post!