Search Results: "Apologue Entertainment"


BOOK REVIEW

ENTERTAINMENT by Walter Oleksy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"With a combination of current information that will soon be dated in the fast-moving world of technology and some mild predictions, this seems headed for a short shelf life. (b&w photos, index, not seen, glossary, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
An installment in the Information Revolution series provides an overview of current and predicted advances in technology as applied to the entertainment field. Read full book review >

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OTHER ENTERTAINMENT by Ned Rorem
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Overall, though, a petty scolding of those of whom Rorem disapproves, and a roaring tribute to himself."
A charmless collection of 37 prose pieces (including essays, reviews, dialogues, even obituaries) by the Pulitzer Prizewinning composer and writer (Knowing When to Stop: A Memoir, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"Not every story has an environmental undercurrent, but it's hard to miss the warning in the collection as a whole."
Short and sharp, the latest stories from the award-winning British author are as pointed as ever, with many of them pointed toward imminent ecological disaster. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Most of the other subjects—Reginald Hill, Jeremiah Healy, Catherine Aird, and Barbara Neely—hit Herbert's softballs over the fence too. (Foreword by Antonia Fraser)"
Plotting the contemporary mystery is a tough discipline—a discipline most authors of mainstream fiction would rather spare themselves—to judge from the few consensual opinions expressed in the 13 long interviews that Herbert (editor-in-chief of the forthcoming Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing) conducts with writers from P.D. James to Tony Hillerman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHERLOCK by Haab Entertainment
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: March 5, 2014

"A smartly designed treatment of Doyle's London that makes a short story feel full and novelistic. (Requires iOS 6.1 and above.)"
A classic Sherlock Holmes tale gets lavish interactive treatment, with opportunities for sleuthing for readers. Read full book review >

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THE WISHINGTOOTH STORYBOOK ADVENTURE by TRC Family Entertainment
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2014

"The complicated yet predictable storyline and the interactive experience are mostly disappointing. (Requires iPad 2 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 4-7)"
A story about the Tooth Fairy displays an animation aesthetic. Read full book review >

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THE LOST SONG by Daedalic Entertainment
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2013

"The value of art comes through loud and clear in this enjoyable, interactive musical tale. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
A little boy helps his community remember that music is of extreme importance. Read full book review >

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IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: May 22, 2012

"A captivating experience that encourages users to keep coming back for repeat visits."
The inimitable Attenborough conducts a fascinating interactive tour of the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens and its legendary collection of fantastic greenery from around the globe. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Meandering and erratic; rarely imparts any meaningful understanding of the topic it covers."
Another peek inside the unfolding universe of the World Wide Web. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUNAWAY RADISH by Janice Levy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2011

"The Runaway Radish (who, spoiler alert, doesn't exactly make it out of the story intact) is entertainingly chaotic, and this 'Gingerbread Man' variant is a good effort in both Spanish and English. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
Although markedly different in tone and style from most iPad storybook apps (though no less worthy), this English-and-Spanish tale of a food sculptor and a mischievous, fast-moving root vegetable is fun and has some features that make it worth multiple readings. Read full book review >