Search Results: "Epic Tales"


BOOK REVIEW

HANSEL AND GRETEL ANIMATED STORYBOOK by Epic Tales
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2012

"Set apart by outstanding visuals and a tongue-in-cheek tone, if lacking the psychodrama of more traditional variants. (iPad storybook app. 8-11)"
Illustrations and animations done in a style strongly reminiscent of classic Disney feature-length cartoons boost this rendition of the tale over the zillions of other digital versions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EPIC by Conor Kostick
FICTION
Released: April 5, 2007

"The thought-provoking ending is oddly beautiful. (Science fiction. YA)"
Kostick offers an engaging examination of an agrarian society whose economy and legal system operate inside a planet-wide computer game. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EPIC FAIL by Kevin Serwacki
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"An open end promises more martial arts mischief in Volume 3…it's hard to imagine what trope's yet untapped, though. (Adventure. 9-12)"
Ninja tea ceremony: hot tea, sweet cakes, terrified screams, certain death…. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EPIC SLOTH by Philip Gaber
Released: June 15, 2013

"Often engaging dispatches from the edge of postmodern alienation."
Gaber (Between Eden and the Open Road, 2012), in his latest novel, offers up a portrait of a lost, disaffected young man. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EPIC CLIMBS by John  Cleare
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2011

"Armchair climbers who can weather the random-feeling arrangement of pictures and the overall absence of narrative flow are in for thrills. (Informational browsing item. 11-13)"
In a helter-skelter scrapbook format, Cleare, a veteran mountaineer, profiles five of the world's most renowned mountains—K2, the Eiger, the Matterhorn, Everest and Mount McKinley—and identifies some of the major historical expeditions to their summits. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"In the end, a book better suited to baseball historians than to casual fans of the game. (31 illustrations, not seen)"
paper 1-55849-147-3 A historian's dispassionate and sometimes arcane approach takes the edge off of one of baseball's most exciting years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 17, 1992

"WW II-era historians may benefit from the welter of facts and figures; most readers, though, will find Twichell's account as tedious as a Yukon winter. (Illustrations—not seen.)"
Plodding, statistics-clogged account of the construction of the Alcan Highway, hacked out of the Canadian/Alaskan wilderness by the US military and private contractors during the early, anxiety- filled days of WW II. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EPIC GAME by William Kowalski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2016

"Although Kowalski (The Innocence Device, 2014, etc.) drives this brief tale toward an inevitable conclusion, it's still an agreeable journey with a smart, sassy heroine who's not nearly as tough as she likes to think she is."
A professional poker player gets a surprising legacy from her only friend. Read full book review >

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AMY & ROGER’S EPIC DETOUR by Morgan Matson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 4, 2010

"Appealing to Sarah Dessen, Deb Caletti, Cecil Castellucci fans and the like, this entertaining and thoughtful summertime road trip serves up slices of America with a big scoop of romance on the side. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
After a recent car accident claimed her father's life, high-school actress Amy refuses to drive anywhere, so her mother arranges for rising college sophomore Roger, the son of a family friend, to drive Amy and the family car from their house for sale in California to a new home in Connecticut. Read full book review >

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EPIC MEASURES by Jeremy N. Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2015

"A fascinating account of a charismatic visionary who successfully battles the convoluted politics of international health bureaucracies."
Smith (Growing a Garden City, 2010) a freelance journalist who covers health and environmental issues for Discover, the Chicago Tribune and other leading publications, chronicles an ambitious project to collect comparative data on global health issues.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EPIC VOYAGES by Robyn Mundy
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2011

"Just the ticket for armchair explorers. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Here is an instance of book design being as exciting as the subject matter, and this subject matter is pretty wild stuff: the legendary and legendarily hellacious voyages of Ferdinand Magellan, James Cook, Ernest Shackleton, Thor Heyerdahl and Francis Chichester. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2007

"A balanced, reader-friendly re-creation of the origins, progress, thrills and perils attending a prestigious race, desperately important at the time, only dimly remembered today."
From the Soviet Union's Sputnik to the United States' Apollo 11, the exciting competition between Cold War superpowers to dominate space. Read full book review >