Search Results: "Moving Tales Inc"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PEDLAR LADY OF GUSHING CROSS by Jacqueline O. Rogers
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2010

"A magisterial rendition, with the digital bells and whistles kept firmly in service to the story. (source note) (iPad storybook app. 7-11)"
A stately animated version of a traditional wisdom tale better known as "The Pedlar of Swaffham," or "The Treasure." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE UNWANTED GUEST by Jacqueline O. Rogers
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Strongly atmospheric art and story-centered design give this a leg up over more gamelike apps, but wait for an update with better editing. (source note) (iPad storybook app. 7-11)"
Uneven synchronization of animations and voiceovers mar this retelling of a Yiddish tale about an old man driven out of his house when Poverty takes up residence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS TOO SHALL PASS by Jacqueline O. Rogers
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 13, 2011

"A creative, thought-provoking examination of the deeper questions in life, as told from a Buddhist perspective. (iPad storybook app. 8-12)"
A melancholic king discovers the secret to happiness and contentment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOVING by Michael Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A familiar drama, developed with unusual sensitivity and style. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A cat that treasures its independence (``No one knows what I do./No one knows where I go'') and its freedom to choose when to join its humans (``they have me to tickle,/I have their laps'') suffers the indignities of a move. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRINCESSES, INC.  by Mari Mancusi
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 18, 2017

"Lightweight, disposable fun. (Fiction. 9-12)"
News that YouTube star and fan-fiction hero Collin Prince will be a special guest at a comic convention sends Hailey, 13, and her three besties scrambling to finance a trip to Comicpalooza. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WISHWORKS, INC.  by Stephanie Tolan
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"In the end, not too surprisingly, Max's other wishes also come true in sweet and satisfying ways. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
If wishes were horses…no, wait. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVIL, INC. by Glenn Kaplan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"On the downside, there's little mystery, less danger to the hero and a clunky prose style that makes Joseph Finder, who owns this territory, sound like Proust."
A rising exec intent on clawing his way to the top finds that the claws of his competitors and apparent allies are sharper than his in this high-fatality, low-suspense thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A thought-provoking and accessible forecast of strange times to come."
Will China soon own the world? Perhaps. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WATER INC. by Varda Burstyn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"A flustering cautionary tale, the first in a trilogy, rolling with intrigue and suspense."
Canadian Burstyn (The Rites of Men, not reviewed), a public policy consultant, tenders a sharp tale of hydrological reengineering—the theft of water—in a prescient and illuminating thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"It's rarely pretty, but Piazza ably demonstrates the celebrity machine's remarkable efficiency in getting us to give it our money."
Entertainment journalist Piazza dissects the industrialization of fame in the age of celebrity. Read full book review >