Search Results: "Shape Minds and Moving Images GmbH"


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PETE AND THE SECRET OF FLYING by Shape Minds and Moving Images GmbH
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2011

"A technologically respectable app that's grounded by a subpar and potentially problematic storyline. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
An avian iconoclast rises above conventional mores to find his bliss and enlighten others. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2012

"This spectacular synthesis of elements creates magic on the iPad. Parents and kids won't want to tear themselves away. (iPad music app. 3-10)"
A melodious music app combines artistic creativity with top-notch execution. Read full book review >

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IMAGES AND SHADOWS by Iris Origo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 1999

IMAGES AND SHADOWSPart of a LifeOrigo, Iris Read full book review >

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IMAGES AND WORDS by Vroni  Hovaguimian
Released: Feb. 26, 2015

"Delightful, magical, and beautiful—should be a classic."
This lovely book shows children how different cultures and times have depicted simple concepts—rain, cat, chair, etc.—in works of art. Read full book review >

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HEARTS AND MINDS by Hannah Gurman
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"These sharp criticisms of the methods and consequences of counterinsurgency campaigns merit serious consideration."
A collection of essays on counterinsurgency highlighting the "cognitive dissonance" in foreign policy of America's refusal to acknowledge the implications of its chosen role as successor to Europe's colonial powers. Read full book review >

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Shape, Shine and Shadow by John Benacre
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2016

"An IRA protagonist perhaps too smart for his pursuers, but the recurring character is always entertaining."
The failure of a resurgent Irish Republican Army-planned bombing in 2016 London puts an Irishman on the run from both MI5 and his boss in Benacre's (McCann, 2015, etc.) thriller. Read full book review >

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IMAGES by Ingmar Bergman
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"All told, stronger than his autobiography, The Magic Lantern (1988). (More than 200 b&w photographs)"
Warmly appealing, indispensable review of all his films by Swedish filmmaker Bergman as he sits down to look at each one, many of which he's not seen for 30 or 40 years. Read full book review >

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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 >

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FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1986

"The dark tone is reminiscent of Sendak's Outside Over There but this is longer and more complex, with more adult than child appeal."
This epic poem is an outgrowth of the stories a famous poet told his little daughter; it is a very personal book; Dickey's adult readers will share his enjoyment in "mythologizing" his own child. Read full book review >

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THE SHAPE OF ME AND OTHER STUFF by Dr. Seuss
FICTION
Released: July 12, 1973

"Flabby."
Whoever is wearing Dr. Seuss' hat these days, his jog-along easy-reading list of shapes and his conventionally corky silhouettes can't shape up to Geisel's inspired zaniness. Read full book review >