Search Results: "Amar Chitra Katha Pvt. Ltd."


BOOK REVIEW

RAMAYANA by Gitanjali Rao
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"In the rush to digital storytelling, traditional tales are being used as sources, but without creative injections of technology, the medium doesn't enhance the message: Skip it. (iPad storybook. 5-9)"
Has anything been added to the classic Hindu epic of kidnapping, rescue and true love in this latest incarnation? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 24, 1994

"This could be a good resource for women's studies and young feminists, though despite its acuity, it won't provide much new information to those readers already up-to-date on feminist politics."
Most of the essays collected here (and previously published in The Nation, The New Yorker, and elsewhere) bring an important critical, often feminist, perspective to controversial issues: sex and sexuality, children and families, abortion and motherhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEARNING TO DRIVE by Katha Pollitt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"Thoroughly enjoyable reading for anyone, feminist or not, who likes bright, funny, opinionated writing."
A collection of savvy, witty essays, more personal than political, from a feminist known for her social and cultural commentary. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 6, 2001

"Biting, entertaining, erudite—destined to annoy, but also perhaps challenge, the politically correct on the right or the left."
The always provocative essayist for The Nation presents a collection of her biweekly columns dating from 1994 to fall 2000—including impeachment but before chads. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 20, 2006

"Should be required reading for the left and the right: You may not agree with Pollitt, but you can't dismiss her."
Pollitt (Subject to Debate, 2001, etc.) takes no prisoners and suffers no fools in her third collection of sharp, insightful columns. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRO by Katha Pollitt
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Pollitt's cogent opinion presents potent testimony on a woman's right to choose."
A pro-choice proponent delivers a dramatic, persuasive argument for abortion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TALKING ABC by Jutiful Ltd.
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2013

"These appealing creatures will draw preschoolers back for repeated readings and exposure to letter names and sounds—a winning combination. (iPad alphabet app. 2-6)"
While ABC apps are certainly plentiful, these playful Claymation-style critters will bring giggles and multiple readings. Read full book review >

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JACK'S SECRET MONSTER by GameDigits Ltd.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2012

"It's a message harried parents will appreciate but which even very young readers may feel lacks nuance. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Poor design choices and an unconvincing story hobble an attempt to create a Choose Your Own Adventure-style story about a boy and a mess-making monster in his house. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAW OF THE LAND by Akhil Reed Amar
NON-FICTION
Released: April 14, 2015

"A provocative, consistently interesting take on our constitutional history."
In the third volume of a series that assesses the Constitution from varying perspectives, a law professor approaches the document geographically, examining it through the prism of the states. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PALACE OF ILLUSIONS by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2008

"An ambitious project effectively executed."
Divakaruni (Queen of Dreams, 2005, etc.) offers a quasi-feminist retelling of the great Hindu text known as the Mahabharata. Read full book review >

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PATTAN'S PUMPKIN by Chitra Soundar
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A whimsical traditional flood story for comparative-religion shelves. (Picture book/religion. 3-6)"
This flood story is based on a traditional tale told by the Irula people of South India, who, according to the author's note, view themselves as descendants of the titular Pattan. Read full book review >

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FARMER FALGU GOES ON A TRIP by Chitra Soundar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A quiet discovery that home is best. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Falgu, an Indian farmer, is trying to escape his noisy farm. Read full book review >