Search Results: "Audois & Alleuil Editions"


BOOK REVIEW

THE POPPIN PRINCESS by Leïla Brient
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 11, 2013

"Perhaps it's not for everyone, but there's a lot to admire. For adults and kids who find it funny, it will be a total gas. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
An unusual princess from a faraway land breaks barriers (and wind) in a gorgeously illustrated and humorous fairy tale. Read full book review >

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SARILA by CarpeDiem Film & TV
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 26, 2014

"The story will appeal to young readers with its classic hero's-journey structure, but the app retelling is wordy, and the lack of interaction will likely leave them disenchanted. (iPad storybook app. 6-10)"
Animation? Check. Heroes and villains? Check. A new blockbuster? Not really. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MILK GIRL by Piga and Ponda
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2012

"Though the folk tale and its moral are easily recognizable, the story itself is hogwash. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
A modern adaptation of "The Milkmaid and Her Pail," this classic folk tale portrays the perils of counting chickens before they've hatched. Read full book review >

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FIFTY YEARS A HOOKER by Frank and Jeanette Mundus
NON-FICTION
Released: June 27, 2005

"There's a bigger fish swimming somewhere beneath this Ahab narrative, but the authors are never quite able to land it."
A candid, autobiographical fish tale. Read full book review >

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THE LONG ROAD TO PARIS by Ed and Janet Howle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 6, 2011

"Fast cars, fast women and fast thinking comprise this solid, utterly entertaining thriller."
Driving a Volkswagen Beetle with an alternative engine-technology, an engineer races from New York to Paris and tries to outwit those bent on stealing the car. Read full book review >

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MOOMIN AND THE LOST BELONGINGS by Riina and Sami Kaarla
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2013

"Should future updates improve the navigation, add the complete text and correct the huge typo on the title screen, this will be a Moominmust. (iPad storybook app. 4-6)"
New Moominapps are always welcome, but this one's not quite ready for prime time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 24, 2009

"A worthy primer in turning perception on its head to see ourselves afresh."
A course in learning how to see ourselves with greater clarity, via reflections from the world around us. Read full book review >

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Released: June 21, 2005

"A wholly successful guidebook that transcends its advertised orientation."
Atlanta residents McAuley and Burkhalter extol the virtues of their city to gay residents and out-of-town visitors. Read full book review >

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A CELEBRATION OF BEATRIX POTTER by Frederick Warne & Co.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Enjoyable perusing; best as an adult coffee-table book. (Nonfiction. 9-16)"
Alongside some of Beatrix Potter's own work, 32 contemporary author/illustrators each offer a testimonial and a piece of original art in homage to this grande dame of children's books. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REIMAGINING INDIA by McKinsey & Company
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 19, 2013

"Thoughts on the Bollywood 'dream machine' and what successful Indian émigrés in America can impart to those back home round out this clear, illuminating study for all readers, business and academic."
From the proficient team that put together Reimagining Japan comes another concise, timely compendium. Read full book review >

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GLORIA JEAN by Scott and Jan MacGillivray
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2005

"A must read for film buffs, and will hopefully stimulate further discussion of Gloria Jean's work."
The first full-length biography of a gifted film and singing star of the ‘40s and ‘50s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 24, 2008

"An intriguing verbal challenge that requires lots of patience."
A unique puzzle book takes word games up a notch. Read full book review >