Search Results: "Edward Castronova"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 29, 2007

"Fails to consider the possibility that the fun society may turn out to be a dystopia."
The migration of millions of people to the virtual worlds of massive multiplayer games will lead to public-policy changes in the real world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 2014

"A controversial thesis with potentially broader implications for the future of banking and global corporations."
Castronova (Telecommunications and Cognitive Science/Indiana Univ.; Exodus to the Virtual World: How Online Fun Is Changing Reality, 2007, etc.) speculates on how the expansion of virtual currencies is transforming money and potentially banking. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOULSHAM by Edward Carey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 7, 2015

"A story wondrous fine, full of terrors and marvels. (Horror. 11 & up)"
The middle volume of the Iremonger trilogy escalates in both suspense and strangeness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I SPY ON THE FARM by Edward Gibbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A format that engages, entertains and delights—for the third time in a row. Let's hope for more. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Gibbs brings a new guessing game (I Spy with My Little Eye, 2011; I Spy Under the Sea, 2012) to the youngest set. Read full book review >

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LITTLE ACORN GROWS UP by Edward Gibbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"Unfortunate and inappropriate. (Board book. 3-4)"
Mouse, squirrel, bird, rabbit, boar and deer all wonder what an acorn will become, and it promises to feed and shelter these animals once it is grown. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIREBOY TO THE RESCUE! by Edward  Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"A little late for Fire Safety Week, but surely one to keep in mind for next October. (Informational picture book. 4-9)"

BOOK REVIEW

THE TOOTH BOOK by Edward  Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"This is one that kids can really sink their teeth into. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
Miller presents all things toothy in this fascinating and funny introduction to teeth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHNNY ON THE SPOT by Edward Sorel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Sorel's artwork acts almost as a time machine itself; it has the character and energy to lift readers from their seats and set them down in the Big Apple some 70 years ago. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In a wonderful, transporting story, set in New York City during the early 1900s, Johnny has just listened to the last gasps of his old radio. Read full book review >

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BAD APPLE'S PERFECT DAY by Edward Hemingway
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2014

"Though Mac's 'bad apple' moniker is strictly marketing, his core belief that it is 'never too late to turn things around' is a nutritious notion. (Picture book. 6-8)"
An outing doesn't quite go as planned for Mac the apple and his resident worm, Will—first met in Bad Apple (2012) and still best buds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUMP IN THE NIGHT by Edward Hemingway
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: June 1, 2008

"While the field is certainly crowded, it seems likely that this offbeat entry just may find an appreciative audience. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Sporting an Elvis 'do and clutching his teddy bear, young Billy confronts his fears and finds that a bump in the night doesn't have to be scary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEET STINKY MAGEE by Edward Sokol
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2000

"Be gone, Stinky. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Artist Sokol makes an appalling writing debut with a book in which bold and colorful illustrations dude up what is meant, obviously, to be a naïvely magical text. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BACKSEAT BUCKAROO by Edward Valfre
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"Valfre's first book is well worth the trip, and a real find for children on the way to their own backseat adventures. (Picture book. 5+)"
A young child on a car trip out West makes up a fantastic story based on eccentric examples of American roadside architecture observed out of the backseat window. Read full book review >