Search Results: "Intelligent Art Team"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGIC GALOSHES by Hans Christian Andersen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Klutzy translation aside, most of Andersen's literary flourishes are left intact, and they are nicely complemented by both the visuals and the interactive elements. (iPad storybook app. 8-11)"
A lightly abridged, lushly illustrated version of Andersen's satirical tale, with diversions aplenty for tap-happy audiences and a text in serious need of further copy editing. Read full book review >

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LIBBY AND THE CLASS ELECTION by Shana Muldoon Zappa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"It's enough better than the first to give some hope for the next 10 books. (Fantasy. 7-11)"
Immediately following (and published simultaneously with) Sage and the Journey to Wishworld (2015), people-pleasing Star Darling Libby travels to the Wishworld to grant a wish during student-council elections.Read full book review >

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SAGE AND THE JOURNEY TO WISHWORLD by Shana Muldoon Zappa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Complicated, retrograde, and very sparkly. (Fantasy. 7-11)"
A new student at the academy for Wish-Granters joins a specially selected group for secret missions. Read full book review >

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FOR THE TERM OF HIS NATURAL LIFE by NoHo Productions App Team
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Oct. 11, 2012

"A ham-fisted multimedia adaptation of an otherwise absorbing tale of human endurance."
Marcus Clarke's sprawling Victorian saga of an innocent man exiled to an Australian penal colony suffers from a multimedia experience that manages to dilute attention rather than enhancing the original source material. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The quirky Nevada we've never really known, told convincingly."
Slim first collection that goes into unexplored territory both on the map and in the heart. Read full book review >

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LEAVING HOME by Art Buchwald
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 1994

"The rest of the story can't come soon enough. (First serial to Parade)"
Humorist Buchwald turns serious, albeit not wholly so, in this affecting memoir of his painful youth and early manhood. Read full book review >

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BREAKDOWNS by Art Spiegelman
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

"Fans of graphic novels in general and Spiegelman in particular will savor this."
A reissue of the graphic artist's early, little-seen volume shows his formative work, while an extensive forword and afterword provide autobiographical context. Read full book review >

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OPEN ME...I'M A DOG! by Art Spiegelman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1997

"It's a winning conceit, with ingenuous tongue-in-cheek illustrations, though, like Lane Smith's Happy Hocky Family (1993), some will find that much of the humor is pitched over the heads of its target audience. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Spiegelman (Maus, 1986, etc.) tries his hand at a picture book—it looks and smells like a book, but it earnestly (dare one say doggedly?) assures its readers that it's actually a puppy, transformed by an annoyed wizard after a series of mishaps. Read full book review >

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JACK AND THE BOX by Art Spiegelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2008

"There's a lot going on beneath the surface, though, and this may have some therapeutic value for older children too. (Graphic early reader. 4-8)"
A long way from Dick and Jane, this near-primer tries hard, and with at least some success, to rob a scary toy of its power to frighten a youngster. Read full book review >

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THE KNIGHTS OF BOO'GAR by Art Roche
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A definite pick for fans of goo reading. (Fantasy. 8-10)"
Knightly adventure isn't all that flows following the literal "kid"-napping of Princess Phlema's beloved goat. Read full book review >