Search Results: "Kai-feng Kama Bookstore"


BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE ORIOLE by Jianxin Zhou
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 29, 2012

"Part story, part literary rumination, part introduction to an artistic technique, this is more a compendium than an integrated app. Still, there are rewards here for reflective readers. (author blurb) (iPad storybook app. 6-9)"
A confusingly organized import with aural and visual appeal aplenty features a small bird on a long journey and an unusual hands-on project. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TURTLE IS GETTING MARRIED by Qiao-Mei Li
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2012

"A charming tale, but not seaworthy enough to bear the heaping cargo of cultural information it's plainly designed to carry. (strip index) (iPad storybook/informational app. 7-10)"
An original, folkloric tale set in Taiwan and positively festooned with maps, games and nonfiction side articles—but much in need of better translation and proofreading. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Everyone who really loves books loves bookstores, and anyone who loves bookstores will appreciate this labor of love."
A celebration of the independent bookstore by 84 authors who consider them personally and culturally indispensable and who find the ones they favor thriving and vital, despite common impressions to the contrary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 20, 2004

"A slim but invigorating guide to an appealing and promising concept."
A college instructor shares his plan to help independent bookstores survive: shopping trips specially designed for-and marketed to-tourist readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KAMA SENSE MARKETING by Jacob Levy
Released: May 4, 2010

"An intriguing business manual with an offbeat marketing message."
A marketing expert couples Kama Sutra romantic love with modern business practices to create an unusual plan for brand success. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOKSTORE VALENTINE by Barbara Maitland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"EWSLUGRU Afraid, and Spooktacular Love Stories. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
The characters from Bookstore Ghost (1998) and Bookstore Burglar (2001) return with a new character and a love story. Mr. Brown's bookstore is a busy place, despite its rather limited selection of "only ghost books." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KAI TO THE RESCUE! by Audrey Penn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"An oft-told tale in fire-truck form. It's earnest, but it fizzles. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When a tiny green-and-white pumper joins the fire crew, the captain truck doubts his abilities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FENG SHUI DETECTIVE by Nury Vittachi
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 20, 2004

"An entertaining debut, with a zany but affectionate multicultural mix."
A Singapore feng shui master is well along in his magnum opus, Some Gleanings of Oriental Wisdom, when he realizes he may have to glean some Occidental wisdom from his unasked-for teenaged intern. Read full book review >