Search Results: "L. Frank Baum"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 11, 1992

"Bibliographies; index. (Biography. 9+)"
An impressively researched account of Baum's variegated career as writer, actor, impresario, filmmaker, and devoted family man, whose health and finances were both often precarious. Read full book review >

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THE WIZARD OF OZ by L. Frank Baum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Actually, her paintings lead readers gracefully into the pages, to be surprised and entertained by the story they only think they know from the movie. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Zwerger (illustrator of Theodor Storm's Little Hobbin, 1995, etc.) creates characters who may, if not erase the MGM cast from the collective conscious of US readers, make them share some space therein. Read full book review >

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OZBOOK by L. Frank Baum
by L. Frank Baum, adapted and illustrated by Eglé Urbonaviciuté, developed by Slypot
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: July 20, 2011

"A worthy interactive update of the beloved classic. (iPad storybook app. 5 & up)"
With the help of often-brilliant interactive elements, this 17-chapter abridgement manages to update the language while staying true to Baum's original story. Read full book review >

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FRANK by James Kaplan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"Ring-a-ding-ding!"
For better and worse, this ambitiously epic biography of Frank Sinatra (1915-1998) reads like a movie biopic. Read full book review >

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DOROTHY AND THE WIZARD IN OZ by L. Frank Baum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2013

"An enjoyable continuation of the series, it raises high hopes for the subsequent volumes. (Graphic adaptation. 10 & up)"
Dorothy and her friends, both old and new, return to Oz in this illustrated whimsical adventure. Read full book review >

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THE WIZARD OF OZ by L. Frank Baum
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"By no means a substitute for the original, but certainly a worthy companion, and well able to stand on its own. (Graphic novel. 8+)"
A lively and charming adaptation of the quintessential American fairytale. Read full book review >

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THE WIZARD OF OZ by L. Frank Baum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Regrettably mediocre. (Graphic classic. 8-12)"
This new version of an oft-adapted work brings little to the table. Read full book review >

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FRANK by Barney Frank
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 2015

"Much more entertaining than most political memoirs, Frank's story isn't just revealing; it may be the most fun you can have reading about the United States Congress."
Now that the fiery, occasionally dyspeptic congressman has left office, he lets the air out in a memoir that feels like it's just the thing the long-serving politician has wanted to publish. Read full book review >

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FRANK by L.J. Alonge
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"More than just sports stories, the books in the series are about characters trying to find their ways in life. (Fiction. 12-18)"
The third book in the Blacktop series features Frank Torres as he navigates the courts (basketball and law), streets, and classrooms of his hometown of Oakland, California. Read full book review >

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FRANK by Connah Brecon
by Connah Brecon, illustrated by Connah Brecon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Zany but forgettable. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This helpful little bear is such a good Samaritan that he's always late for school. Read full book review >

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MERRY GO ROUND IN OZ by Eloise McGraw
Released: Oct. 22, 1963

"Even the fantasy alerted child would find himself confused by allusions and assumptions of familiarity with vague sources of- dare we call it- inspiration?"
Strange amalgam. Read full book review >