Search Results: "L. Frank Baum"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

WIZARD OF OZ 3D by L. Frank Baum
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2011

"Overall, readers looking for a quality digital format of a classic story will not be disappointed. (iPad storybook app. 7-11)"
Described by the developers as a "3D audiobook," this unabridged version of the classic tale is really a digital book with good illustrations and optional audio. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

OZ by L. Frank Baum
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2011

"Since facsimile reproductions are available, readers are advised to click their heels together three times and buy a copy of the original book. (iPad storybook app. 7-12)"
Based on Baum's classic, this abridged version is a lackluster adaptation of the original. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL FRANK
by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perhaps you recognize the names of Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. A married couple, they were Hollywood screenwriters responsible for authoring such Oscar-nominated classics as Hud and Norma Rae. Active from the late Forties through the mid-Eighties, the collaborators built a reputation for quality scripts based on their eight films with maverick filmmaker Martin Ritt and their screen adaptations ...


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GOOSEBUMPS
by Leila Roy

When sleep finally comes, I sink into a murky world of shadows. There is a tunnel before me, with bright light in the distance. The ground rumbles. White fog surrounds me. My heart is pounding. Something is coming, but I do not know what, and only feel its presence, a terrible shadow that slithers along the ground, leaving a trail ...

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BOOK REVIEW

GUARDIANS OF THE HIDDEN SCEPTER by Frank L Cole
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"The dire consequences of failing are so exaggerated that solving the puzzles may not be much fun for readers, but those who favor a little fantasy element in their mystery will enjoy the ride. (Adventure. 11-15)"
In this mystery adventure, four star students struggle to save the world when their slightly eccentric teacher vanishes, leaving cryptic messages behind; they have only their ingenuity and expertise to solve the puzzles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO GOOD DEED by Frank L. Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2013

"A touching but overflowing story about family, addiction and perseverance."
Miller's vastmemoir about the legal and personal battles that followed his stepdaughter's expulsion from school for drug use. Read full book review >