Search Results: "Lalit Kumar Singh"


BOOK REVIEW

400 BC:  THE STORY OF THE TEN THOUSAND by Lewis Helfand
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 31, 2011

"Fans of Frank Miller's epic 300 (1999) may be lured by the similar title, but will come away disappointed. (Graphic novel. 12-15)"
Despite plenty of spattered blood and armored warriors sporting the oversized thews of Conanlike barbarians, this fictionalized graphic rendition of Xenophon's Anabasis fails to give the renowned retreat much life or drama—or even to tell a coherent story. Read full book review >

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HARRY HOUDINI by C.E.L. Welsh
BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 27, 2010

"Skip this altogether and grab Jason Lutes and Nick Bertozzi's exquisite—and better-researched—Houdini: The Handcuff King (2007). (Graphic biography. 9-12)"
A clumsy graphic biography of the renowned illusionist. Read full book review >

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MOBY DICK by Lance Stahlberg
adapted by Lance Stahlberg, illustrated by Lalit Kumar Singh
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 13, 2010

"Though an also-ran next to the versions of comics legends Will Eisner (2001) and Bill Sienkiewicz (1990), it's absorbing enough—and the biographical introduction and closing pages on whaling ships and sperm whales provide a nice veneer of historical context. (Graphic fiction. 11-13)"
In this slender graphic adaptation of Melville's magnum opus, Ishmael, Queequeg and the rest of the uniformly burly, steely-eyed whalers are strong presences in Singh's art—at least until their pale, gargantuan nemesis shows up to scatter them and their ship as flotsam across the waves. Read full book review >

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THE BEAUTIFUL GAME by Jason Quinn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Do these loose ends portend a sequel? More troublemaking and bigotry? Perhaps Sandford will take up yoga. Now that might spark some inspired storytelling. (Graphic fiction. 10-16)"
Soccer (aka, to most of the world, football) at its apex is a beautiful game, but despite its title, in Quinn's story readers get a lot more dirty play, errant behavior, and hooliganism. Read full book review >

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THE BEATLES by Jason Quinn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A lively and informal look at the young Beatles. (Beatles facts) (Graphic biography. 10-14)"
This introduction to the Beatles during their formative years in the late 1950s and early '60s reveals their struggle to reach "the toppermost of the poppermost" of the rock-music world. Read full book review >

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WORLD WAR ONE by Alan Cowsill
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 20, 2014

"Brutally explicit visuals add immediacy to a serviceable but not exceptional historical overview. (maps, sheet music) (Graphic fiction/nonfiction hybrid. 11-14)"
Graphic in both senses, a history of the War to End All Wars with a fictional overlay. Read full book review >

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IN DEFENSE OF THE REALM by Sanjay Deshpande
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2011

"Despite occasional action sequences and all the skin, readers will be yawning. (Graphic info-novel. 11-13)"
An info-comic wrapped in a sketchy, overloaded plotline, this historical tale chronicles a fictional clash between the ancient Indus Valley kingdoms and an invading army of Akkadians. Read full book review >

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DEEP SINGH BLUE by Ranbir Singh Sidhu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"A heart-wrenching coming-of-age tale in which survival depends more on compassion than rebellion."
Sixteen-year-old Indian-American Deep Singh is at a crossroads. Well, several crossroads, actually. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 6, 2010

"The series kickoff (and adult-fiction debut) from prolific children's author Flint effectively captures the color and vigor but also the clichés of vintage whodunits."
A retro sleuth attempts to save a femme fatale from being framed. Read full book review >

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STEP UP TO THE PLATE, MARIA SINGH by Uma Krishnaswami
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"A loving look at a slice of American life new to children's books. (Historical fiction. 9-13)"
Krishnaswami offers a peek into the life of Maria Singh and her loving family in Yuba City, California, in 1945. Read full book review >

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THE HUNT FOR MAAN SINGH by Hipólito Acosta
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 30, 2016

"Certainly flawed but moderately informative and entertaining."
The account of two Immigration and Naturalization Service officers who helped bring down a human trafficking operation that spanned the globe. Read full book review >