Search Results: "Little Airplane Productions"


BOOK REVIEW

RED & YELLOW'S NOISY NIGHT by Josh Selig
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"The book contains a worthy message but is disappointingly without nuance. For a more meaningful and engaging story about friendship, conflict and compromise, use Ribbit Rabbit by Candace Ryan, illustrated by Mike Lowery (2010). (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this adaptation of the animated short The Olive Branch: Sleep, Red wants to play his "strummy" loudly while Yellow wants to sleep—a situation that leads to a quarrel. Read full book review >

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GORILLA BAND by Wasabi Productions
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2013

"Slick graphics, decent interaction, solid storytelling, flawed story. (iPad storybook app, 3-7)"
Two reluctant music students join forces with several jammin' jungle musicians to form a band. Read full book review >

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THE NEW NORMAL by Ashley Little
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"Readers who tough it out with her on the journey will be rewarded by the destination. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A low-key portrait of grief and endurance. Read full book review >

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DANCING THROUGH THE SNOW by Jean Little
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"While this could have been a tearjerker—the depth of suffering Min has endured is enormous—there is sufficient humor and excitement to leaven and relieve the pathos. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Having lived with foster families since she was abandoned at age three, Min knows how to protect herself from the pain of not being wanted. Read full book review >

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THE BELONGING PLACE by Jean Little
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

A young Scottish orphan suffers doubts about the completeness of her acceptance into her adopted family in this pointed but comforting novel, set in the middle of the 19th century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ACTING OUT by Benilde Little
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2003

"Rambling treatment of a very familiar theme, from second-novelist Little (Good Hair, 1996), whose highly personal style gives it some flava."
Husband leaves, wife gets a life. Read full book review >

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ANATOMY OF A GIRL GANG by Ashley Little
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 13, 2014

"Both gripping and moving, for those who can stomach the violence. (Fiction. 15-18)"
In a bleak tale, simply and eloquently told, five girls form a Vancouver street gang. Read full book review >

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WILLOW AND TWIG by Jean Little
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Emotionally absorbing, with a somewhat convenient ending, but satisfying all the same. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A sad and unfortunate situation of child abandonment and abuse is turned around in a consuming story that offers realism, hope, and psychological fortitude. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2012

"An entertaining and enlightening book from a brainy, foul-mouthed and very funny tour guide."
A multiethnic cross-country trip with a smart and saucy pedant at the wheel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STEEL TOES by Eddie Little
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 5, 2001

"You shouldn't like this stuff, but it's such a rush."
A young life of spectacular crime and drugs nearly leads to a life of writing—but merciful fate and powerful addictions intervene. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE by Eddie Little
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"The stages of addiction have seldom been so vividly drawn. (Film rights to Miramax; author tour)"
A gutsy, fresh, and fierce drug novel, something like walking over broken glass barefoot, by first-novelist and former addict Little. Read full book review >