Search Results: "Naresh Kumar"


BOOK REVIEW

THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION by Lewis Helfand
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"The genesis of world-rocking inventions is often mysterious; their fate upon people not so much, here given a tantalizing if garbled peek, then left unexplored. (Graphic nonfiction. 9-12)"
Helfand brings a propulsive optimism to this graphic account of the Industrial Revolution. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROBINSON CRUSOE by Dan Johnson
adapted by Dan Johnson, illustrated by Naresh Kumar
Released: July 6, 2010

"Passable for young readers fond of action-packed video games but unlikely to inspire interest in the original. (Graphic classic. 10 & up)"
Johnson and Kumar revisit Daniel Defoe's classic castaway tale for the PlayStation generation, creating a survival story told through fast-paced action sequences that barely scratches the surface of the original. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THEY CHANGED THE WORLD by Lewis Helfand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"Give this a pass: much clearer pictures of what DNA does and the strong personalities who were involved in winkling out its secrets are available. (Graphic nonfiction. 11-13)"
The story of the discovery of the structure of DNA, in graphic format. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN by Roland Mann
FICTION
Released: Oct. 19, 2010

"Co-published with its prequel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, adapted by Matt Josdal, illustrated by Brian Shearer (ISBN: 978-93-80028-34-7). (Graphic classic. 12-14)"
This slender graphic adaptation of the Great American Novel preserves some of Twain's language, most of his plot and a good sense of his sardonic take on human society. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GENESIS by Jason Quinn
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Timeless tales retold with a touch less solemnity than usual. (Graphic religion. 10-13)"
A compressed version of the first nine chapters, in comics format with an occasional mighty KRAK-KOOM! to signal divine displeasure.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRANKENSTEIN by Lloyd S. Wagner
adapted by Lloyd S. Wagner, illustrated by Naresh Kumar
FICTION
Released: July 27, 2010

"A satisfyingly haunting introduction to a masterwork of English literature, likely to inspire further interest in all things Frankenstein. (Graphic classic. 10 & up)"
Mary Shelley's horror classic is a story meant to be illustrated. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Despite occasional stumbles, a worthwhile reminder for readers who will recognize his name but may be a little hazy on what he stood for. (Graphic biography. 11-13)"
An inspirational biography in graphic format—highlighting both King's passion for his cause and his devotion to Gandhi's nonviolent methods. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Lemon Spell by Sachin Kumar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2015

"A tale of love and loss with ample atmosphere but underdeveloped characters."
After a tragedy rips her family apart, a woman seeks closure in a witch-filled village in this short novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 24, 2008

"The analysis holds gems for trivia buffs, but little for those seeking a coherent sociopolitical theory."
This academic text is strong on historical context but weak on analysis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 2011

"This fun book uses elements of humorous novels and cartoons to emphasize core elementary standards in a way that will likely appeal to both teachers and students."
The latest in Sathy's (Attack of the Chicken Nugget Man: A California CST Adventure, 2009, etc.) series of test prep titles disguises educational tips in a funny middle-grade reader. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 24, 2010

"Expertly delineates complex scientific issues in nontechnical language, using telling detail to weave together personal, political and scientific elements."
A staggering account of the scientific revolution that still challenges our notions of reality. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PATH WITHOUT DESTINATION by Satish Kumar
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Yet this concrete attention to minutiae also prevents the memoir from becoming mired in the many abstract ideals Kumar embraces, and grounds it in refreshing reality."
Tales from a rich, cross-cultural life by a renowned Indian peace activist. Read full book review >