Search Results: "Pan Piccolo"


BOOK REVIEW

PICCOLO by James Baddock
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1992

"Gratuitously violent yet curiously dull—a pale imitation of an early-Sixties thriller."
Here, in Baddock's latest (Emerald, etc.), a yuppie police detective and pretty police sergeant roll up their sleeves to do battle with an evil multinational conglomerate—one that's trying to foist shoddy techno-goods on a too-trusting United Kingdom. Read full book review >

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JABBERWOCKY by Lewis Carroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Not even Humpty Dumpty could parse this nonsense. (iPad poem app. 6-9)"
A laughably over-the-top rendition of the poem, intended to be spooky. Read full book review >

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THE SING-SONG OF OLD MAN KANGAROO by Rudyard Kipling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 21, 2011

"A well-narrated, interesting tale, but the one-note graphics and limited navigation keep it from the top. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
This Kipling Just So tale features great narration, but the viewer-controlled animation doesn't hold interest for long. Read full book review >

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PETER PAN by Disney Publishing Worldwide
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2012

"Thin soup, but perhaps useful as a prelude to seeing the film for the first time or as a keepsake afterward. (iPad movie storybook app. 4-6)"
So scanty is this condensation of the tale's 1953 Disney version that the mermaids, the Indians (except for Tiger Lily) and even the crocodile make only cameo appearances—but there are plenty of interactive side features to compensate, along with art that looks like it came from a contemporary adaptation. Read full book review >

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PETER PAN by J.M. Barrie
CLASSICS
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"A perfect gift for a family that reads aloud. (Fiction. 5+)"
An unusually large, attractive, unabridged edition with dozens of full-page illustrations and smaller vignettes. Read full book review >

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DEAD PAN by Jane Dentinger
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Add a plus for vintage movie fans."
The fourth in this zingy series featuring New York actress/sleuth Jocelyn O'Roarke (Death Mask, etc.) brings her to Hollywood to work in a TV movie scripted by longtime friend Austin Frost. Read full book review >

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ANOTHER PAN by Daniel Nayeri
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Though this volume stands as a companion, not a sequel, to Another Faust (2009), readers who are unfamiliar with the first book may be confused about the school nurse's true identity. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Peter Pan is reimagined and set at the tony Marlowe School in New York. Read full book review >

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TAI-PAN by James Clavell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 1966

"Publisher promotion, which will be strong, may not even be necessary."
A fat, gusty, commercial historical novel that will most probably sweep the bookstore windows on the strength of its narrative, Tai-Pan is a much better book than Clavell's first, King Rat. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 17, 2011

"Despite a few lulls, an engaging collection that should inspire comfort for the man who cooks while his baby bangs on the pots and pans."
Inspirational, heartwarming tales of fathers in the kitchen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT GOD PAN by Donna Jo Napoli
FICTION
Released: May 13, 2003

"As the tale moves on to Iphigenia's sacrifice at Aulis, the tension ratchets up almost unbearably, and Pan's newly gained understanding provides an elegant and tragic solution. (Fiction. YA)"
When readers first meet Pan, the nature god, he is perfectly happy with his half-god, half-goat nature, enjoying bodily pleasures but unhampered by the complications of love. Read full book review >

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PETER PAN IN SCARLET by Geraldine McCaughrean
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 5, 2006

"Silhouette illustrations à la Arthur Rackham's for Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (1906) not seen. (Q & A) (Fantasy. 11-13, adult)"
In the year's most hyped title for young readers, the much-honored McCaughrean delivers an "authorized" sequel that stays true to the original's style and spirit but speaks to modern sensibilities as well. Read full book review >

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PETER PAN MUST DIE by John Verdon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"Gurney's and Hardwick's outsized egos interfere with good judgment in this otherwise smoothly written novel."
Verdon's successful series—featuring thoughtful, puzzle-solving retired NYPD detective Dave Gurney—adds another chapter with this dark tale of a demented contract killer who becomes entangled with a rich, but disturbed, family. Read full book review >