Search Results: "Scholar & Saint"


BOOK REVIEW

PLUG AND THE PADDYWHACKS by Scholar & Saint
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2011

"Especially for an app aimed at young readers, it's a pleasant surprise that its subtext of loss and redemption is so resonant. So what if it's wrapped in an accessible, candy-colored package? (iPad storybook app. 4-12)"
A surprisingly deep story about freedom and rebellion wrapped in a cuddly adventure featuring space creatures, this episodic app so far is on the right track. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE PRINCE by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Released: April 6, 1943

"They are being printed in color — and the text simultaneously, in French and English."
The door's wide open on my guess as to how this will sell. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2008

"Saint Sing's journeyman skills don't do full justice to the high drama of this tale of grit, teamwork and Olympic sportsmanship."
A U.S. Naval Academy crew stuns the rowing world by upsetting the British team at the 1920 Olympics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUNDAY by Synthia Saint James
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Very young members of the picture-book set may want to connect more directly with the people pictured and grow weary of the facelessness, but older children will find the bold use of color and shapes appealing. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The design is the thing in this celebration of the activities of an African-American family, by the illustrator of Karen English's Neeny Coming, Neeny Going (1995). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TUKAMA TOOTLES THE FLUTE by Phillis Gershator
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Endnote on sources and local references. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-7)"

BOOK REVIEW

NO MIRRORS IN MY NANA'S HOUSE by Ysaye M. Barnwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Every scene embraces the exultations of the text; every page is an affectionate study in color, and an enhancement of Barnwell's words. (CD, not heard) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Barnwell's resplendent, inspiring sentiments are a perfect read-aloud or sing-along, and readers will instantly warm to the joyous protagonist, taught by her Nana to celebrate life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 6, 2013

"An introspective plan for those looking to break the cycle of failed relationships."
In his seventh book, Saint Rain (4 Tools of Emotional Healing, 2012, etc.) aims to help readers reconsider what they're searching for in a loving relationship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAFAYETTE by Gonzague Saint Bris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2010

"Despite uneven prose and an erratic structure, Saint Bris provides an enthusiastic portrayal of this 'Hero of Two Worlds.'"
A spirited, though awkwardly translated, reappraisal of a vital figure of the American and French Revolutions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SARILA by CarpeDiem Film & TV
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 26, 2014

"The story will appeal to young readers with its classic hero's-journey structure, but the app retelling is wordy, and the lack of interaction will likely leave them disenchanted. (iPad storybook app. 6-10)"
Animation? Check. Heroes and villains? Check. A new blockbuster? Not really. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MILK GIRL by Piga and Ponda
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2012

"Though the folk tale and its moral are easily recognizable, the story itself is hogwash. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
A modern adaptation of "The Milkmaid and Her Pail," this classic folk tale portrays the perils of counting chickens before they've hatched. Read full book review >