Search Results: "See Here Studios"


BOOK REVIEW

FAM BAM by See Here Studios
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2012

"Not the most inventive tale, but an earnest one that addresses the idea of respecting others' musical palates. Brandy fans will love it. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
Rhythm-and-blues singer Brandy Norwood joins her brother and parents to tell an animated story about competing musical tastes. Read full book review >

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THE THREE PANDAS by Valerie Mih
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2011

"But the design is clever, and the visuals (along with the unfailingly adorable pandas themselves) make it worth a look. (iPad storybook app. 2-7)"
A modern take on "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" features a charming style of animation and a lovable family of pandas. Read full book review >

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THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE: REMATCH by Wallace E. Keller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Overall, perseverance, patience and good sportsmanship rule the day in this colorful sequel. (iPad storybook app. 4-7)"
Does slow and steady still win the race? In this extended version of the timeless children's tale, there's a hare more to the story...and to the answer. Read full book review >

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SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN by Lisa See
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2005

"A keenly imagined journey into the women's quarters."
A nuanced exploration of women's friendship and women's writing in a remote corner of Imperial China. Read full book review >

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HANSEL AND GRETEL by Yasmin Studios
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2010

"Quick, somebody scoop up those breadcrumbs. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
Not unlike creepy-eyed dolls that never seem quite as cute as they're meant to be, there's something a little off about this adaptation of the Brothers Grimm tale. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"American culture. (Author tour)"
Despite some unanswered questions, a copiously researched history and a page-turning read. Read full book review >

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MAKING HISTORY by Carolyn See
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 1991

"The result is flawed but fascinating: a novel that just radiates energy and marks a major step forward for this author."
Southern California is See's home ground, and the skewering of its denizens' lifestyles her specialty (Golden Days, 1986), but, here, she breaks away with a vengeance, moving confidently into the world of international finance, pushing out to Japan and points west, letting dead men talk, and staining her home ground blood- red. Read full book review >

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A ZEAL OF ZEBRAS by WOOP Studios
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 7, 2011

"From the mesmerizing cover to the dazzling endpapers, this is a fabulously fascinating work of wondrous words. (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
What do you call a group of camels? A caravan. Of cobras? A quiver! Read full book review >

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THE HANDYMAN by Carolyn See
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1999

"An ambitious exploration of artistic inspiration that could have been unbearably pretentious but that instead, thanks to Bob's down- to-earth voice and the author's delicate touch, proves magical."
An enchanting story by the ever-adventurous See (Making History, 1991, etc.) depicts an aspiring painter-turned-handyman who discovers —the infinite within the quotidian.— The framing device—a Guggenheim application dated August 15, 2027, and rendered in flawless grant-speak—informs us up-front that Robert Hampton will become —the preeminent international artist of the New Century— and that a group known as —Los Testigos— (witnesses) received both artworks and spiritual sustenance from him during his formative period. Read full book review >

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SHANGHAI GIRLS by Lisa See
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2009

"The close suggests See's next setting may be the People's Republic, a development sure to please her readership."
Two sisters escape war-ravaged Shanghai, only to face discrimination and the threat of deportation in the United States. Read full book review >

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CHINA DOLLS by Lisa See
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2014

"Still, a welcome spotlight on an overlooked segment of showbiz history."
See's latest follows three Asian-American showgirls whose dreams are derailed then reset by the onset of World War II. Read full book review >

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THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER YOU by Carolyn See
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 2006

"Uneven but never dull, See's seventh (after The Handyman, 1999, etc.) throws an idiosyncratic light on our contemporary age of anxiety."
Death jostles a diverse group of Californians but it's the life force that prevails here. Read full book review >