Search Results: "Yellow Pixie"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE GIRL WHO COULD FLY by Karel Capek
by Karel Capek, adapted and illustrated by Elite-Avni-Sharon, developed by Yellow Pixie
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"It's an adaptation that manages a tricky balance between heartfelt and hokey within an app that has a distinctive look and feel. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
A softened-up adaptation of Czech writer Capek's short story, "The Man Who Knew How to Fly," this cheerily illustrated app still manages to convey a sense of what's lost when we leave childhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YELLOW by Daniel Lynch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 1992

"Remington's gentility and Bierce's death agony seem to throw a blanket over things."
On his deathbed in a Mexican bordello, Ambrose Bierce recalls the journalistic instigation of the Spanish-American War as told to him by Frederic Remington—in a sixth novel from Lynch (Brennan's Point, 1988, etc.) Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2002

"A timely and thoughtful, if at times overidealistic, plea for full participation in the great ongoing debate."
An exhaustively detailed brief provocatively argues that Asian-Americans should be included in the national dialogue about race. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YELLOW by Don Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Memorable. May the author now fearlessly face a novel."
Debut collection of seven intelligent short stories and a novella about Asian-Americans, mostly centered in coastal California, by the editor of Ploughshares. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YELLOW by Janni Visman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 20, 2005

"Captivating, like Ruth Rendell at her best, but with a mordant hipness that marks the welcome U.S. debut of British novelist Visman."
In an erotic psychological thriller, a young agoraphobic suspects her lover of leading a double life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELLIOT AND THE PIXIE PLOT by Jennifer A. Nielsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Definitely a series to invest in for those who prefer their fantasy a bit light. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
This second book in the Underworld Chronicles picks up where Elliot and the Goblin War (2010) left off. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YELLOW STAR by Jennifer Roy
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2006

"Classroom teachers might want to partner this book with Jerry Spinelli's Milkweed (2003). (Historical fiction. 10+)"
Syvia—the author's aunt—is too young to know what's happening, but she and her family have been evicted from their home and, with the other neighborhood Jews, have been relocated to the Lodz ghetto at the start of WWII. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YELLOW DOG by Martin Amis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Raucous, confusing, hilarious, and, when least expected, furiously intelligent and touching."
London crooks nurse old grievances and settle older scores as Amis has his witty way with porno, Hollywood, modern marriage, airline terror, incest, chatrooms, the Royals, and the gutter press. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 31, 1992

"That these oft-deprecated virtues obviously helped him through some very rough times represents the most important message of this low-key testament. (Illustrations, including facsimiles of journal entries smuggled out of Iran.)"
The personal journal of the highest-ranking US envoy to be interned during the 444-day siege that became known as the Iran Hostage Crisis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I'M NOT YOUR MANIC PIXIE DREAM GIRL by Gretchen McNeil
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A quintessential thinking gal's love story. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A math whiz develops a formula to fix her high school experience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SECRET DESTINY OF PIXIE PIPER by Annabelle Fisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Middle-grade readers will enjoy this book with its hints of magic, well-limned characters, and that totally appealing gosling. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The oddball star of this engaging fantasy slowly comes to believe her unusual character and strange powers come from her distant relationship to Mother Goose. Read full book review >