Search Results: "Yippee Arts"


BOOK REVIEW

RAPUNZEL by Silvia  Álvarez
adapted and illustrated by Silvia Álvarez, developed by Yippee Arts
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 28, 2011

"Adequate interactive effects and above-average visuals are wasted on a hacked-out, poorly told story line. (iPad storybook app. 7-10)"
Beautiful illustrations are no compensation for the awful translation and incoherent plot of this "adaption" (as the narrator puts it). Read full book review >

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LANGUAGE ARTS by Stephanie Kallos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2015

"Although touchingly humane and impressive in scope, this novel is undermined by some lapses in judgment and its excessive ambition."
The impact of an autism diagnosis reverberates down the decades for a Seattle family in a voluminous novel exploring words and expression, parenting and letting go. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1996

"Kammen makes the middle-of-the-road Seldes into a middleman of cultural criticism, but he remains too weak a figure to support the ambitious scope of Kammen's cultural criticism. (25 b&w photos and illustrations, not seen)"
With a career spanning the period from the Jazz Age to the Information Age, critic Gilbert Seldes provides a sizable canvas, but it's still a stretch to see it as reflecting all the multitudinous changes in modern American culture. Read full book review >

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THE DARK ARTS by Jody Revenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A spoiler-y aide de memoire helpful for keeping the villains straight. (Novelty. 10-13)"
A reminiscent peek into the darker corners of the Wizarding World's media products. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ART OF ARTS by Anita Albus
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2000

"Genuine insights into Northern Renaissance painting, mixed with minutiae and impenetrable philosophizing. (b&w illustrations; 12 pp. color illustrations, 10 color gatefolds, not seen)"
Not exactly art history, not exactly critical analysis, but a rambling meditation on the aesthetics, materials, and purposes of Northern Renaissance oil paintings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTS by Christopher Beha
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"Beha gets to have it both ways: His novel is at once brisk and episodic while critiquing the limits of brisk, episodic narrative."
A man desperate for cash makes a deal with the reality TV devil in this thoughtful, occasionally lecturing second novel from Harper's deputy editor Beha (What Happened to Sophie Wilder, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Tactful yet open: much like Georgina's personality. (16 pp. color and b&w photos, illustrations)"
Scrupulous, smoothly presented biography of a flamboyant Regency aristocrat. Read full book review >

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THE MARTIAL ARTS BOOK by Laura Scandiffio
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"These missing elements reduce this to the status of an acceptable alternative, but not a replacement, for such introductions as Susan Ribner's thoughtful Martial Arts (1978) or David Mitchell's Young Martial Arts Enthusiast (1997). (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
From Lao Tzu to Bruce Lee, Scandiffio traces the history of the major branches of Asian martial arts, making a brave (if futile) effort to distinguish fact from legend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 2001

"A sermon preached to the choir, this is not a good starting-point for those unfamiliar with Rich and her views—but it may be of some interest to those already attuned to her work."
An uneven collection of occasional pieces by one of America's foremost poets. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 1999

AMERICAN INDIAN HEALING ARTSHerbs, Rituals, and Remedies for Every Season of LifeKavasch, E. Barrie & Karen Baar Read full book review >