Search Results: "ZigZag Studio"


BOOK REVIEW

BEN THE TRACTOR AND THE LOST SHEEP by ZigZag Studio
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2011

"A solid technical effort that suffers from a severely shorn narrative. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
Like the sheep featured in it, this app may not seem quite so appealing if it were stripped of its fluffy, soft surface. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2012

"Good-natured fun and some well-designed interactive elements distinguish this fairy-tale remake. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Over-the-top and hokey, but somehow this "choose your adventure" fairy tale works by never taking itself too seriously Read full book review >

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ANIMAL ANTICS by ZigZag Studio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2013

"Despite the beguiling title, give this one a miss. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
Noisy, chaotic and overstuffed, this sheriff's hunt for small-time, mostly furry criminals shoots itself in the foot. Read full book review >

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ZIGZAG by Landon J. Napoleon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1999

"An unaffected, moving, and astonishing insight into the heart of a troubled, silent genius."
A remarkable debut portraying the inner life of a disturbed ghetto teenager as he attempts to grow up in the frightening world he's inherited. Read full book review >

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ZIGZAG by Bill Pronzini
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2016

"Proficient but routine work."
Two brand-new novellas and two reprinted short stories test the semiretired Nameless Detective's ability to close cases—and the gentle reader's taste for new wine in old bottles. Read full book review >

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ZIGZAG by Ellen Wittlinger
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Disappointingly conventional fare from the author of Hard Love; still, touched with Wittlinger's trademark class-consciousness, well-written, and emotionally powerful. (Fiction. 14-17)"
A rural teen finds inner strength in this satisfying journey through America. Read full book review >

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ZIGZAG by Noel Hynd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1992

Hynd, often criticized for the complexity and murkiness of his thrillers (Flowers From Berlin, The Sandler Inquiry, etc.), here tells a reasonably straightforward tale of political intrigue that ties the 1996 presidential election to a mysterious betrayal years earlier. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A fascinating chronicle of a largely unappreciated detail of The War."
This cinematic tale of World War II espionage is a one-man spy-versus-spy thriller—spying on behalf of both Britain and the Nazis was the same dashing rascal. Read full book review >

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ZIGZAG by Robert D. San Souci
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"But the theme has seen so many more spirited treatments, from 'The Ugly Duckling' on, that this one is unlikely to make much of an impression. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Czernecki's patchwork illustrations make a bright and busy visual impression, but can't quite carry San Souci's bland, predictable tale. Read full book review >

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ZIGZAG by James Houston
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 1999

"Houston's remembrances, drained of context and maundering, hold as much fascination as seeing your neighbor's vacation photos for the third time. (48 b&w illustrations)"
A discursive memoir from Canadian filmmaker and writer Houston (Confessions of an Igloo Dweller, 1996) of his post-Inuit years, mostly a thin gruel of name-dropping and social climbing. Read full book review >

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ADAM ZIGZAG by Barbara Barrie
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"Still, an honest and empathetic portrayal of a not uncommon set of pressures and responses. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The author of Lone Star (1990), who's also an award-winning actress, describes a dyslexic's troubles and their eventual resolution in a narrative that alert readers will suspect is largely autobiographical. Read full book review >

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STUDIO GRACE by Eric Siblin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Engaging look at the seductions of late-in-life creativity and a cleareyed account of the strange state of today's music industry."
Affectionate memoir of a second-career songwriter finally making a record, alongside a cast of music-scene lifers. Read full book review >