July 24, 2017

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Poe: Stories and Poems adapted by Gareth Hinds | SLJ Review

POE, Edgar Allan. Poe: Stories and Poems. adapt. by Gareth Hinds. illus. by Gareth Hinds. 120p. Candlewick. Aug. 2017. Tr $22. ISBN 9780763681128.

Gr 9 Up –Hinds adds to his impressive library of graphic novel adaptations with this collection of stories and poems. In “The Masque of the Red Death,” a prince holds a massive party inside a fortified castle while his subjects die of plague outside his walls—that is, until a mysterious stranger appears at the door. In “The Cask of Amontillado,” […]

Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid by Metaphrog | SLJ Review

METAPHROG. Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid. illus. by Metaphrog. 80p. Papercutz. Apr. 2017. Tr $13.99. ISBN 9781629917399.

Gr 4 Up –This retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s story about a young mermaid who falls in love with a human prince and sacrifices her voice in order to become human may bewilder readers who know only the more sanitized adaptations of the tale. But those who are familiar with or curious about the original will appreciate this faithful graphic novel […]

The Return of Mary Poppins, Peter Pan, Paddington Bear, and More | Refreshing Reissues

These recently released special editions are can’t-miss versions of some spectacular works that should occupy a place in every collection.

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Multimedia Reviews | DVDs & Audio

Otters run wild in No Otter Zone. The Criterion Collection offers two classic comedians kids should know. Neil Gaiman reads Fortunately, the Milk, and Dreamscape Media brings back Willa Cather’s lyrical O Pioneers!

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