Zathura

Zathura
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780618253968
ISBN 13: 0618253963
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zathura Book Review:

Left on their own for an evening, two boisterous brothers find more excitement than they bargained for in a mysterious and mystical space adventure board game.

California Dish

California Dish
Author: Jeremiah Tower
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-06-15
ISBN 10: 9781451603668
ISBN 13: 1451603665
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

California Dish Book Review:

Widely recognized as the godfather of modern American cooking and a mentor to such rising celebrity chefs as Mario Batali, Jeremiah Tower is one of the most influential cooks of the last thirty years. Now, the former chef and partner at Chez Panisse and the genius behind Stars San Francisco tells the story of his lifelong love affair with food -- an affair that helped to spark an international culinary revolution. Tower shares with wit and honesty the real dish on cooking, chefs, celebrities, and what really goes on in the kitchen. Above all, Tower rhapsodizes about food -- the meals choreographed like great ballets, the menus scored like concertos. No other book reveals more about the seeds sown in the seventies, the excesses of the eighties, and the self-congratulations of the nineties. No other chef/restaurateur who was there at the very beginning is better positioned than Jeremiah Tower to tell the story of the American culinary revolution.

Jumanji

Jumanji
Author: Chris Van Allsburg
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2018-11-06
ISBN 10: 0547769997
ISBN 13: 9780547769998
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jumanji Book Review:

The game under the tree looked like a hundred others Peters and Judy had at home. But they were bored and restless and, looking for something interesting to do, thought they'd give Jumanji a try. Little did they know when they unfolded its ordinary-looking playing board that they were about to be plunged into the most exciting and bizare adventure of their lives. In his second book for children, Chris Van Allsburg again explores the ever-shifting line between fantasy and reality with this story about a game that comes startingly to life. His marvelous drawings beautifully convey a mix of the everyday and the extraordinary, as a quiet house is taken over by an exotic jungle.

The Mysteries of Harris Burdick

The Mysteries of Harris Burdick
Author: Chris Van Allsburg
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2015-12-15
ISBN 10: 0547794088
ISBN 13: 9780547794082
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mysteries of Harris Burdick Book Review:

Fourteen black-and-white drawings, each accompanied by a title and a caption, entice readers to make up his or her own story.

The Widow s Broom 25th Anniversary Edition

The Widow s Broom  25th Anniversary Edition
Author: Chris Van Allsburg
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2018-08-28
ISBN 10: 0547528116
ISBN 13: 9780547528113
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Widow s Broom 25th Anniversary Edition Book Review:

A 25th anniversary edition of the enchanting story of a widow who finds herself in possession of an extraordinary broom after a witch falls into her garden. Some of Minna Shaw's neighbors don't trust her clever broom. "It's dangerous," they say. But Minna appreciates the broom's help. She enjoys its quiet company. But one day two children get taught a well-deserved lesson by the broom. For her neighbors, this is proof of the broom's evil spirit. Minna is obligated to give up her dear companion. Chris Van Allsburg, master of the mysterious, brings this tale to life with moody and memorable pictures that will haunt readers long after the book's covers are closed—now in a new edition to celebrate this beloved book's twenty-fifth anniversary.

Queen of the Falls

Queen of the Falls
Author: Chris Van Allsburg
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2011-04-04
ISBN 10: 0547608403
ISBN 13: 9780547608402
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Queen of the Falls Book Review:

She could remember standing in a park near the falls, hypnotized by the sight and sound, and holding her father’s hand as they took a walk that would lead them closer. That’s what everyone wonders when they see Niagara . . . How close will their courage let them get to it? At the turn of the nineteenth century, a retired sixty-two-year-old charm school instructor named Annie Edson Taylor, seeking fame and fortune, decided to do something that no one in the world had ever done before—she would go over Niagara Falls in a wooden barrel. Come meet the Queen of the Falls and witness with your own eyes her daring ride!

The Alphabet Theatre Proudly Presents the Z was Zapped

The Alphabet Theatre Proudly Presents the Z was Zapped
Author: Chris Van Allsburg
Publsiher: Walter Lorraine
Total Pages: 56
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 9780395937488
ISBN 13: 0395937485
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Alphabet Theatre Proudly Presents the Z was Zapped Book Review:

Depicts how A was in an avalanche, B was badly bitten, C was cut to ribbons, and the other letters of the alphabet suffered similar mishaps.

Just a Dream 25th Anniversary Edition

Just a Dream 25th Anniversary Edition
Author: Chris Van Allsburg
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2015-03-10
ISBN 10: 054442283X
ISBN 13: 9780544422834
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Just a Dream 25th Anniversary Edition Book Review:

When he has a dream about a future Earth devastated by pollution, Walter begins to understand the importance of taking care of the environment.

Jumanji

Jumanji
Author: A. L. Singer,Chris Van Allsburg
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 48
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9780590906104
ISBN 13: 0590906100
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jumanji Book Review:

Trapped in an extraordinary world after starting, but failing to complete, the mysterious game "Jumanji," a young boy is discovered twenty-five years later by two children who share in his remarkable adventures.

The Wreck of the Zephyr

The Wreck of the Zephyr
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 31
Release: 1983
ISBN 10: 0395330750
ISBN 13: 9780395330753
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wreck of the Zephyr Book Review:

At the edge of a cliff lies the wreck of a small sailboat. How did it get there? "Waves carried it up in a storm," says an old sailor. But is it possible that waves could ever get that high? There is another story -- the story of a boy and his obsessive desire to be the greatest sailor, the story of a storm that carried the boy and his boat to a place where boats glide like gulls high above the water and not upon it. Chris Van Allsburg tells that story of the boy and his boat, the Zephyr, in words and haunting, full-color pastel paintings. His sailboats sail the night sky with the stars in pictures so vivid that the reader can almost hear the wind in the sails. Here is a work of unusual artistry that will enchant readers of all ages for many years to come.

The Garden of Abdul Gasazi

The Garden of Abdul Gasazi
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 33
Release: 1979
ISBN 10: 9780395278048
ISBN 13: 039527804X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Garden of Abdul Gasazi Book Review:

When the dog he is caring for runs away from Alan into the forbidden garden of a retired dog-hating magician, a spell seems to be cast over the contrary dog.

Probuditi

Probuditi
Author: Chris Van Allsburg
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780618755028
ISBN 13: 0618755020
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Probuditi Book Review:

On his birthday, Calvin and his friend Rodney see a magician perform, then copy him by hypnotizing Calvin's little sister, but the joke is on them when they are unable to snap her out of it.

The Polar Express

The Polar Express
Author: Chris Van Allsburg
Publsiher: Andersen Press
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2014-10-02
ISBN 10: 9781783441815
ISBN 13: 178344181X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Polar Express Book Review:

Late on Christmas Eve, after the town has gone to sleep, a boy boards a mysterious train that waits for him: the Polar Express bound for the North Pole. When he arrives there, Santa offers him any gift he desires. The boy modestly asks for one bell from the reindeer's harness. It turns out to be a very special gift, for only believers in Santa can hear it ring. "Magical glowing double spread pictures . . . an original and memorable book." - Guardian "Evocative, realist pastels and atmospheric text." - Sunday Times "A thrilling tale." - Independent

Bad Day at Riverbend

Bad Day at Riverbend
Author: Chris Van Allsburg
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 32
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9780395673478
ISBN 13: 039567347X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bad Day at Riverbend Book Review:

When Sheriff Hardy investigates the source of a brilliant light and shiny slime afflicting Riverbend, he finds that the village is becoming part of a child's coloring book streaked with greasy crayons.

Ben s Dream

Ben s Dream
Author: Chris Van Allsburg
Publsiher: Turtleback
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1997-08-01
ISBN 10: 9780606131889
ISBN 13: 0606131884
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ben s Dream Book Review:

On a terrifically rainy day, Ben has a dream in which he and his house float by the monuments of the world, half submerged in flood water.

The Sweetest Fig

The Sweetest Fig
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 28
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 9780395673461
ISBN 13: 0395673461
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sweetest Fig Book Review:

After being given two magical figs that make his dreams come true, Monsieur Bibot sees his plans for future wealth upset by his long-suffering dog.

Moonshot

Moonshot
Author: Brian Floca
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 56
Release: 2019-04-09
ISBN 10: 1534440518
ISBN 13: 9781534440517
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moonshot Book Review:

“An extraordinary delight for a reader of any age.” —The New York Times Book Review Brian Floca explores Apollo 11’s famed moon landing with this newly expanded edition of Moonshot! Simply told, grandly shown, and now with eight additional pages of brand-new art and more in-depth information about the historic moon landing, here is the flight of Apollo 11. Here for a new generation of readers and explorers are the steady astronauts clicking themselves into gloves and helmets, strapping themselves into sideways seats. Here are their great machines in all their detail and monumentality, the ROAR of rockets, and the silence of the Moon. Here is a story of adventure and discovery—a story of leaving and returning during the summer of 1969, and a story of home, seen whole, from far away.

The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie

The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie
Author: Chris Van Allsburg
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2014-11-04
ISBN 10: 0544465083
ISBN 13: 9780544465084
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie Book Review:

From two-time Caldecott winner Chris Van Allsburg, creator of Jumanji and The Polar Express, comes a poignant story of one hamster’s struggle with destiny. Being a pet store hamster isn’t much fun for Sweetie Pie, but life in human homes proves downright perilous. As Sweetie Pie longingly gazes out of his cage at the squirrels frolicking in the trees, he wonders if he’ll ever have the chance to feel the wind in his fur. Allsburg’s expressive, soft-hued illustrations artfully capture a hamster’s-eye view of the wide and wonderful world where maybe, just maybe, Sweetie Pie could someday run free.

Handbook of Adult Resilience

Handbook of Adult Resilience
Author: John W. Reich,Alex J. Zautra,John Stuart Hall
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 540
Release: 2012-04-02
ISBN 10: 146250647X
ISBN 13: 9781462506477
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Adult Resilience Book Review:

What enables people to bounce back from stressful experiences? How do certain individuals maintain a sense of purpose and direction over the long term, even in the face of adversity? This is the first book to move beyond childhood and adolescence to explore resilience across the lifespan. Coverage ranges from genetic and physiological factors through personal, family, organizational, and community processes. Contributors examine how resilience contributes to health and well-being across the adult life cycle; why—and what happens when—resilience processes fail; ethnic and cultural dimensions of resilience; and ways to enhance adult resilience, including reviews of exemplary programs.

The Mind of the Modern Moviemaker

The Mind of the Modern Moviemaker
Author: Joshua Horowitz
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2006-01-31
ISBN 10: 1440649499
ISBN 13: 9781440649493
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mind of the Modern Moviemaker Book Review:

A revealing look at the influences and aspirations of today’s hottest filmmakers A new era has dawned in Hollywood, with a wave of innovative filmmakers redefining the art of big-screen entertainment for modern audiences. Entertainment journalist Josh Horowitz provides an in-depth look at twenty directors on the leading edge through a series of candid interviews. Horowitz covers a full range of styles and sensibilities—revealing both the points of agreement and the sharp distinctions among this eclectic group: * Kevin Smith’s do-it-yourself aesthetics in Clerks and Chasing Amy * Michel Gondry’s surreal dreamscapes in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind * Trey Parker’s love of fart jokes in South Park * How Jon Favreau’s teenage obsession with Dungeons & Dragons helped make Swingers * Todd Philips’ journey from documentary filmmaker to box-office success with Old School