♥ Book Title : The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels
☯ Full Synopsis : "Explains the history and types of graphic novels and lists must-read ones and well-known illustrators."Article| Danny Fingeroth| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : The Rough Guide to Manga
☯ Full Synopsis : "The Rough Guide to Manga is the ultimate handbook offering a comprehensive overview of one of the most fashionable genre's in today's popular culture. The guide features the manga story: from manga's twelfth-century roots to the rise of English-language manga with profiles of influential creators like Leiji Matsumoto and CLAMP as well as publishers to look out for. You'll find an overview of manga's unique styles, techniques and genres decoded as well as a canon of fifty must-read manga, including the iconic Astro Boy, global hits Fruits Basket and Battle Royale, plus less well-known works like Please Save My Earth. The Rough Guide to Manga demystifies unfamiliar terms and genres for newcomers whilst offering manga fans plenty of new recommendations including listings for manga magazines and websites along with a glossary of terms. Crammed with illustrations, and including a section on the anime connection, this is must-have Manga for beginners and enthusiasts alike."Article| Jason S. Yadao| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : 101 Outstanding Graphic Novels
☯ Full Synopsis : "The popular primer on the best graphic novels, initially called The 101 Best Graphic Novels, is back in its third updated edition. Expert librarian Stephen Weiner—with the crowdsourcing help of professionals in the field, from artists to critics to leading comic store owners—has sifted through the bewildering thousands of graphic novels now available to come up with an outstanding, not-to-be-missed 101. With an all-encompassing variety of genres, including both fiction and nonfiction, this serves as a great introduction to this increasingly influential world of pop culture and entertainment while also serving as a reference list for fans on what they may have possibly overlooked."Article| Stephen Weiner| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Readers' Advisory Guide to Graphic Novels
☯ Full Synopsis : "Provides a library reference guide to graphic novels, listing the different genres available and describing the relationship between graphic novels and films and video games, along with lists of recommended works for each category."Article| Francisca Goldsmith| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Rough Guide to Anime
☯ Full Synopsis : "A fan's reference profiles directors, composers, voice-over artists, and more for top-selected films and series while sharing complementary travel information for recommended anime shrines and locations in Japan. Original."Article| Simon Richmond| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Rough Guide to Cult Fiction
☯ Full Synopsis : "An overview of cult fiction that profiles key writers and their works and provides trivia related to cult fiction works."Article| Paul Simpson| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Films, Graphic Novels & Visuals
☯ Full Synopsis : "This book brings together two main disciplines, namely cultural studies and language education both of which share a long standing interest in films, multimodal text-forms and visuals. It highlights the increasing impact of visuals and multimodal texts on our perception of the world, our discourse behaviour and how this calls for a change in methodologies and media to be used in foreign language classrooms. The aim of this book is to help orientate educators in schools and teachers at universities within the broad concept of a mutliliteracies approach and contextualise it with regard to teaching and learning English as a foreign language. Dr. Daniela Elsner and Dr. Britta Viebrock are both specialists in the field of TEFL, working as Professors at the Institute of English and American Studies at Goethe-University, Frankfurt/Main. Dr. Sissy Helff, currently working at the TU Darmstadt, is an Anglicist with a broad range of interests in Anglophone world literature, transcultural studies and visual culture."Article| Daniela Elsner| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Rough Guide to Books for Teenagers
☯ Full Synopsis : "The Rough Guide to Books For Teenagersis a source of inspiration for anyone aged eleven and up. The guide reviews more than 200 great reads, concentrating on fiction, but including graphic novels and narrative non-fiction, and ranging from classics such as Wuthering Heightsto recent bestsellers like The Beachand White Teeth. Designed as a resource for teenagers who love reading, the Rough Guideis also ideal for parents and friends looking for the right book at the right time."Article| Nicholas Tucker| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Graphic Novels Now
☯ Full Synopsis : "By focusing on monographic works in a practical, in-depth professional discussion, this guide helps librarians grapple with the details of a growing genre and customer base that rarely fits into an easy model. With advocacy, the author identifies best practices to incorporate graphic novels into library collections from start to finish."Article| Francisca Goldsmith| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Rough Guide to Shakespeare
☯ Full Synopsis : "The Rough Guide to Shakespeare is the ultimate guide to the life and work of the world�s greatest playwright; William Shakespeare. With full coverage of the 38 Shakespearian plays, including a synopsis, full character list, stage history and a critical essay for each, this comprehensive guide is both a quick reference and in-depth background guide for theatergoers, students, film buffs and lovers of literature alike. The Rough Guide to Shakespeare also explores Shakespeare�s sonnets and Shakespeare�s less well-known narrative poems, combined with fascinating accounts of Shakespeare�s life and theatre, exploring in colourful detail each play�s original performances. This fully updated guide includes a new �My Shakespeare� chapter with directors & actors including Sir Ian McKellen, Christopher Plummer and Zo� Wanamaker, as well as tips for introducing your children to Shakespeare with recommended graphic novels, adaptations and DVDs for all age groups. With up-to-date reviews of the best films and audio recordings from Olivier to Luhrmann, and Kosintzev to Kurosawa, the Rough Guide to Shakespeare is a celebration of all classic and contemporary Shakespearian productions."Article| Andrew Dickson| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction
☯ Full Synopsis : "The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction takes the reader on a guided tour of the mean streets and blind corners that make up the world’s most popular literary genre. The insider’s book recommends over 200 classic crime novels from masterminds Raymond Chandler and Patricia Highsmith to modern hotshots James Elroy and Patricia Cornwall. You’ll investigate gumshoes, spies, spooks, serial killers, forensic females, prying priests and patsies from the past, present, and future. Complete with extra information on what to read next, all movie adaptions, and illustrated throughout with photos and diagrams ...all the evidence that counts"Article| Barry Forshaw| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Wild Ride
☯ Full Synopsis : "Devin, Nadia and Marcus are on their way to visit their environmentalist parents who are working to stop a logging company from clear-cutting a remote valley. When their plane crashes and the pilot is killed, the kids are left to survive in the wild with Wiley, a government bureaucrat, who is the only other passenger on the plane. Learning to build a shelter and make a fire in the woods, they discover that Wiley is working with the logging company and will do anything to stop the secret getting out. On the run and in mortal danger, the three must outrun Wiley, escape a raging forest fire and outwit a hungry grizzly bear to make it to safety. Combining pulse-pounding adventure and survival skills in a colorful graphic novel format, Graphic Guides are sure to be a hit with young readers. Wild Ride is packed with survival tips including how to build a fire and set a broken limb."Article| Liam O'Donnell| Statement ..."