If someone were to combine a sixth grade history book with an adventure story from the 1880’s, Frank Reade: Adventures in the Age of Invention would be the result. The book chronicles the life of Frank Reade and Frank Jr., fictional inventors, and their exploits in technology during the turn of the 20th century. From the early development of warships for the U.S. to creating steam-powered helicopters years before anyone else conceived of the idea.
From the very first page, this book astounds readers with the visuals and layout. Authors Guinan and Bennett have painstakingly recreated and collected hundreds of images from the original Frank Reade novels, and supplemented them with images from the same period. The images alone tell a phenomenal story, not just of Frank Reade, but of the history of the United States.
Even without the pictures, Frank Reade: Adventures in the Age of Invention would tell an incredible story. The authors create believable history of two beloved characters from America’s forgotten past. By combining actual excerpts from Frank Reade stories from a hundred years ago, and historical biographies and events, every page reveals a new piece of interesting history, whether about the Reade family or America. Although this book felt slightly encyclopedic, the fun combination of Americana and American history, and painstakingly collected, Frank Reade: Adventures in the Age of Invention is both highly entertaining and educational.
Briddey Flannigan undergoes a fairly new procedure designed to connect two people who have an emotional connection with an even deeper one. The procedure is supposed to allow a couple to feel each others emotions, unfortunately Briddey finds [...]
Most young girls dream of being a princess, however, when Danica finds herself engaged to the King of Versailles thanks to her mother’s machinations, it’s the last thing she ever wanted. While the entirety of Glitter takes place in and around [...]
Super Rawr is an endearing young dinosaur, a bit awkward given his size over his peers and certainly a dreamer. The cover features a fabric three dimensional ‘portrait’ that is, according to my little guy, the best part of the book. [...]