Tag Archives: Books

Book Review: AT PENCIL’S POINT by Harry Roth

Publisher: Stephen Day Press / The Murray Printing Company Year: 1946 Pages: 210 Type: Hardcover ISBN: N/A “To overcome your fear of a piece of plain white paper.” Every image of this book, including every reprinting (the last being June of 2005), seems to indicate … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rescuers – A Fantasy

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company Year: 1959 Pages: 150 Type: Hardcover ISBN: 59-6477 (First Edition) “I was thinking,” added Madam Chairwoman, “of Miss Bianca.” This action-adventure story is about three courageous mice each from a different background who go on a quest to rescue a … Continue reading

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The Magical Music of Walt Disney 8-Track Tape Set

Before streaming and Apple Music, iTunes and portable devices, there were LP Records. But before LP Records, there were cassette tapes. But but and before before cassette tapes, there were annoying 8-Track tapes the size of city buses that held … Continue reading

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40th Anniversary Star Wars Collectible Tin w/Books

In a country far, far, away, a British publishing company was tasked with printing and distributing a collectible for a franchise of immense popularity. This collectible would reach into every other country and relieve Star Wars fans of their hard-earned … Continue reading

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Disney’s The Black Hole Illustrated Adaption

Merchandise tie-ins are a given today but we may not realize just how far back they go. Walt Disney especially liked to release promotional ephemera and toys to push whatever movie he was releasing at a given time. Walt is … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Guide to The Robin Hood Country

Publisher: Linneys of Mansfield Year: Unknown Pages: 40 Type: Softcover ISBN: N/A “No other archer was so good, and people called him Robin Hood.” Like an arrow in the back, this little booklet struck me out of the blue! I love the heroes of ole … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Celebrated Cases of Dick Tracy

Publisher: The Wellfleet Press Year: 1990 Pages: 291  Type: Hardcover ISBN: 1-55521-620-X “Little crimes lead to big crimes.” – Dick Tracy This is an interesting collection of some of the ‘cases’, or strips, of Dick Tracy. But before you get to them, you are … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Illustrated Treasury of Disney Songs

Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corp. Year: 1993 Pages: 254 (288 in 7th Edition) Type: Hardcover ISBN: 1-56282-743-X “Disney songs (are) eminently hummable and totally unforgettable.” A book must be good when it’s available in 7 printings (as of 2018)! You can pick up a copy … Continue reading

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Book Review: Kids Say the Darndest Things!

Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc. Year: 1957 Pages: 194 Type: Hardcover ISBN: Book Club Edition “If I was an elefunk, I’d be a fireman, ’cause then I could squirt fires out with my nose.” And there’s more where that piece of logic came from! Yes, it’s … Continue reading

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Disney’s GASTON Reads Macbeth by Shakespeare

I bet you didn’t know that! Yes folks, the man who reads books upside down and only for the pictures is actually more refined than any of us knew. And now let’s get to the proof. In the lyrics to … Continue reading

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