Reviews and Blog Posts: time travel

Numbercruncher

by Simon Spurrier

DPL Rating:
4

Have you ever felt like we're all just numbers, being watched over by the great cosmic accountant? Welcome to the world of Numbercruncher. In this genre-mashup graphic novel (the creator describes it as a "metaphysical black-comedy romantic crime noir thriller"), genius Richard Thyme dies young, but not before figuring out...

About time

DPL Rating:
4

On his 21st birthday, Tim (Domhnall Gleeson) learns he has a genetic pre-disposition for time travel. With guidance from his father (Bill Nighy), he sets out to use his powers to find love. He quickly finds out that being able to "fix" your mistakes and smooth out the bumpy moments...

Fortunately, the milk

by Neil Gaiman

DPL Rating:
5

Neil Gaiman's narration of his wonderful story of a father thwarted on his way home from buying milk will have you laughing out loud! The alien voices are particularly enjoyable. A fun activity for a Family Book Club, enjoy the book's illustrations along with Gaiman's entertaining performance simultaneously. You'll never...

Fortunately, the milk

by Neil Gaiman

DPL Rating:
4

Fortunately, Neil Gaiman and Scottie Young collaborated on this book, because it's wonderful. Only Gaiman could turn a quick trip to the corner market for milk into a grand adventure full of aliens, time-traveling dinosaurs, vampires, pirates, and even a few ponies. Scottie Young's illustrations are the perfect accompaniment. His...

Fortunately, the milk

by Neil Gaiman

DPL Rating:
5

Love this story of a father going out to get milk for his children's cereal and his morning tea and his wild adventures coming back from the store. This is a great read aloud story. Read the ebook, listened to the audioebook and read the print version. Recommend snuggling up...

Captain Marvel. [Vol. 1], In pursuit of flight

by Kelly Sue DeConnick

DPL Rating:
4

I'll admit, I hadn't heard of Captain Marvel until last year's Denver Comic Con, so I was intrigued by this collection. While I enjoyed the stories contained in In Pursuit of Flight, I REALLY appreciated the 4-page rundown of the history of Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers included at the end of...

London calling

by Edward Bloor

DPL Rating:
4

Martin is a 7th grade student attending a private, Catholic school and he's just been struck across the face by the school's bully for sticking up for his friend.  It's the last day before summer break, but the thought of ever returning is less desirable than a root canal.  Martin's...

Always a witch

by Carolyn MacCullough

DPL Rating:
4

Life is merely a series of choices. It's unfortunate that some of the decisions Tamsin Greene has made so far could jeopardize the very existence of her family, the entire Greene lineage.  The story that began in Once a Witch is continued in Always a Witch.  As Tamsin trails Alistair Knight...

Once a witch

by Carolyn MacCullough

DPL Rating:
4

Being a teenager is pretty rough, but try to imagine how much worse it would be if you were born into a family of witches who each possess a particular talent and you have, well...absolutely nothing.  On the day of her birth, Tamsin Greene's grandmother prophesied that she would be a...

Madeleine L'Engle's A wrinkle in time : the graphic novel

by Hope Larson

DPL Rating:
4

L’Engle’s Wrinkle in Time has always been a fascinating book to me.  Full of adventure, spacetime physics, and allegory, the story is rich, but I especially love how the characters, specifically Meg, learn that their weakness can be their biggest strengths.  In her graphic adaption, Larson does a great job...

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