Thursday, October 22, 2015

New fun, exciting and adventurous books from Disney

Enter the world of fantasy and wonder with these new books based on Disney classic stories and your favorite fairy tales and favorite ABC shows. Do you want to enter the world of fairy tales? From teens to adults, it is always nice to take a break from the pressures of real world and escape to a wondrous world filled with mystery and adventure. There are some amazing new books available now from Disney.

 Driving Heat (Nikki Heat) Hardcover – September 15, 2015 by Richard Castle  

Richard Castle, New York Times mega-bestselling mystery writer and star of ABC's hit primetime show Castle is back. In the seventh novel of his popular Nikki Heat series, the NYPD's top homicide detective has been promoted to captain just in time to face a thrilling case with a very personal twist.

Captain Heat's fianc , Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Jameson Rook, is deep in an investigation. Professionally for Heat, Rook's meddling in the case compromises her new job. Privately, it becomes an early test of their engagement when Rook becomes a distraction at best, and an obstacle at worst, as their parallel lives not only cross, but collide.

A Whole New World: A Twisted Tale releasing September 1, 2015 by  Liz Braswell 
Enter A Whole New World, the first book in a new series, a twisted tale, that reimagines classic Disney stories in surprising new ways. Each book asks the question: What if one key moment from a familiar Disney film was changed? And in this dark and daring version of Aladdin, the twist is : What if Aladdin never found the lamp?

When Jafar steals the Genie's lamp, he uses his first two wishes to become sultan and the most powerful sorcerer in the world. Agrabah lives in fear, waiting for his third and final wish. To stop the power-mad ruler, Aladdin and the deposed princess Jasmine must unite the people of Agrabah in rebellion. But soon their fight for freedom threatens to tear the kingdom apart in a costly civil war. What happens next? A Street Rat becomes a leader. A princess becomes a revolutionary. And readers will never look at the story of Aladdin in the same way again. Ages 12 and up. 

Once Upon a Time: Red's Untold Tale releasing Sep 22 2015 by Wendy Toliver

It’s Wolfstime, the foreboding period around each full moon when villagers must protect their homes and families against the giant, ferocious wolves that roam the forest. On the day Red turned thirteen, Granny gave her a special red cloak upon which a spell had been cast to protect Red from wolves. Red is now sixteen and still in need of protection from wolves.

She is desperately trying  to fit in among her peers while working to save Granny’s failing business. Her crush on Peter and her determination not to let the mean girls sabotage their blossoming romance cause Red to make some questionable choices. Her happily ever after hangs in the balance. Ages 12 and up.

 For me Disney movie posts are like fine art. The posters are like a mini movie attraction a glimpse of what is to come, and Disney movie posters are like no other. This book features Disney movie posters from decades and decades of Disney and Pixar hits from Steamboat Willie to Inside Out. Checking out this book was a lot of fun, it was a real flash back to hits I loved and some I had forgotten about but reminded me of my childhood. Ever wondered exactly what was said in the lectures on the Walt Disney Studios lot? What did they talk about, were there many disagreements? How did the talnted folks come up with the movies you love? Well you can take a sneak peak into the lot with Before Ever After, this book contains copies of the lost lectures of Walt Disney's Animation Studios, a fascinating read. If you are looking for a great holiday gift idea, why not pick up a copy of Disney Movie Posters, and Before Ever After for the Disney fan on your holiday gift list.

Disney Movie Posters Kevin Luperchio
Anyone who has ever seen a Disney movie knows that the iconic images are beautifully conveyed via the magnificent posters. The tone of the movie and the full range of emotions we experience in seeing the film are often captured in a single poster. After having seen and experienced a wonderful Disney motion picture, the mere sight of the poster can bring back the feelings of having taken the journey by watching the film. 

Disney Movie Posters is a tribute to those posters, which tell the story both before and after we see the movie. Disney Movie Posters have been an important part of the motion picture process since Disney began making motion pictures. Not only are they eye-catching pieces of artwork, they are also designed to entice the movie-going audience. 

From Steamboat Willie, to Frozen and countless movies in between, Disney Movie Posters have been an important part of the films themselves. Disney shorts, animated movies, live action movies and Pixar movies can be remembered and honored by the posters that so efficiently capture the magic of the film. Ages Adult 

Before Ever After  By: Don Hahn, Tracey Miller-Zarneke

Released October 20th, 2015 is a compilation of never-before-seen lecture notes from classes that were held in preparation for the production of Snow White. Walt knew that to fulfill his once-impossible dream of crafting a feature-length animated film,he had to establish an on-campus art school for his staff. He hand-picked Don Graham, a respected instructor from the Chouinard Art Institute, to hold classes on entertainment, drawing, and acting and was also innovative enough to document the thought process behind the nascent art form of feature animation.

Guest lecturers included Frank Lloyd Wright who spoke about art philosophy and USC psychology professor Dr. Boris Morkovin who talked  about humor. Previously unseen outside of the Disney studios, these lecture notes contain the wisdom behind the artistry that audiences generation after generation have come to appreciate in Snow White, and this wisdom also provided the artistic foundation for many films to come. Ages: Adult 

Would you like to check out any of these books?

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  1. These are all such good books! I love the TV show Castle and need to read the new book Driving Heat! I am sure that it is good because Richard Castle wrote it!

  2. All of these books are wonderful. I would love the Disney Movie Posters and that would be a super gift too.
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