Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini is as much of a conundrum as his many tricks. He was an illusionist who hated dishonesty. He was a magician who didn’t believe in magic. He was, at the height of his fame, one of the most…

Dragonball Z, Dragon Box Vol. 3

The third volume of the Dragon Box edition of Dragonball Z contains the action-packed conclusion to the Namek Saga in which Goku battles the evil Frieza for the fate of the alien planet, his friends and the universe. Before the…

The Last Dragon

Jane Yolen is a hugely popular and prolific author of fiction for kids and young adults. She’s won a Caldecott, a couple Nebulas, and a slew of other awards. Given her talent and stature, I was pretty surprised to read…

Jack and the Box

When Jack’s parents give him a mysterious box as a gift, he’s not sure what to expect. What could be inside? “Just put it down, Jack!” they urge him. Jack does as he’s instructed and waits with a bit of…

The Sisters’ Luck

The Sisters' Luck

Umbra and Antumbra are twins, who together are nothing special, but apart they can cause happiness and pain, impart good luck or bad luck — in other words, complete opposites. After Umbra leaves, both she and her sister lead very…