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"The original novel is even better than the anime." - By K.Man
I'm glad that I finally got the opportunity to read the novel. It covers the entire Aincrad arc of the anime and goes into much greater detail about the world setting, the characters and their motivations, including other adventures that were not covered by the anime(though I will not spoil them). Kayaba, for instance, is actually more sympathetic to me as his reasons for constructing SAO and entrapping the players are more thoroughly explained and elaborated upon. For those who enjoyed the anime as I have, you will definitely appreciate this first-hand experience of SAO as it was intended by its author.
"More an "epilogue" than a fourth book in this classic series" - By D. Cloyce Smith (Brooklyn, NY)
Having read and loved the first three books in the Ender series, there was no way I was going to miss this entry. Like so many others, though, I am of split mind about the finale (and how appropriate, given the schizophrenic existence of its lead characters Ender-Peter and Val-Jane). While "Children of the Mind" does contain Card's trademark wit and while the last 100 pages kick into high gear, the final installment, on its own, is as unsatisfying as it is pleasing. One of the major problems is Card's ill-considered decision to publish "Xenocide" and "Children of the Mind" as two books rather than one cohesive unit; the fourth entry seems more an epilogue to the series--a 350-page denouement--than the climax it should have been. Card admits he originally planned the two books as one work, and this admission resonates like an apology. Well over a third of "Children ... full review
"A Fascinating Concept of Games; needs more research" - By Paula L. Craig (Falls Church, VA United States)
David Shaffer proposes here that we educate children by having them do the things adults do--only by simulating them in game form. This is an idea I haven't run across before, and I think it may have real merit.
I have a nine-year-old son who attends public school. His school spends a lot of money and effort on computer learning, but I have been frankly underwhelmed by the results. The educational software I've seen doesn't strike me as much of an advance over flash cards--just a lot more expensive. I consider myself generally a skeptic on the whole subject of computers in the classroom.
Shaffer's point is that not just any learning software will have educational benefits. The software must be a serious attempt to simulate the sort of tasks that adults do, such as running a business or designing a building. Shaffer ... full review
I've never posted a review on Amazon before but I just had to this time. I belong to a reading group consisting of eight women, mid-thirties to fifty eight years old, who read mostly literary fiction. We just read this trilogy and every one of us loved it. We had one of the best and longest discussions that we've ever had. This is classified as young adult fiction but it speaks to every age. There is a lot to think about here, yet the books are also very plot-driven and almost impossible to put down. What could be better?
This book is an excellent place to start teaching children chess. I almost gave it four stars because I don't think children under 7 or 8 will be able to tackle it themselves without an adult. It would still serve as an excellent guide for older children and teens and with an adult's help any younger child would love it. It has great outlines and pictures of how the pieces move, the rules, special rules (en passant for example) and can be referenced easily by anyone. Great job by Mr.Chandler.
My daughter didn't like math before, but she gradually likes it because she won little ribbons from Beestar (a wonderful website beestar.org). She asked for more practice, so I bought this excellent workbook for her. This book includes addition and subtraction; multiplication and division; and fractions. It helps to give children a solid foundation in third grade math. This colorfully illustrated workbook helped my daughter do just that with fun-to-do activities that strengthen and review basic skills. She often did these exercises independently (she didn't like me to be around to interrupt her train of thought :) ).They are really the perfect supplements to homework and can be used to extend and reinforce essential skills. I believe with these important learning tools in her hands, my daughter are well-prepared for the learning challenges that lie ahead. We love this book.
"Excellent book for training" - By Mark Dunn (Atlanta, Georgia)
I am really impressed with this book. The structure is well thought out, the writing is clear and the illustrations are excellent. As a professional technical trainer, I'm used to teaching adults how to program business applications. I'm going to use this book for a summer program at a local university for kids. It's exciting material and I know the kids will have a great time.
Obviously this book also bases its therapy on Game-Playing, however the emphasis is more on “Motor Learning”, rather than Socialising, which if this emphasis is appropriate for your Child, would make this book the one to get first. The Chapter 6 Social Sense games are more in keeping with the games for teaching mildly autistic children better socialising, and some of them are excellent, and occasionally (importantly) include waiting for, and prompting Response. The Games in this book are more systematically and clearly set out that with other books available, which means it is more instantly accessible. Each Game describes the physical and social outcomes that are being aimed for in the Game. Definitely a worthwhile book, which I have recommended on my site, [...]