Jeffrey Lyons' 100 Great Movies for Kids

Jeffrey Lyons' 100 Great Movies for Kids

by Jeffrey Lyons
     
 
Culled from twenty-five years of movie reviewing, here are 101 of the finest films for children and families, handpicked by Sneak Previews critic Jeffrey Lyons. Jeffrey Lyons' 101 Great Movies for Kids is filled with detailed plot summaries, critical observations, historical perspectives, and little-known anecdotes about the movies and their stars. Covering the

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Culled from twenty-five years of movie reviewing, here are 101 of the finest films for children and families, handpicked by Sneak Previews critic Jeffrey Lyons. Jeffrey Lyons' 101 Great Movies for Kids is filled with detailed plot summaries, critical observations, historical perspectives, and little-known anecdotes about the movies and their stars. Covering the classics, recent films, and often overlooked screen gems, Jeffrey Lyons directs you to the best and most age-appropriate selections to share with your kids, from the youngest family members to teenagers. Films described include
-- Angels in the Outfield
-- Mr. Roberts
-- The Boy Who Could Fly
-- The Parent Trap
-- Captains Courageous
-- Rocket Gibraltar
-- Field of Dreams
-- Stand by Me
-- Friendly Persuasion
-- Three Godfathers
-- The Miracle Worker
-- WarGames

You'll never wander aimlessly in the kid-vid section of the video store again when you have Jeffrey Lyons' 101 Great Movies for Kids.

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Library Journal
Parents searching for alternative films for their children will be alternately baffled and outraged by Lyons's volume. In his search for age-appropriate movies other than the currently popular Disney cartoons, Lyons suggests numerous titles that are at best questionable. Consider some of his choices: Hoosiers for children aged ten and older; and Field of Dreams, Damn Yankees, and The Bishops's Wife for children aged eight and older. Lyons seems more interested in providing biographical tidbits than any information concerning level of violence, sex, and/or language. If you need an overview of available video offerings, stick with the cheaper, and more comprehensive, annuals, e.g., Mick Martin and Marsha Porter's 1996 Video Movie Guide (Ballantine, 1995) and Blockbuster Video Guide to Movies and Videos (Dell, 1995). The 800-plus videos annotated in the Facets guide are geared toward toddlers through age 12, with a healthy mix of popular (Sesame Street, Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre series) and more esoteric titles throughout. Price and availability are included. Parents will appreciate the nonpreachy tone, and educators will value the subject index. The work is ideal for locating multicultural titles and/or films with strong female characters. Facets has long been known for the quality of its publications, and this guide continues that tradition. Highly recommended.-Anthony Adam, Prairie View A&M University Lib., Houston, Tex.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780684803395
Publisher:
Touchstone
Publication date:
03/07/1996
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
0.61(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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