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Stories from Hans Christian Andersen
Stories from Hans Christian Andersen
by Hans Christian Andersen
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 26.33
28 used & new from CDN$ 26.33

4.0 out of 5 stars Like most buyers of Calla edition books, July 4 2014
Like most buyers of Calla edition books, I bought it for the illustrations. Unfortunately it wasn't all that great. The colors are very faint and dull especially in the snow queen. This is a cloth bound book and I prefer faux leather as it doesn't collect dust as fast. The binding and paper thickness is great. I like the large text. The story itself was OK but modern day children will find it boring.

Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction's Most Beloved Heroines
Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction's Most Beloved Heroines
by Samantha Hahn
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 15.64
48 used & new from CDN$ 3.40

5.0 out of 5 stars Feminine and delightful., Feb. 3 2014
I really enjoyed this book. What lovely subjects and loose watercolors. Would be a nice gift for a woman. Not a whole lot to read here but that is not the purpose.

ASUS VS239H-P 23-Inch Ultra Wide Monitor, 1920 X 1080 Resolution, 50000000:1 Contrast Ratio
ASUS VS239H-P 23-Inch Ultra Wide Monitor, 1920 X 1080 Resolution, 50000000:1 Contrast Ratio
Price: CDN$ 187.98
27 used & new from CDN$ 158.43

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not well packed, July 5 2013
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This monitor is ok. Clear but over saturated and needs to be adjusted by the video drivers. Asus does not provide a function to adjust the monitor saturation. The adjustments that can be made from the monitor buttons are not user friendly. The stand is very wobbly.
My package was delivered with 2 deep puncture marks that slightly scratched the monitor frame. The plastic bag was not properly placed around the monitor. Poor packaging.

The Frog Prince
The Frog Prince
by Anne Yvonne Gilbert
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 9.65
34 used & new from CDN$ 3.96

2.0 out of 5 stars Strange story, Jan. 3 2013
This review is from: The Frog Prince (Hardcover)
This story is quite different than most fairy tales. There is no meaning or moral to this one. Not recommended for children as bad behaviour is rewarded in this retelling. The text does not flow well either. The illustrations are large and well drawn on every page but have very unnatural poses.

15 Pack Compatible Canon PGI-5Bk BK/BK/C/M/Y Ink Cartridge with new chips
15 Pack Compatible Canon PGI-5Bk BK/BK/C/M/Y Ink Cartridge with new chips
Offered by OCProducts
Price: CDN$ 19.95

1.0 out of 5 stars half size ink volume, Dec 5 2012
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I bought this because of the sparkling reviews and price. My packaged arrived in about 2 weeks from ordering which is not bad. It came USPS in bubble wrap. Each cartridge is individually sealed but not airtight like some other brands and no paper boxes for each cartridge; just all dumped into one envelope. They do not look like the picture but that didn't bother me. What I noticed was the section for ink storage; it is half the size. These cartridges will last me half the time or cost me twice as much as I had expected. Also, it was overfilled so ink will go on your hands even if you open it carefully. Pictures of products should be shown larger with side views so customers do not have to guess or be "surprised". They do fit the printer. There is also no expiry date but that may be irrelevant since I will be using them up quicker than expected.

Poster Art of the Disney Parks (Introduction by Tony Baxter)
Poster Art of the Disney Parks (Introduction by Tony Baxter)
by Daniel Handke
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 25.08
38 used & new from CDN$ 25.08

4.0 out of 5 stars Needs better printing, Oct. 29 2012
This book contains some beautiful poster art. It is a large format book but is a little thin. Some posters get the full page treatment like the Disneyland Railroad posters which was presented many times. The text is large and easy to read however, the black text is 70% smudged. It seems to not have dried sufficiently with some ink stains on a few pages. There is quality content here but does show signs of cheap binding and printing.

Fantasy+ 1: Best Artworks of Chinese CG Artists
Fantasy+ 1: Best Artworks of Chinese CG Artists
by Vincent Zhao
Edition: Paperback
9 used & new from CDN$ 124.30

4.0 out of 5 stars Nice intro to Chinese artists, Oct. 13 2011
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This book has a thicker cover which protects softcover books better. The art inside is overall well done but not as good as the one chosen for the front; it is slightly better than the spectrum series. It is well put together with sharp images. The black ink however, seems to smudge on quite a number of pages which is more noticeable on the text part. For under $20 this is a very decent art book.

Saint George and the Dragon
Saint George and the Dragon
by Trina Schart Hyman
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 18.89
21 used & new from CDN$ 9.39

3.0 out of 5 stars Illustrations better than story, Sept. 27 2011
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I bought this book thinking it was a hardcover but what I received is a paperback rebounded. This is a library binding and should be corrected in the Amazon description. The cover has no dust jacket and has a facsimile printing on the front which is quite fuzzy. I saw the many good reviews of this book and thought I might enjoy it but I was underwhelmed. The illustrations are nice but not nice enough to overlook the bad story. I felt nothing for any of the characters and there is no moral to this children's book.

The Art of A Christmas Carol
The Art of A Christmas Carol
by Diana Landau
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 24.57
14 used & new from CDN$ 17.53

4.0 out of 5 stars Nice as a holiday gift, Sept. 4 2011
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I enjoyed this book it's a great companion to the movie. Nice images on thick paper. I found a few printed a bit too large so it became slightly blurry. The character design is very interesting here. I would have given this a 5 star had the description been more accurate for my copy of this book. Mine did not include any gatefolds or ribbon.

Visions of Camelot: Great Illustrations of King Arthur and His Court
Visions of Camelot: Great Illustrations of King Arthur and His Court
by Jeff A. Menges
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 14.78
22 used & new from CDN$ 2.55

1.0 out of 5 stars Had I known, Aug. 29 2011
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I wasn't impressed with this book. The images collected in this set are not interesting; the cover seems to have the best image in the book. Like other Dover books this one is also printed on recycled paper and does not have vibrant reproductions. There are 112 pages not 128 as described above. I bought this book at a heavy discount but still feel like it was overpriced.
Dover should offer better quality books like their Calla Editions more often.

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