Back to the Future by Kim Smith

Back to the Future

Great Scott!! The latest in Quirk's series of Pop Classic Picture Books (following HOME ALONE, THE X-FILES, and E.T.) takes readers on a wild time-traveling trip BACK TO THE FUTURE!The biggest movie of 1985 is now the wildest and wackiest picture book of 2018! Even 30 years after its theatrical debut, BACK TO THE FUTURE is a perennial favorite in classrooms and family movie nights across the country. This picture book by Kim Smith captures all th...


Details Back to the Future

TitleBack to the Future
ISBN9781683690238
Author
Release DateApr 24th, 2018
PublisherQuirk Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreChildrens, Picture Books, Science Fiction, Time Travel
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Reviews Back to the Future

  • Katherine
    2018-02-19
    One of those "great for parents, not so great for kids" sorts of books. A cute concept to take nostalgic, classic 80s movies and turn them into books. Kids who've seen Back to the Future would probably enjoy the story as well, if they liked the movie. But purely as a children's book, it's not the best. ***Reviewed as an ARC.
  • Martyn Perry
    2018-05-08
    My 2.5 year old daughter loves it!
  • Luisa
    2018-04-27
    i won a copy of this book in the good reads giveaway, and i love it, i guess you would need to be a fan of the film to really appreciate it, its simple and its fun, perfect for anyone who loved the film
  • Lisa
    2018-03-16
    Cute picture book based on the movie. I wonder if kids will like it if they are not familiar with the movie.
  • Sharon
    2018-02-21
    Fun book! My grand is going to love it.this was a goodreads giveaway
  • Lisa Boyd
    2018-02-16
    I won't lie, I am probably going to buy all of these... except maybe not the E.T. one... too sad :(
  • SBF
    2018-04-26
    Great Scott! I wasn't as impressed as I wanted to be with this latest picture book adaptation of a popular movie: I'd previously very much enjoyed Home Alone and E.T. It might be because this is my favourite of the movies they've done so far, and thus I was pickier about what I'd accept. The plot is stripped down a lot to fit into a picture book, and it focuses mostly on the plot of Marty trying to fix George and Lorraine's relationship so he'll ...
  • Ashley Beery
    2018-04-29
    This book is definitely aimed at children. I was sad to see it wasn't like the Die Hard book as I so wanted the line "When this baby hits 88 miles per hour, you're going to see some serious shit." Alas, it was not to be, therefore, a star had to be taken away. The artwork is cute, the story hits the main part of the movie (Though they don't really go into how creepy Marty's mom was being about wanting to date him..again, children's book!) nor do ...
  • Ted
    2018-04-24
    A great adaptation of a great movie. I'm a little surprised that the Marty/Lorraine/George triangle sub-plot was retained, but the whole thing was streamlined pretty well - the only thing that was really cut out was the bits with the Libyans. And the skateboarding, I suppose. One odd bit is that from the art Marty looks to be about ten, but I expect this was done to help make the story relatable to younger sorts who are encountering the story for...
  • John Naylor
    2018-05-21
    I received this book for free via Goodreads First Reads.Nostalgia can be what other used to be. I like the concept of these books. Simplify a movie aonkids can have a taster of the plot while not seeing some of the more questionable age related scenes. Adults will enjoy reading these to their children and will probably embellish something on every page. Children will enjoy the cartoonish illustrations and the easy to follow story.I actually would...
  • Tim Gray
    2018-05-22
    Myself, my son, and my daughter all read this yesterday. My daughter and I thought 3 stars -we enjoyed it, but were not blown away. However my son loved it and wanted to give it 5 out of 5, so we have settled to a slightly generous aggregate four. For a 9 year old boy then this was a grand story which he loved, for a 10 year old girl, and myself, a little to simple. We all agreed it was nicely illustrated.
  • Andrew Campbell
    2018-04-26
    Anything Back to the Future related and I’m there! I saw this at Barnes and Noble and couldn’t help myself but to read it. I like how they managed to rework it into a story about standing up to bullies and somehow still made it fit into the storyline accurately. It has a novelty factor that makes fans want it!
  • Becky
    2018-04-20
    I'm 100% the audience for these, so I'm eating them up. Great for an adult looking for some adorable nostalgia or a kid who loves the movie and wants to get their hands on anything in the Back to the Future universe. Kim Smith does a great job of including a lot of the movie in the illustrations that doesn’t have time to be addressed in the text.
  • Erica
    2018-04-23
    I freaking loved this book! The art is super cute, colourful and fun. The store itself is perfect and fills this 80s child's heart with nostalgia. Highly recommend this as well as the other "Pop Classic" books! 5 stars all day long :)
  • Marilyn
    2018-05-22
    Perfect book if you are or were a fan of the Back to the Future movies. Great way to create new fans in the younger grades or for parents to read to their young children!
  • Sarah
    2018-04-30
    The classic 80's film in book format for young readers.
  • Kori
    2018-04-18
    Cute read for the kids, with a touch of nostalgia for grown-ups! * Received an advanced copy of this book through Goodreads Firstreads.
  • Jesse Richards
    2018-05-01
    This is a wonderful attempt, but I doubt some of these themes, simplified though they are, will interest kids young enough to be at the reading level of the book.
  • Steph
    2018-05-06
    Love the illustrations but the story is told in a verrrry uninteresting way. The movie is so cool! Didn’t do it justice.