App of the Week: The Enchanted Island of Yew

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Whenever a rainy day hits the Bay Area, I like to cozy up with a storybook, picked from the Corona Showcase. We’ve seen a bunch of impressive book apps hit the showcase as of late, and The Enchanted Island of Yew really blew us away. Originally published in 1903, The Enchanted Island of Yew is a children’s fantasy novel written by L. Frank Baum, the author of The Wizard of Oz.

The Enchanted Island of Yew is an immersive tale full of fantasy, mystery and magic, and the perfect companion for a night in. The interactive digital version for iPad features the same enthralling story that unwinds to a backdrop of gorgeous illustrations and unique interactivity. Each carefully crafted, interactive element kept me glued to the story, and made for a fun and engaging reading experience. I especially enjoyed the app’s rustic page design, simple controls, and vibrant colors on each page.

The Enchanted Island of Yew is must a must-have app for iPad users, and a great gift for the holidays. Download the storybook for $4.99 on the App Store and stay tuned for the Kindle Fire version to hit the market soon.



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This entry has 5 replies

  1. Alex says:

    Beautiful! Congrats!

  2. Adam says:

    wow wish i had books like that back in the day. i may have read some.

  3. David says:

    Very creative and pretty presentation! Excellent. Hopefully the $5 price point won’t scare people off…

    Very familiar looking trailer though… lol

  4. I am very fond of reading books over my iPad, have read a few nice books like “The Pillars of The Earth”, “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” etc. The Enchanted Island of Yew seems interesting book, the graphics and gestures are good; I will try this app.
    Thanks for listing.

  5. thienhaflash says:

    What a great game idea and beautiful graphics ! Congratz !