Classic Computer Magazine Archive CREATIVE COMPUTING VOL. 10, NO. 7 / JULY 1984 / PAGE 207

Atari in wonderland. (book reviews)

Fred has written another similar book called Atari in Wonderland. This book is meant for children ages 6 to 10. Here they learn how to write a book report, create songs, test reflexes, and count in French and Spanish among other things. Both of Fred's books cost $9.95 and include, in addition to the program listings, instructions for using the Atari graphic keys. Suggestions for program modifications are also given. There will soon be a cassette tape of the programs in both these books.

Another new book from Hayden is Basic Atari Basic by Jim Coan and Richard Kushner. This $14.95 book is not simply another variation of Coan's Basic programming text which has been adapted to several computers. Rather, it has been extensively re-written to include Atari-specific information on such subjects as XL graphics modes 12 through 15, sound, and player-missile graphics.

Review Grade: B+