Search Results: "Francis Ford Coppola"


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LIVE CINEMA AND ITS TECHNIQUES by Francis Ford  Coppola
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Technical and prescriptive, this will appeal primarily to hard-core aficionados."
The award-winning film director makes the case for a new kind of cinema. Read full book review >

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STICKMAN ODYSSEY by Christopher Ford
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2011

"A nifty concept that never really quite leaves the conceptual stage. (Graphic novel. 11-14)"
This may be a book that's better on the second reading. Read full book review >

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THE WRATH OF ZOZIMOS by Christopher Ford
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"The jokes are funnier than in volume one, but readers may wish there were more space between them. (Graphic adventure. 11-14)"
This graphic novel is an epic at the speed of a flipbook. Read full book review >

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FLYING LESSONS by Gilbert Ford
ANIMALS
Released: March 16, 2010

"As seen in comparison to the pigeons, the jet's too small to let the size disparity reach its full absurd potential—for better examples, see Valeri Gorbachev's Big Little Elephant (2005) or Mac Barnett's Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem, illustrated by Adam Rex (2009)—and its motivations remain murky, but readers shouldn't have much trouble figuring out what those aforesaid 'things' might be. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this oddball solo debut, a migratory flock of doves gives a too-big, too-noisy jetliner hoping to be a fellow traveler a hostile reception. Read full book review >

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WATCH US PLAY by Miela Ford
by Miela Ford, photographed by Miela Ford
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"The expressive full-color photographs are framed with a generous white border, making approachable for preschoolers this realm of tawny gold cubs. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Watch Us Play ($15.00; PLB $14.93; Mar. 1998; 24 pp.; 0-688-15606-1; PLB 0-688-15607-X): Two cuddly lion cubs take center stage in this charming work from Ford (Sunflower, 1995, etc.), who repeatedly selects just the right shot to advance the story. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD SOLDIER by Ford Madox Ford
Released: Sept. 17, 1951

"The novel originally appeared in 1914."
A re-issue of the novel Ford Madox Ford considered his finest work, with an introductory interpretation by Mark Schorer. Read full book review >

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MY BIRDIE by Jessie Ford
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"While the puzzle gimmick fails to soar, the book succeeds without it. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A golden bird hides a sweet surprise beneath her wing. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Obliquely told and unevenly illustrated, this Slinky story's just OK. (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
Ford portrays the back story of the Slinky, the coiled steel toy that debuted in 1945 and still sells today. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Quibbles aside, pastry chefs in the making will be fascinated by this accessible tribute to a true American icon and will be tempted to try the appended cookie recipe. (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
A chocolate candy bar cannonballing into a possessed mixer. Baking chocolate suddenly going AWOL. These are just a couple of the persistent myths orbiting the origins of America's quintessential dessert: the chocolate chip cookie. Read full book review >

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THE POISONED HOUSE by Michael Ford
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"In all, scary, compelling and atmospheric enough for a satisfying chill. (Ghost story. 12 & up)"
A scullery maid, a great house, whispered evil and a ghost populate this first-person tale of mid-19th-century London. Read full book review >