Search Results: "Frank Bianco"


BOOK REVIEW

VOICES OF SILENCE by Frank Bianco
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 24, 1991

"One startling episode, as a woman discovers that one of the monks is her long-lost father; otherwise, a photo album in words: respectful, candid, surface-deep. (Nineteen photographs—not seen.)"
Bianco, a photojournalist who trained for the priesthood and whose work has appeared in The New York Times and Sports Illustrated, makes his book debut with a mundane look at the mundane life of a reclusive order of Roman Catholic monks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 2004

"The Deuce is where the city never sleeps, and this sharp blend of analysis and visualization keeps it jumping. (16-page b&w photo insert, not seen)"
Crisp, sociable cultural paleontology of New York City's fabled crossroads. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 3, 1997

"Fascinating and always smart, this is a stylish and intriguing look at the powerful intricacies of family, religion, and wealth. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A tremendous, all-encompassing biography of one of the most powerful and secretive family dynasties of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL FRANK
by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perhaps you recognize the names of Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. A married couple, they were Hollywood screenwriters responsible for authoring such Oscar-nominated classics as Hud and Norma Rae. Active from the late Forties through the mid-Eighties, the collaborators built a reputation for quality scripts based on their eight films with maverick filmmaker Martin Ritt and their screen adaptations ...


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BOOK REVIEW

OUTSTANDING IN THE RAIN by Frank Viva
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"A visually splendid birthday jaunt is a bit dampened by its text. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A boy's amusement-park birthday becomes a die-cut celebration for all. Read full book review >

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YOUNG CHARLOTTE, FILMMAKER by Frank Viva
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Similar in tone and feel to Young Frank, Architect (2013), this companion acts as both promotion for the MoMA and an encouragement to budding artists to think outside the box and pursue their dreams. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Tiny, bespectacled Charlotte is a young filmmaker who has discovered the joy of black-and-white cinematography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LENDING ZOO by Frank Asch
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2016

"A cool idea poorly executed. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Readers get a peek at what it would be like to visit a library that lends animals to patrons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A LONG WAY AWAY by Frank Viva
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"Meticulously designed, from its art direction to the print and finish on the pages, this is a thoughtful and thought-provoking work. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Cleverly designed and perfectly executed, this dynamic two-way story across space, land and sea offers multidimensional adventure and possibilities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOKING CLOSELY ALONG THE SHORE by Frank Serafini
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2008

"Happy hunting. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-7)"
Children are asked to stretch their imaginations and their knowledge of the natural world in this title and its companion, from the Looking Closely series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMERICA'S PRAIRIES by Frank Staub
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 1994

"Glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 8- 12)"
Beginning with a survey of grasslands worldwide, a map showing the extent of the three types (tallgrass, mixed, and shortgrass) that make up the North American prairie, and a clear explanation of their differing characteristics, Staub answers precisely the questions raised by Dvorak's beautiful photo introduction (above). Read full book review >

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FIONA RAPS IT UP by Frank Remkiewicz
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"Kids will love this book. (Picture book. 4+)"
A story brimming with mimicry and mockery about Fiona, a flamingo who misses ``an important left turn'' and is separated from the flock; she lands on a banana boat whose captain has a flair for hip-hop: ``Well, crash my boat/and make me nervous!/I'm the Rappin' Cap'n/at your service.'' As she leaves the boat with the egg she has just laid, Fiona starts rapping herself, and she doesn't stop until she has walked all the way to Bolivia, passing different dangerous animals on the way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WATER by Frank Asch
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1995

"Though catalogued as nonfiction, this title will be better off in the picture book section. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
``Water is dew. Read full book review >