Search Results: "Keith Bender"


BOOK REVIEW

Thrace and the Centaur by Keith Bender
Released: March 24, 2014

"A respectable first effort, likely to appeal to fans of Greek myth and students of classical antiquity, but one that labors under the weight of history as much as it draws from it."
Bender's debut novel is an epic youngadult fantasy that incorporates classical lore, intonations and references into an ode to the lasting greatness of Greek myth. Read full book review >

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GIRAFFE MEETS BIRD by Rebecca Bender
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Sincerely sweet. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The unlikeliest of friendships grows, baby step by baby step. Read full book review >

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DON'T LAUGH AT GIRAFFE by Rebecca Bender
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Ultimately unsatisfying. (Picture book. 4-6)"
An unlikely duo seems to have little rapport with each other until an inordinate amount of teasing leads to some remorse on the part of one friend, while the other becomes less sensitive. Read full book review >

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THE A TO Z BEASTLY JAMBOREE by Robert Bender
ABC BOOKS
Released: June 1, 1996

"An exciting, approachable look at the animal kingdom. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Bender (Toads and Diamonds, 1995, etc.) rises to the demands of the highly structured alphabet-book format. Read full book review >

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A TOWN OF EMPTY ROOMS by Karen E. Bender
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"While sometimes annoyingly myopic—Waring's African-Americans are invisible, the white Christians stereotypically one-dimensional—Bender portrays a marriage in crisis with heartbreaking accuracy."
Is it possible to know another person, even one you love, is the question posed in this novel by Bender (Like Normal People, 2000), which dissects a married couple in crisis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 11, 2006

"A useful argument against exceptionalist cant, if perhaps one unlikely to carry the day in a jingoistic age."
A historian reminds us that, much as the sitting administration might think otherwise, we're all in this together. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RIBBIT! by Bender & Bender
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"An associated website includes color sheets and games. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Produced by a graphic-design company, this three-layered split-page gallery costumes a big green frog in expertly photo-manipulated human gear and clothing. Read full book review >

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A MOST UNUSUAL LUNCH by Robert Bender
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Good fun. (Picture book. 2-7)"
The day after a frog swallows a beetle, it awakes with antennae and six tiny extra legs. Read full book review >

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NOT FRIENDS by Rebecca Bender
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 2017

"This story will ring true for young readers familiar with playground politics and shifting friendships. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A charming friendship story with spare, witty text and that packs a visual punch. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ART OF MAKING COMIC BOOKS by Michael Morgan Pellowski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 18, 1995

"A sturdy, how-to companion to Elaine Scott's Funny Papers: Behind the Scenes of the Comics (1993). (glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
In an entry in the Media Workshop series, Pellowski shows young enthusiasts how to do it like the pros. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A LITTLE WITCH MAGIC by Robert Bender
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A promising debut. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Broomhelga likes to imagine the wicked deeds she would do if she ever got a chance; then, when little Wanda, a cheerful trick- or-treater, comes dauntlessly into her house and begs for a broomstick ride, Broomhelga obliges—only to discover that Wanda's delight is the best reward. Read full book review >