Search Results: "Michael Bender"


BOOK REVIEW

WAITING FOR FILIPPO by Michael Bender
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"An outstanding debut. (diagrams, map) (Picture book/biography. 10+)"
Subtitled ``The Life Of Renaissance Architect Filippo Brunelleschi,'' Bender's first book makes wonderfully inventive use of multilevel tableaux and pop-up structures in this look at the Renaissance's first great architect. 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 >

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 >

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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 >

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MICHAEL NESMITH
by Nick A. Zaino III

Michael Nesmith’s first big job in the music industry didn’t make much sense to him. He was hired—along with Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork—to be part of a rock and roll band on television called the Monkees. It would change his life in ways he couldn’t quite comprehend. He addresses this in his new memoir, Infinite Tuesday: An ...


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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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