Search Results: "Stan Mack"


BOOK REVIEW

STAN GETZ by Donald L. Maggin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1996

"Definitive in its documentation of Getz's career but less successful as an analysis of Getz's art. (25 b&w photos, not seen)"
Maggin (Bankers, Builders, Knaves, and Thieves: The $300 Million Scam at ESM, 1989) essays a definitive biography of the tenor sax great. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STAN MUSIAL by George Vecsey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2011

"Rather than a journalist's or a biographer's disinterested analysis, the author offers a fan's notes."
A deeply admiring, fawning biography of the great St. Louis Cardinal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NONFICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

"Mack's harrowing black-and-white cartoons sound a wake-up call of their own. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Bode and Mack (Heartbreak and Roses, 1994, etc.) have come up with a real eye-opener. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEALTH
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Naked Alone Together,'' tells it all. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
This is nonfiction on the raw, cutting edge, complete with Village Voice cartoonist Mack's illustrations to tell two of the stories, one about a young woman whose boyfriend's adult aspirations include joining the Klan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROAD TO REVOLUTION! by Stan Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"The comic is sandwiched between prose analyses that separate fact from fancy. (Graphic fiction. 10-12)"
Two fictional young Bostonians are swept up in actual events that culminate in the Battle of Bunker Hill. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIGHT FOR FREEDOM by Susan Champlin
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2012

"A graphic-novel series that aims to draw in reluctant historians; it looks like it may well achieve its goal. (Historical graphic novel. 10-14)"
When the people in this graphic novel get into a fight, they go "ACK!" and "POW" and "G-R-R-R-R," yet the book makes for surprisingly credible history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEALTH
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Glossary; notes; bibliography; index not seen. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Bode follows up her often-censored Kids Having Kids (1980) with a smorgasbord approach to such topics as sex, pregnancy, abortion, foster care, adoption, and parenting. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"They may well have other questions—especially having to do with parents' sexuality—which they don't find answered here, but this is a fine and encouraging place to start. (print and on-line resources) (Non-fiction. 9-13)"
As in their previous collaborations (Colors of Freedom, Voices of Rape, not reviewed), Bode and Mack portray an issue through the voices of children and adults affected by it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BROWNSTONE by Paula Scher
Released: Oct. 19, 1973

"Finally though landlord owl works it out so that each tenant can do his thing undisturbed and undisturbing. Comic bookish city humor for the susceptible, with each move plotted out in Stan Mack's cartoon cutaways of the building.</p>"
<p>We lost count of the reshuffling of tenants shortly after the bears, who were trying to get to sleep for the winter, moved up to the second floor to get away from Miss Cat's loud piano — but then she objected to the cooking smells from the pigs who had moved down, and besides the dancing kangaroos on the third floor were now keeping the bears awake. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MACK MADE MOVIES by Don Brown
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2003

"Columba, for a remarkable story time about books and movies. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Brown (Far Beyond the Garden Gate, 2002, etc.) moves forthrightly into more words and more detailed images in this picture-book biography of filmmaker Mack Sennett. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRANK 'N' STAN by M.P. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Appealing both to the eye and the heart, and even though children are unlikely to catch the literary references, their parents will chuckle over them. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A heartwarming tale of a boy and his robot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISS MARY MACK by Lucy Bell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2015

"An excellent take on an excellent song. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
The classic song gets put to the page. Read full book review >