Search Results: "Stan Mack"


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 >

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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 >

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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

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

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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO NEEDS A BATH? by Jeff Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"All (except Skunk) will easily see how much fun a bath can be. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Skunk may have gotten a hug…but he's still a stinker. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUSH LITTLE POLAR BEAR by Jeff Mack
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"In a world full of bedtime books, this one has a place. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A sweet metaliterary journey takes a girl and her stuffed polar bear on a fanciful trip through a variety of terrains before they return to her bedroom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLUELESS MCGEE GETS FAMOUS by Jeff Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2014

"Big Nate and Wimpy Kid fans will be right at home. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-11)"
PJ McGee is on the case when his autographed cowboy hat is stolen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOD NEWS BAD NEWS by Jeff Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"An instructive and entertaining primer on the art of friendship and the complexity of joy. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Working from a text composed solely of the titular phrases (plus one final qualifier) in an ongoing call and response, Mack depicts a day among friends whose dispositions couldn't be more extreme. Read full book review >