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Obras por Stephen Manes

Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days! (1982) 700 exemplares, 7 críticas
Chocolate Covered Ants (1990) 310 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Obnoxious Jerks (1988) 78 exemplares
The Great Gerbil Roundup (1988) 50 exemplares
The Hooples' Horrible Holiday (1986) 46 exemplares
Chicken Trek (1987) 41 exemplares
An Almost Perfect Game (1995) 32 exemplares
Hooples on the Highway (1978) 22 exemplares
Boy Who Turned into a TV Set (1979) 17 exemplares
The Hooples' Haunted House (1981) 14 exemplares
Slim Down Camp (1981) 8 exemplares
Comedy High (1992) 8 exemplares
Mule in the mail (1978) 7 exemplares
Life Is No Fair! (1985) 6 exemplares
Monstra Vs. Irving (1989) 6 exemplares
Video Wars (1983) 4 exemplares
Computer Craziness (1984) 3 exemplares
Computer Olympics (1984) 2 exemplares
The Bananas Move to the Ceiling (1983) 2 exemplares
Socko! (1982) 1 exemplar
Computer Monsters (1984) 1 exemplar
Computer Space Adventures (1984) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Mother, Jugs & Speed [1978 film] (1997) — Screenwriter — 10 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 5, January 1979 (1979) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Locais de residência
Seattle, Washington, USA

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Stephen Manes has had a long career making arcane worlds accessible to the uninitiated. He co-wrote the bestselling and much-acclaimed biography Gates: How Microsoft’s Mogul Reinvented an Industry—and Made Himself the Richest Man in America. He wrote long-running columns on personal technology for The New York Times, Forbes, PC World, PC Magazine, InformationWeek and many other publications. Marketing Computers named him the nation’s number one tech pundit and called him “a strong critical voice.” He was one of the creators and co-hosts of the weekly public television series Digital Duo.

Manes is also the author of more than thirty books for children and young adults. His Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days! won kid-voted awards in five states and is a curriculum staple in American and French schools. The sequel, Make Four Million Dollars by Next Thursday!, quickly became a Publishers Weekly  bestseller. His Some of the Adventures of Rhode Island Red was illustrated by William Joyce, creator of Rolie Polie Olie. With Ron Barrett of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs fame, Manes wrote Encyclopedia Placematica, a collection of paper placemats that may remain the only book scalloped on all four sides. His books have been adapted for stage, television, and opera productions, including a Montreal children’s theater version of Perfect Person directed by Robert Lepage. The books have won commendations from the National Science Foundation and the Child Study Children’s Book Committee, as well as International Reading Association Children’s Choice awards.

In a time when the Internet was known primarily to academics, Manes wrote The Complete MCI Mail Handbook to explain one of the earliest public e-mail systems. He programmed much of the UnderGround WordStar and StarFixer software packages. He co-founded Hard/Soft Press, which produced ten computer books for publication by Bantam, Dutton, and Scholastic.

Manes was born and raised in Pittsburgh. He attended the University of Chicago and has a degree in cinema from the University of Southern California. His writing credits for the screen include programs for ABC Television and KCET/Los Angeles, as well as the ’70s classic 20th Century-Fox movie Mother, Jugs & Speed. He is currently serving his fifth term as an elected member of the National Council of the Authors Guild, the country’s oldest and largest organization of book authors. He lives in Seattle with his wife, Susan Kocik. He is a terrible dancer.



Another silly book from childhood...

Just as silly as I'd remembered! I do wish there weren't so many negative words in it, though, as I'd like my kids to read it. (Dumb, stupid, etc.)

One nostalgic scene has Milo drinking from the fountain at school and the kids behind him calling, "Save some for the fishes!" I remember thinking that was such a clever line and repeating it every chance I got for years in school.
classyhomemaker | 6 outras críticas | Dec 11, 2023 |
Manes spent a year with the Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle. He shares their stories and fills the reader in on what makes a ballet company run. He speaks to everyone - the director, the dancers, the choreographers, the musicians, the music librarian, wardrobe, lighting, sets, everyone in the business office and the school of ballet, the ushers, the students, the truck drivers and many, many more.
I own this book on my Kindle so I had no idea it was 912 pages before I started reading. Luckily this book was fairly interesting or I would have given up on it, esp when I reached the second chapter that featured the orchestra musicians correcting the music score sheets. This book could have used a good editor but I would recommend it to people interested in the world of ballet.… (mais)
VioletBramble | 1 outra crítica | Nov 23, 2016 |
This is a fun story to read. Really silly things happen to the main character, Milo. If you are looking for an entertaining story, please give this book a try. -ER
WhitneyYPL | 6 outras críticas | Feb 9, 2016 |
I remember being all excited to read this book in third grade, but it turned out to be more of a cautionary tale than a manual.
thatotter | 6 outras críticas | Feb 6, 2014 |



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