Manes, Stephen 1949-
Most widely held works by Stephen Manes
Be a perfect person in just three days by Stephen Manes ( Book )
20 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and held by 1,875 libraries worldwide
Milo, tired of problems with his sister, parents, and classmates, finds a book in the library which promises to make him perfect in just three days.
Gates : how Microsoft's mogul reinvented an industry--and made himself the richest man in America by Stephen Manes ( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 1,425 libraries worldwide
He is the youngest self-made billionaire in history, the most powerful person in the computer industry, the most eligible bachelor in America. His limited-edition Porsche, his high-tech mansion, his tantrums, and his odd rocking tic have become the stuff of legend. Bill Gates is an American icon, the ultimate revenge of the nerd. In high school he organized computer enterprises for profit. At Harvard he co-wrote Microsoft BASIC, the first commercial personal computer software - then dropped out and made it an international standard. At twenty-five, he offered IBM a program he did not yet own - a program called DOS that would become the essential operating system for more than 100 million personal computers, and the foundation of the Gates empire. Today Microsoft's dominance extends around the globe, and Bill Gates is idolized, hated, and feared.
Chocolate-covered ants by Stephen Manes ( Book )
5 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 1,091 libraries worldwide
Max and his little brother Adam make a bet about eating chocolate-covered ants.
Make four million dollars by next Thursday by Stephen Manes ( Book )
7 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 988 libraries worldwide
Jason attracts a lot of attention when he starts following the zany advice in a get-rich-quick book by the bizarre Dr. Silverfish.
Some of the adventures of Rhode Island Red by Stephen Manes ( Book )
3 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 683 libraries worldwide
A diminutive red-haired man no bigger than a hen's egg, Rhode Island Red leaves his home among the chickens and travels throughout Rhode Island, becoming a legendary figure through his many heroic exploits.
The great gerbil roundup by Stephen Manes ( Book )
4 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 678 libraries worldwide
In an effort to put the town of Gerbil, Pennsylvania on the map, the residents open up The First National Drive-Thru Museum of American Sightseeing and Clean Rest Rooms and stage a gerbil roundup and jubilee.
An almost perfect game by Stephen Manes ( Book )
2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 615 libraries worldwide
As he and his grandmother keep score at the last game of the season for the local minor league team, Jake and his older brother begin to wonder if Jake's scorecard can control the outcome of the game.
The obnoxious jerks by Stephen Manes ( Book )
4 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 601 libraries worldwide
High school sophomore Frank Wess relates his experiences as a member of the Obnoxious Jerks, an elite body dedicated to exposing both official and unofficial stupidity.
Chicken trek : the third strange thing that happened to Oscar Noodleman by Stephen Manes ( Book )
2 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 594 libraries worldwide
Oscar spends the summer with his inventor cousin traveling around th United States in a Picklemobile eating chicken in the bag to win a contest, while being pursued by an angry woman with mystical powers, who is also determined to win the contest.
That game from outer space : the first strange thing that happened to Oscar Noodleman by Stephen Manes ( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 438 libraries worldwide
Oscar becomes obsessed with the new video machine in Hughie's pizza parlor and finds himself involved in an unusual adventure with aliens from outer space.
The Hooples' haunted house by Stephen Manes ( Book )
2 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 433 libraries worldwide
The Hooples' family set up a "haunted house" to scare people for charity on Halloween.
Comedy High by Stephen Manes ( Book )
3 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 344 libraries worldwide
Ivan is dismayed when he moves to a tacky Nevada casino town and finds that his new high school is a renovated hotel, featuring classes in comedy, gambling, and hospitaliy.
Life is no fair by Stephen Manes ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 342 libraries worldwide
Humorous anecdotes portray the injustices of life.
The Oscar J. Noodleman television network : the second strange thing that happened to Oscar Noodleman by Stephen Manes ( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 332 libraries worldwide
Soon after Oscar receives a home video recorder and camera from his mother's eccentric inventor cousin, Oscar's pictures begin to turn up mysteriously on television sets all over town.
It's new! It's improved! It's terrible by Stephen Manes ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 319 libraries worldwide
The fancy new basketball shoes Arnold gets for his birthday become a source of trouble, when the television commercial advertising them comes alive in his living room.
Monstra vs. Irving by Stephen Manes ( Book )
2 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 306 libraries worldwide
Irving's plans to scare his bratty little sister Claire backfire when she drinks his mail-order magic potion and is transformed into a monster.
The boy who turned into a TV set by Stephen Manes ( Book )
4 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and held by 297 libraries worldwide
Ogden Pettibone watched television so much that he finally turned into a set with the picture appearing on his stomach.
The Bananas move to the ceiling by Esther Manes ( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 273 libraries worldwide
When their apartment gets too messy, the Banana family tries to defy gravity by living on the ceiling.
Pictures of motion and pictures that move : Eadweard Muybridge and the photography of motion by Stephen Manes ( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 265 libraries worldwide
A biography of the photographer and motion-picture pioneer whose early efforts at photographing motion included proving that at one period of its stride, a running horse has all four feet off the ground.
Slim down camp by Stephen Manes ( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 228 libraries worldwide
Sent to a summer camp for overweight children, a boy and girl rebel against the camp's authorities and discover their own effective method of losing weight.
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