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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Bob Balaban  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Born: 1945 in Chicago, Illinois


-- Bob Balaban on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=bob+balaban


Illinois Connection

Balaban was born in Chicago, Illinois

Biographical and Professional Information

Balaban was born in Chicago, Illinois. He is an alumnus of Colgate University and New York University and lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with his family. He is a member of the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity. Balban is an American actor, author and director.


Published Works

  • Beware of Dog (McGrowl #1), Scholastic, Inc, 2002
  • It's a Dog-Eat-Dog World , Perfection Learning, 2004
  • Mcgrowl #6, Scholastic Paperbacks, 2005
  • Good Dog ! (McGrowl #4), Scholastic Paperbacks , 2004
  • It's a Dog's Life ( McGrowl # 2 ), Scholastic Paperbacks, 2003
  • Every Dog Has His Day (McGrowl, Book 3) , Scholastic Paperbacks, 2003
  • Spielberg, Truffaut & Me: An Actor's Diary, Titan Books, 2003
  • Art, Dramatists Play Service, 1999
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind Diary, Fromm Intl, 1997
  • Puppy Tales, Perfection Learning, 2005


Selected Titles At Your Library

Beware of dog /
ISBN: 0439401372. OCLC Number:

Scholastic,. New York, NY :. ©2002.

Thomas Wiggins' sweet new dog McGrowl is changed forever by the creepy Dr. Minderbinder, who transforms McGrowl into a dog with superpowers, and now Thomas and his pal must find a way to thwart the veterinarian's evil plot.

It's a dog-eat-dog world /
ISBN: 075697626X. OCLC Number:

Scholastic,. New York, N.Y. :. ©2004.

Thomas and McGrowl's new neighbors run an obedience school for dogs, however, Thomas suspects a sinister plan.

Puppy tales /
ISBN: 0439434599. OCLC Number:

Scholastic,. New York :. ©2005.

McGrowl, a bionic super dog, investigates when one of his puppies disappears. Is his enemy Milton Smudge behind this?

Good dog! /
ISBN: 0439434572. OCLC Number:

Scholastic,. New York :. ©2004.

"When a heroic deed lands McGrowl in the local newspaper, his original owner, Edwina Tuttle, spots her former pet -- and invites McGrowl to her house for a visit. So Thomas and McGrowl set off on an exciting journey to see Edwina. But their trip becomes a wild-goose chase. The mastermind behind it all may be the evil Milton Smudge. And this time, he's determined to trap McGrowl ... no matter what it takes!"--Page 4 of cover.

It's a dog's life /
ISBN: 0439434556. OCLC Number:

Scholastic,. New York, NY :. ©2003.

It's up to Thomas and McGrowl to use their powers of telepathy and bionic-doggie strengths to sniff out the truth about a suspicious mayoral candidate who has his eye on the quiet town of Cedar Springs.

Good dog! /
ISBN: 0439434564. OCLC Number:

Scholastic,. New York :. ©2004.

"When a heroic deed lands McGrowl in the local newspaper, his original owner, Edwina Tuttle, spots her former pet -- and invites McGrowl to her house for a visit. So Thomas and McGrowl set off on an exciting journey to see Edwina. But their trip becomes a wild-goose chase. The mastermind behind it all may be the evil Milton Smudge. And this time, he's determined to trap McGrowl ... no matter what it takes!"--Page 4 of cover.

Spielberg, Truffaut & me :
ISBN: 184023430X. OCLC Number:

Titan,. London :. 2002.

"Art" /
ISBN: 0822216582. OCLC Number:

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One of Marc's best friends, Serge, has just bought a very expensive all white painting with white diagonal lines. To Marc, the painting is a joke, but Serge insists Marc doesn't have the proper standard to judge the work. Another friend, Ivan gets pulled into the disagreement. Lines are drawn and these old friends square off over the canvas, using it as an excuse to relentlessly batter one another over various failures.

Close encounters of the third kind diary /
ISBN: 0880641827. OCLC Number:

Fromm International Pub.,. New York :. 1997.

Puppy tales /
ISBN: 0756976804. OCLC Number:

Scholastic,. New York :. ©2005.

McGrowl, a bionic super dog, investigates when one of his puppies disappears. Is his enemy Milton Smudge behind this?


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