Books by Nancy Antle

SAM’S WILD WEST CHRISTMAS by Nancy Antle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Best of all here is Antle's (Lost in the War, 1998, etc.) delight in language, humorously conveyed to readers, as pure an encouragement as can be to keep turning the pages and a good introduction to the pleasures of wordplay. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
This easy-to-read comic adventure yarn, for all its simplicity, has real narrative momentum and a pleasing mess of puns, while Schindler's fine ink-and-watercolor illustrations lend the tale an even greater merriment. Read full book review >
LOST IN THE WAR by Nancy Antle
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1998

"The story takes no position on the war, but Antle instills a powerful message about its after-effects into an outwardly simple, telling story of the Grey girls and their mother. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A vivid and disturbing look at the effects of the Vietnam conflict on both its survivors and those who love them. Read full book review >
STAYING COOL by Nancy Antle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"An atmospheric story of intergenerational affection, this is set in a very specific urban, African-American milieu, carefully captured in Lewis's watercolors. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Boxing is an unusual subject for the picture-book audience. Read full book review >
SAM'S WILD WEST SHOW by Nancy Antle
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1995

"The art includes typical tones of the old West and a variety of lively purples and greens adding to the carnivalesque atmosphere. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A rollicking sweetheart of a yarn about teamwork, in western dress, part of this publisher's Easy-to-Read line. Read full book review >
BEAUTIFUL LAND by Nancy Antle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Her affable style, the realistic dialogue, and lively pacing will make this a good first novel for many readers and an excellent history lesson for all of them. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Part of a series, Once Upon America, that highlights various episodes in American history by creating fictionalized stories based on actual circumstances and events, Beautiful Land is a satisfying tale of a young girl's experiences during the Oklahoma Land Run of 1889. Read full book review >
TOUGH CHOICES by Nancy Antle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 8-11)"
A less successful entry in the Once Upon America series, partly because the causes and domestic consequences of the Vietnam War were so complicated that it's difficult to make them comprehensible to an elementary-school audience. Read full book review >
HARD TIMES by Nancy Antle
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1993

In the ``Once Upon America'' series, an Oklahoma family weathers the transition after Daddy loses his job, and they lose their house, in 1933. Read full book review >