Search Results: "Nancy Antle"


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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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It seems inevitable the phrase “vast right-wing conspiracy” will pop into your head while reading Duke University historian Nancy MacLean’s disquieting Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America. After all, the phrase made famous by Hillary Clinton in the 1990s popped into MacLean’s head a few times while she researched and wrote her ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SURYIA SWIMS! by Bhagavan "Doc" Antle
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"The orangutan's face has a natural charm, and he seems to be smiling as he enjoys his time in the water. Suryia's interactions with his pool pals will bring smiles to the faces of animal lovers young and old. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 3-9)"
Suryia the orangutan learns to swim in this fascinating story that features appealing photographs of the amazing ape swimming with his trainer and an array of other animals that live in the same nature preserve. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 26, 2011

"The clean, photo album-like design, high-interest topic, accessible text and captivating images will likely garner Suryia and Roscoe legions of new friends. (author's note, map) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young animal lovers, especially those compelled by the story of the stranded baby hippo and giant tortoise introduced in Isabella and Craig Hatkoffs' Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship (2006), will be eager to read about this unlikely pairing between a stray dog and an orangutan in a wildlife preserve. Read full book review >

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HENRY AND THE VALENTINE SURPRISE by Nancy Carlson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"Carlson's familiar characters provide a sweetly thought-provoking Valentine interlude for the early-elementary set. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When Henry and his classmates find a heart-shaped box on Mr. McCarthy's desk, Sydney wonders whether "Mr. McCarthy has a girlfriend." Read full book review >

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BIG, BIGGER, BIGGEST!  by Nancy Coffelt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"A solid addition to storytime, as well as to the shelves of English teachers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An ingenious treatment of not only comparisons but also synonyms and antonyms that all the while exposes children to some fantastic vocabulary. Read full book review >