Search Results: "Nathan Deuel"


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FRIDAY WAS THE BOMB by Nathan Deuel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2014

"The author's honesty and his self-absorption are two sides of the coin."
These essays can stand alone, but they cohere as a slim memoir of a young American family's years of danger in the Middle East. Read full book review >

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YELLOWBELLY AND PLUM GO TO SCHOOL by Nathan Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"EWSLUGp1998. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Hale makes a common premise uncommonly appealing with illustrations that feature a gloriously multi-species cast. Read full book review >

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TREATIES, TRENCHES, MUD AND BLOOD by Nathan Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"A neatly coherent account with tweaks that allow readers some emotional distance—but not enough to shrug off the war's devastating cost and world-changing effects. (bibliography) (Graphic nonfiction. 11-13)"
In the latest of his Hazardous Tales (One Dead Spy, 2012, etc.), Hale recaps World War I with an all-animal cast. Read full book review >

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ONE DEAD SPY by Nathan Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"An innovative approach to history that will have young people reading with pleasure. (Graphic historical fiction. 8-12)"
Nathan Hale, the famous spy of the American Revolution, tells his own story in this graphic-novel treatment of history. Read full book review >

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ONE TRICK PONY by Nathan Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"Hale blends adventure, aliens, an apocalyptic future, and folklore into an easy-to-read stand-alone. (Graphic science fiction. 8-12)"
In the future, the extraterrestrial Pipers devour electrical devices while threatening human lives and forcing them to regress to pre-electrical technology. Read full book review >

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MY LITTLE BACKPACK by Nathan Reed
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"Part of the My Little Bag series."
A gimmicky, overbusy book with a handle and a Velcroed-shut cover provides limping verse to accompany the packing of a small child's backpack. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"This very dense narrative will work best as a case study of how citizens of one city both precipitated and responded to the whirlwind of social change around them. (Nonfiction. 14 & up)"
A snapshot of the civil-rights movement in one city provides insight into the important role of individual communities as change moved through the country. Read full book review >

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NAVAJO CODE TALKERS by Nathan Aaseng
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Map; many b&w photos; source notes; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 9-14.)"
The gripping story of the Native American volunteers who provided a unique military service during WW II to the very government that had oppressed their people. Read full book review >

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LIVING CARELESSLY IN TOKYO AND ELSEWHERE by John Nathan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 18, 2008

"Elicits smiles for the author's self-awareness—and winces for his lack of it."
A translator of Nobel laureate Kenzaburo Oe, documentary filmmaker, writer and academic summarizes and assesses his peripatetic life. Read full book review >

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A BINTEL BRIF by John Nathan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2011

"A well-rendered, appealing period piece."
Veteran author and translator Nathan (Living Carelessly in Tokyo and Elsewhere, 2008, etc.) returns with a historical novel that artfully fuses the immigrant experience of 1910s New York with dark romance and political intrigue. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2011

"For a civilian readership increasingly alienated from the culture of its military, Hodge provides an important guide to what the reformers have wrought."
A journalist specializing in military matters reports on the war on terror's transformation into "a campaign of armed social work." Read full book review >