Search Results: "Nathan Fox"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG TRACTOR by Nathan Clement
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Definitely worth a second look among the extensive array of books about large vehicles. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A burly man in a plaid shirt and baseball cap addresses his tractor as "Ol' Partner," reminding his green-painted friend of all the jobs they do together over the course of one agricultural year, from spring to winter. Read full book review >

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JUNCTION by Nathan Jurevicius
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"An enticing slide into the strange, particularly for fans of Shaun Tan's wilder fancies. (Picture book. 7-10) "
The scion of a family of Face Changers journeys through a surreal landscape in this pleasantly creepy outing from the creator of Scarygirl (2010, not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPEED by Nathan Clement
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Fans will race to share this with their favorite racers-to-be, though they will need to fill listeners in on all the specific whys and hows. (Picture book. 4-7)"
With the same attention to detail as his Drive (2008) and Job Site (2011), Clement brings stock-car racing to life for armchair drivers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG BAD IRONCLAD! by Nathan Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Livelier than the typical history textbook but sillier than the many outstanding works on the Civil War available for young readers, this will appeal to both history buffs and graphic-novel enthusiasts. (Graphic historical fiction. 8-12)"
Travel with Nathan Hale back to 1861 for the famous Civil War battle between the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia, the war's first ironclad ships. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOB SITE by Nathan Clement
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Pair this with Sally Sutton's Roadwork (2008) for a similar treatment of a different job site. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In his debut, Drive (2008), Clement profiled a single 18-wheeler and its driver; here he explores the ever-popular realm of construction trucks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE IMMUNE SYSTEM by Nathan Larson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"A sharp and satisfying conclusion to one of the most unique hard-boiled arcs in recent memory."
In post-apocalyptic Manhattan, antihero Dewey Decimal comes to the end of the stacks. Read full book review >