Search Results: "Nathan Hale"


BOOK REVIEW

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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ANIMAL HOUSE by Candace Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"That said, if you're looking for a kind of crazed companion to Graeme Base's Animalia (1986), this book will stand up to multiple rereadings. (Picture book. 4-8)"
No togas or frat boys will be found in this particular animal house, though plenty of hijinks take place within. Read full book review >

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FRANKENSTEIN by Rick Walton
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2012

"Whether young readers recognize the relationship to the Parisian version or not, adults will appreciate the clever yet silly send-up. Most children, however, will see this as just another funny monster book. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Just in time for Halloween, Walton and Hale (Twelve Bots of Christmas, 2010) combine their talents to become "Ludworst Bemonster," author of a droll parody of Ludwig Bemelmans' Madeline. 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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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 >

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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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RAPUNZEL’S REVENGE by Shannon Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A dash of typical fairy-tale romance, a strong sense of social justice and a spunky heroine make this a standout choice for younger teens. (Graphic fiction. 10-14)"
A beloved fairy tale gets a glossy graphic-novel makeover, reworked in a fanciful Old West setting. Read full book review >

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CALAMITY JACK by Shannon Hale
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Readers will relish this gleeful mix of fairy tale, adventure and romance. (Graphic fiction. 9 & up)"
Jack (of Beanstalk fame) is back in this companion to Rapunzel's Revenge (2008). Read full book review >

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THE DINOSAURS’ NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Anne Muecke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"The Pterodactyls Sing'), and a CD of the songs and story text is also included. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Dinosaur devotees will devour this imaginative take-off on the much-parodied holiday rhyme, with this rendition set in the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Read full book review >

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FRANKENSTEIN'S FRIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Nathan Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Frightfully funny. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In their second collaborative parody, Walton and Hale join forces under the pen name of "Ludworst Bemonster" to create a comic tale combining elements of the Frankenstein story, "The Night Before Christmas" and the classic Madeline.Read full book review >