Search Results: "Nathaniel Lachenmeyer"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 31, 2004

"Fast-moving and entertaining."
Do you believe that 13 is an unlucky number? This book may cure you. Read full book review >

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SCARLATTI'S CAT by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Music lovers might appreciate this slight story that ties the creation of a popular classical sonata to a pampered pet, but most young listeners will simply be left wondering what poor Pulcinella did to be abandoned by her owner. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Despite an intriguing premise, Lachenmeyer and Beccia's collaboration doesn't quite manage to produce a pleasing composition. Read full book review >

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THE BOO! BOOK by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Although much talent is evident in this creative pairing, the result lacks overall appeal for the picture-book crowd; save for children with patience and a taste for the surreal. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An engaging narrator, together with magical illustrations that often conjure surreal scenes, lets readers in on all there is to know about haunted books and how to be a good owner of one. Read full book review >

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THE ORIGAMI MASTER by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Sogabe's neat, tranquil illustrations in watercolor and cut paper leave room for readers to see the whole picture. (origami-bird instructions) (Picture book. 4-7)"
A serene lesson about the futility of cages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NONFICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 1996

"A commendable and well-researched work. (b&w photos, chronology, notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 12+)"
Whitelaw (William Tecumseh Sherman, p. 111, etc.) presents an unsentimental and clear-eyed portrait of Hawthorne in this entry in the World Writers series. Read full book review >

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NATHANIEL MYER by Margaret Sisu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"An addictive revenge novel with guts and heart."
In Sisu's (The Nude, 2011) unconventional tale of vengeance and redemption, after a vicious gang attacks his well-to-do, suburban family, a father abandons his previously comfortable lifestyle in pursuit of the reckless culprits. Read full book review >

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NATHANIEL WILLY, SCARED SILLY by Judith Mathews
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

"No source given. (Folklore/Picture book. 3-7)"
Nathaniel Willy is silly to be scared by a creaking door, but Gramma's sillier yet: each time she closes the door with a ``terrible squeak'' after kissing him good-night, he calls her back without saying why he's so frightened; and she tries to comfort him by bringing him yet another animal—cat, dog, pig, cow—until the bed breaks under the load. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"Hardyesque fantasy, hard to fathom."
Brooding first novel set in rural England. Read full book review >

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THE LOVE AFFAIRS OF NATHANIEL P. by Adelle Waldman
Released: July 16, 2013

"The characters that populate Waldman's world are artistic, creative, funny and intelligent—except when it comes to matters of the heart, for they are constitutionally incapable of making long-term commitments. It would be refreshing to find one mature adult."
Nate Piven's affairs are convoluted, to say the least, and some of his relationships seem to come right out of Seinfeld episodes. Read full book review >

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Nate and the Horseshoe Crabs by Nathaniel Newton
Released: March 11, 2014

"A facile, fairly conflict-free picture book with charming character design and enough science facts to inspire animal lovers to research further."
Several bird friends overcome their reluctance to help unfamiliar animals in a colorful but lightly plotted picture book by debut author/illustrator Newton. Read full book review >

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ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW by Nathaniel Rich
Released: April 2, 2013

"An oddly affectionate portrait of disaster relief that deftly mocks the indemnity mindset of a culture under siege."
A mathematician with a combination of unusual gifts sees the worst coming in this strange rumination on catastrophe prediction. Read full book review >

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THE MAYOR’S TONGUE by Nathaniel Rich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"A debut novel that will appeal most to punch-drunk bibliophiles."
A loopy play on literary life from Paris Review editor Rich. Read full book review >