Search Results: "Nathaniel Lachenmeyer"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 2005

"A concise and readable look at real-world environmental challenges."
How one American river, the Connecticut, became a focus for often misplaced environmental zeal, political maneuvers of the best and worst kind, hope and suspicion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2009

"Frank builds a solid case that the ban on gays in the military is not only wrong, it is endangering the country."
Wide-ranging critique of the U.S. military's controversial policy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"A well-balanced consideration of both the promise and problems involved in the scientific search for human betterment."
A presentation of two sides of the complex history of eugenics: eradicating disease and improving the human race. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 9, 2006

"A remarkably sensitive account: 21st-century readers could ask for no more insightful reinterpretation of America's founding myth."
Known for his special talent with a sea story, National Book Award-winner Philbrick (Sea of Glory, 2003, etc.) here uses the Pilgrims' perilous Atlantic crossing as mere prelude to an even more harrowing tale of survival in an alien land. Read full book review >

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ON THIS DAY by Nathaniel Bellows
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2003

"A tale not yet complete."
Poet Bellows edges into literary fiction with a first novel about two young adults trying to grow up. Read full book review >