Search Results: "Nicholas F. Benton"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 15, 2013

"Though occasionally rambling or repetitious, this fulfilling collection will certainly edify, enlighten and entertain."
A distinguished, prolific journalist collects two years of published essays on the homosexual movement and its historic legacy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE END (ALMOST) by Jim Benton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"This story lacks the cleverness and originality that make a metafictive picture book successful, though it could be useful as a creative-writing prompt with older children. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An unimpressive addition to the plethora of metafictive picture books flooding the market. Read full book review >

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WHERE DID ALL THE DINOS GO? by Jim Benton
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2016

"Despite the title, not a fact-based book but rather one catering to toddlers whose favorite T-shirts sport cheery, cartoon dinos. (Board book. 1-3)"
A board-book version of a hide-and-seek game is set in a fantasy world where dinosaurs live among us. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LET'S DO A THING! by Jim Benton
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"Benton's wacky, off-the-wall humor may not appeal to more staid readers, but for the right audience, this will be an enticing offering. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Victor Shmud, a white child with a toy duck—or is that a chicken, as Victor seem to think?—embarks on an irreverent and ever so strange space adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE'S MY FNURGLE? by Jim Benton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Share these books with young children who are not quite ready for 'Sue Denim' and Dav Pilkey's Dumb Bunnies or Benton's other books but are poised to move on from Sandra Boynton's board books. (Board book. 2-4)"
The creator of the Dear Dumb Diary series bring his twisted third-grade humor to board books. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MADLY by William Benton
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"An uneven love story, with poetic moments."
In his first novel, poet Benton (Birds, 2002, etc.) delivers a lyrical yet ultimately insubstantial story of an affair singed by mental illness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"This isn't anything like a blatant grab for Captain Underpants fans, oh no. (Fiction. 7-9)"
An anything-but-subtle tale about learning to get along with others, infused with bathroom humor and featuring a pint-sized Morticia Addams as main character. Read full book review >

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THE HANDBOOK by Jim Benton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Eerily plausible, at least until the close. (Fiction? 10-13)"
Twelve-year-old Jack's world is rocked by the discovery of a copy of the Secret Parent's Handbook in a neighbor's trash. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SILENT STRANGER by Amanda Benton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"This worthwhile read is spun from intriguing, detailed descriptions of frontier farm life, with believable characters reacting to the mounting tension on the home front. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Set on a farm in western New York state during the War of 1812, a novel in which the history is adeptly and subtly woven into a gripping personal story. Read full book review >

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LILLI DE JONG by Janet Benton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017

"An absorbing debut from a writer to watch."
A young Quaker woman struggles to keep her out-of-wedlock child in 1880s Pennsylvania. Read full book review >