Search Results: "Nickolas Butler"


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THE HEARTS OF MEN by Nickolas Butler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"Butler's mostly unembellished prose delivers a well-paced, affecting read."
Across three generations and as many wars, this earnest novel explores the ways boys become men and how even flawed men may stand as models for the young. Read full book review >

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SHOTGUN LOVESONGS by Nickolas Butler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"Despite some soap-opera machinations and occasional literary overreach, the novel will strike a responsive chord in any reader who has found his life reflected in a Bob Seger song."
A debut novel that delves so deeply into the small-town heartland that readers will accept its flaws as part of its charm. Read full book review >

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BEDTIME IN THE JUNGLE by John Butler
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Easily fitting the original tune, this is sure to send many little ones off to dreamland. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Following the format of the familiar "Over in the Meadow," this gently illustrated book is a calmer version of those that have recently been published. Read full book review >

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WHOSE BABY AM I? by John Butler
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Ideal for the smallest explorer, Butler's book of cuddlesome creatures is enchanting. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Simple text introduces young children to an array of animal babies. Read full book review >

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HUSH, LITTLE ONES by John Butler
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Butler intensifies the coziness of it all even further by giving every joey, colt, chick, cub, and pup a subtle smile; children will be smiling too as they drift off to dreamland on the wings of this sonorous beddy-bye rhyme. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Never has the power of suggestion been more irresistible, as Butler (Whose Baby Am I?, 2001, etc.) offers a series of drowsy animal parents and their young nestling down together for the night. Read full book review >

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TEN IN THE DEN by John Butler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A familiar song made into an enchanting tale of friendship. (Picture book. 2-6)"
This adorable offering remakes the traditional counting song, but with a new twist on the ending. Read full book review >

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THE HERMIT THRUSH SINGS by Susan Butler
Released: March 1, 1999

"Devoted fans of the post-disaster genre may take to this, but for depth of character and detail, there are far more precisely imagined outsider tales, from Eloise McGraw's Moorchild (1996) to Anne Mazer's Oxboy (1993). (Fiction. 11-13)"
Butler's first novel has plausibility problems, but readers may be drawn to the characters inhabiting this post-holocaust fantasy. Read full book review >