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Benchley, Nathaniel 1915-1981

Overview
Works: 181 works in 689 publications in 13 languages and 29,096 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  High interest-low vocabulary books  History  Readers (Publications)  Ghost stories  Biography  Picture books  Biographies  War fiction 
Roles: Author, Performer, Former owner, Editor, Compiler, Conceptor
Classifications: PZ7.B4312, E
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Sam, the minuteman by Nathaniel Benchley( Book )

22 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and held by 2,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An easy-to-read account of Sam and his father fighting as minutemen against the British in the Battle of Lexington
Oscar Otter by Nathaniel Benchley( Book )

26 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of an otter who strays too far from his home and must face danger from other animals in order to make his return
Red fox and his canoe by Nathaniel Benchley( Book )

36 editions published between 1964 and 1992 in 5 languages and held by 1,672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Indian boy receives a larger canoe along with some unforseen complications
A ghost named Fred by Nathaniel Benchley( Book )

21 editions published between 1968 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George meets a friendly ghost named Fred when he enters a haunted house to get out of the rain. Kindergarten - Grade 3
The Benchley roundup by Robert Benchley( Book )

26 editions published between 1954 and 2001 in English and held by 1,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert C. Benchley's sketches and articles, published in periodicals like "Life," "Vanity Fair," and "The New Yorker," earned him a reputation as one of the sharpest humorists of his time; his influence--on contemporaries such as E.B. White, James Thurber, and S.J. Perelman, or followers like Woody Allen, Steve Martin, and Richard Pryor--has left an indelible mark on the American comic tradition. "The Benchley Roundup "collects those pieces, selected by Benchley's son Nathaniel, "which seem to stand up best over the years"--A compendium of the most endearing and enduring work from one of America's funniest and most penetrating wits."It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by then I was too famous."--Robert Benchley
Small Wolf by Nathaniel Benchley( Book )

21 editions published between 1972 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 1,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Native American boy sets out to hunt on Manahattan Island and discovers some strange people with very different ideas about land
George, the drummer boy by Nathaniel Benchley( Book )

16 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A view of the incidents at Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, which were the start of the American Revolution, as seen from the eyes of George, a British drummer boy
The strange disappearance of Arthur Cluck by Nathaniel Benchley( Book )

17 editions published between 1967 and 1979 in English and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Mama Cluck loses Arthur, her baby chick, the owl detective finds him boxed for shipment to the children's zoo
Humphrey Bogart by Nathaniel Benchley( Book )

21 editions published between 1975 and 1984 in 4 languages and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une biographie insolite qui éclaire la personnalité du grand acteur trop souvent masquée par un certain stéréotype
Only earth and sky last forever by Nathaniel Benchley( Book )

8 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and Hungarian and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although recognizing the end of the Indians' freedom is near, a young Cheyenne still chooses to fight with Crazy Horse at the Little Big Horn to prove himself to the girl he loves
The several tricks of Edgar Dolphin by Nathaniel Benchley( Book )

10 editions published between 1970 and 1980 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edgar was a clever young dolphin but he didn't like to play his games in a small tank on the ship where he was captive
Bright candles : a novel of the Danish resistance by Nathaniel Benchley( Book )

10 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The experiences of a sixteen-year-old Danish boy during the German occupation of his country in World War II. Two teenagers turn from pranks to sabotage in this tense story of a people pushed to their limits by the tyranny of the Nazi regime in Denmark
Robert Benchley : a biography by Nathaniel Benchley( Book )

13 editions published between 1955 and 1956 in English and Undetermined and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twentieth century parody, American and British by Burling Lowrey( Book )

4 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Good parody is murderously hard to write. Wolcott Gibbs, an accomplished parodist if ever there was one, said that it is the hardest form of creative writing there is, because not only must the style of the subject be reproduced in slightly enlarged form, but it must also hold the interest of people who haven't read the original. It was Aldous Huxley who said that parodies are the most penetrating form of criticism, and Oscar Wilde who said they are the tribute that mediocrity pays to genius, which leaves us with a pretty good idea as to who had been burned and who hadn't. Some of the parodies are, obviously, more successful than others, which is a roundabout way of saying that some don't hold up if you haven't read the original material; but others make glorious reading even if you've never even heard of the author being parodied, and this is the best kind I can think of."--Nathaniel Benchley, from the introduction
Sweet anarchy by Nathaniel Benchley( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an island off the coast of the United States descides to secede, the National Guard moves in and insanity follows
Portrait of a scoundrel by Nathaniel Benchley( Book )

8 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feldman Fieldmouse; a fable by Nathaniel Benchley( Book )

7 editions published between 1971 and 1981 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fieldmouse is visited by his uncle who teaches him to work and to take the risk of dancing in the moonlight
The off-islanders by Nathaniel Benchley( Book )

22 editions published between 1961 and 1984 in 9 languages and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bizarre but funny clash of cultures occurs when a Russian submarine is grounded off a New England island at the end of the tourist season
Welcome to Xanadu by Nathaniel Benchley( Book )

8 editions published between 1968 and 1973 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kilroy and the gull by Nathaniel Benchley( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captured and trained to be a marineland sensation, Kilroy, a killer whale, escapes to life on the open sea with his friend Morris the sea gull
 
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Sam, the minuteman
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Oscar OtterRed fox and his canoeA ghost named FredThe Benchley roundupSmall WolfGeorge, the drummer boyOnly earth and sky last forever
Alternative Names
Benchley, N. 1915-1981

Benchley, Nathaniel, 1915-

Benchley, Nathaniel Goddard 1915-

Benchley, Nathaniel Goddard 1915-1981

Goddard, Nathaniel Benchley 1915-1981

Nāthanīan Benchalī 1915-1981

Nathaniel Benchley Ameerika Ühendriikide lastekirjanik

Nathaniel Benchley Amerikaans schrijver (1915-1981)

Nathaniel Benchley auteur de littérature d'enfance américain

Nathaniel Benchley escriptor de literatura infantil estatunidenc

Nathaniel Benchley escritor de literatura infantil estadounidense

Nathaniel Benchley scriitor de literatură pentru copii american

Натаниель Бенчли

ناثانيال بنشلي، 1915-1981

นาธาเนียล เบ็นชลีย์ 1915-1981

ナサニエル・ベンチリー

ベンチリー, N

ベンチリー, ナサニエル

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