A newly illustrated edition of a popular easy reader explores the impact of Europeans on native American life as young Small Wolf finds new settlers on the Island of Hills, now known as Manhattan.
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Nathaniel Benchley was the author of several different types of books, as well as plays, movies and magazine articles.
He attended Phillips Exeter Academy and Harvard College, majoring in English. Shortly after graduation, he married Marjorie Bradford, and they settled down in New York City, where he worked for several newspapers and magazines. In 1941, before the attack on Pearl Harbor, he joined the U. S. Navy and was later trained to command small PT attack boats. He served in the Navy in the North and South Atlantic theaters and was on his way to the Pacific campaign when the war ended in 1945. He returned to New York and joined his wife and five year-old son, Peter. The next year, they had another son, Nathaniel Robert.
Nathaniel Benchley worked as a freelance writer –and painter- for the next 36 years. He wrote novels, plays, short stories, reviews, movie scripts and a very popular biography of the actor Humphrey Bogart. Much of his material was drawn from his life in New York and Nantucket, MA, where the family had a summer home. He found the small town life in Nantucket was rich in characters and material for adventures. He wrote a book titled The Off-Islanders, which was later made into a successful movie called "The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!" It was the story of a Russian submarine run aground on a small New England island. Several of his other books were also made into movies.
His sideline as a painter of landscapes led to his participation in many gallery showings.
Mr. Benchley used his fascination with history to create a series of books for beginning and teen readers. His particular interest was in taking a moment in history and examining it through the eyes of a young boy. He told stories about the Vikings coming to what would later be called "America;" Native American Indians dealing with the new settlers in their land ("Small Wolf"); young boys in Colonial America ("Sam the Minuteman" and "George the Drummer Boy") and the movement west; and a young boy who joins the Navy during World War II.
He also wrote a series of books for very beginning readers, many of which were about animals and their special bonds with humans ("Red Fox and His Canoe," "Oscar Otter").
He was always proudest of the letters he got from young readers who had identified with one of his characters and wanted to ask questions raised by their reading. He personally answered every letter he got from his readers.
In 1974, his son, Peter, published his first novel, Jaws, based on his experiences fishing off Nantucket in his youth (and a healthy imagination).
For the last many years of his life, Nathaniel Benchley lived in Nantucket with his wife.
Nathaniel Benchley lived by the motto: "A craftsman is one who does what he is given to do better than others feel is necessary."He died in Boston, MA, in 1981.
Joan Sandin is the illustrator of many books for young readers, including the "I Can Read" books Small Wolf, written by Nathaniel Benchley, Snowshoe Thompson, written by Nancy Smiler Levinson, and her own The Long Way Westward and The Long Way to a New Land. Ms. Sandin lives in Tucson, AZ.
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1994. Book Condition: Good. An I Can Read Book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP71864363
Book Description Harpercollins, 1994. Book Condition: Good. An I Can Read Book. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP92271218
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Library Binding. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0060204923I5N00
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Library Binding. Book Condition: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Bookseller Inventory # G0060204923I5N10
Book Description 1972. Benchley, Nathaniel. SMALL WOLF. NY: Harper & Row, (1972). 64p, color pictorial boards, illustrated by Joan Sandin, vg in dj with faded spine. An I Can Read History Book. Bookseller Inventory # 53266
Book Description HarperCollins Children's Book Group, New York, NY, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Sandin, Joan (illustrator). An I Can Read Book. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library. Illustrator: Sandin, Joan. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1 - 2 pounds. Category: Children; Juvenile Fiction; ISBN: 0060204923. ISBN/EAN: 9780060204921. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 24204. Bookseller Inventory # 24204
Book Description Harper Crest, New York, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Sandin, Joan (illustrator). First Edition. Harcover with matching boards and DJ illustrated with youn Indian boy in canoe. Pages tight; clean/unmarked. 64 pages. Corners of front DJ flap have been cut off. Very minimal shelf wear to DJ. Overall this item is close to As New condition. Library binding but NOT ex-lib. Possibly 1st edition as no other print info stated. An "I Can Read" History book from harber Crest/Harper & Row. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 1207046
Book Description Harpercollins, 1994. Library Binding. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0060204923
Book Description Harpercollins, 1994. Library Binding. Book Condition: Good. An I Can Read Book. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 0060204923