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Nathaniel Benchley

Nathaniel Benchley

Nathaniel Benchley (November 13, 1915 – December 14, 1981) was an American author.

Born in Newton, Massachusetts to a literary family, he was the son of Gertrude Darling and Robert Benchley (1889–1945), the noted American writer, humorist, critic, actor, and one of the founders of the Algonquin Round Table in New York City. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor and served as a public relations officer and on convoy duty in the Atlantic on destroyers and patrol craft. He was transferred to the Pacific in 1945. He later worked for Newsweek magazine as an assistant drama editor.

While we primarily offer some of his children's books, he wrote quite a number of adult novels—some of which were turned into movies (like the Off-Islanders, adapted to The Russians are Coming! The Russians are Coming!). His sons were also involved in film, Nat an actor, and Peter the writer of the novel and screenplay Jaws.

Nathaniel Benchley died in 1981 in Boston, Massachusetts and was interred in the family plot at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Nantucket.

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George the Drummer Boy
An I Can Read Book Level 3
by Nathaniel Benchley
from HarperCollins
Historical fiction for 2nd-4th grade
in I Can Read Books (Location: CPB-04B)
Oscar Otter
An I Can Read Book Level 1
by Nathaniel Benchley
from HarperCollins
Animal Fantasy for Preschool-1st grade
in I Can Read Books (Location: CPB-04B)
Oscar Otter/Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble - Progeny Press Study Guide
Progeny Press Literature Guides
by Rebecca Gilleland
from Progeny Press
for Kindergarten-1st grade
in Progeny Press Literature Guides (Location: B18-00T)
Sam the Minuteman
An I Can Read Book Level 3
by Nathaniel Benchley & Arnold Lobel
from HarperCollins
Historical Fiction for 2nd-4th grade
in I Can Read Books (Location: CPB-04B)
Sam the Minuteman - Progeny Press Study Guide
Progeny Press Literature Guides
by Colleen Schreurs
from Progeny Press
Historical Fiction for 1st-3rd grade
in Progeny Press Literature Guides (Location: B18-00T)