THE SEAGOING COWBOY
Take a trip with the seagoing cowboys as they travel from the quiet countryside to the hustle and bustle of the docks. Feel the pitching and rolling of their ship. Meet the horses and heifers they tend. And see what they discover once they arrive.
Through Peggy Reiff Miller’s expert prose and Claire Ewart’s luminous paintings, you will learn the real-life story of seagoing cowboys who took livestock to people suffering the effects of World War II.
Juvenile Fiction/ cowboys, ships, World War, 1939-1945
ISBN: 978-0-87178-212-0 Format: Hardcover
Price: $18.99 Size 8 1/2 x 11 / 39 pages
THE GREEN MUSICIAN
If you had just one chance to achieve your dream, what would you do? In a distant kingdom lived a young musician named Barbad. His one dream was to play before the king in the royal court. Find out if Barbad's dream comes true in this magical tale of patience and determination. Stunning artwork from award-winning illustrator, Claire Ewart, gently brings this whimsical tale to life. Adapted from a
1,000 year old Persian story by Mahvash Shahegh, the tale of Barbad the musician is originally found in the legendary history of Persia the “Book of Kings” (Shahnameh).
. . . . A serene, simply retold tale of dreams pursued and achieved (source and background notes) (Picture book/folk tale. 6-8).”
JUVENILE FICTION/ legends, Myths, & Fables 4 & up / 3rd-4th/ Lexile measure: 760L
(early reader 4-8) Format: Hardcover
ISBN 978-1-937786-42-7 Size: 8" x 10" / 36 pages
Price: $ 16.95
THE OLIVE TREE
The house next door to Sameer’s had been empty for as long as he could remember. The family had gone away when the war began. But now they were back, and he was ready to have fun with his new playmate. Together they could climb the big olive tree that overlooked both their gardens, and eat the delicious olives it produced. The only problem was that Muna, the little girl next door, didn’t want to play and she didn’t want to share the olives.
Poignantly told by award-winning author Elsa Marston and with beautiful paintings from award-winning illustrator Claire Ewart, The Olive Tree follows two children as they learn to share and work together by looking past their differences.
"Ewart’s (One Cold Night) watercolor illustrations deftly employ color to signal the story’s emotional developments." -Publishers Weekly
Juvenile Picturebook/Multi-Cultural 5 & up / Lexile measure: 660L
ISBN: 978-1-937786-29-8 Format: Hardcover
Price: $ 16.95 Size: 8" x 10" / 32 pages
A class trip takes a hilarious turn as the Rocky Mountain Unlimited transports its eager passengers into prehistoric times. The only person not thrilled with the change in itinerary is the teacher, Miss Pym who looks on in horror as the children cook dinosaur egg for breakfast, go stegosaurus-back-riding and pterodactyl gliding, and play soccer with their giant reptilian friends.
Claire Ewart's sweeping paintings conjure up a charming, Edenlike land, providing lush counterpoint to Paul Fleischman's delightful tongue-in-cheek story.
Best books of 1991, SLJ
Christmas 1991-The New Yorker
Reading Rainbow, Story Time
Juvenile Picturebook/ Dinosaurs, Time travel
Age Range: 4 - 8 years Grade Level: Kindergarten - 4 / Lexile Measure: AD490L
ISBN-10: 006443351X ISBN-13: 978-0064433518
Format: Paperback Size : 9.8 x 0.1 x 8.8 inches