Books by Alicia Potter

MISS HAZELTINE'S HOME FOR SHY AND FEARFUL CATS by Alicia Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Listeners of all stripes, feline fanciers or not, will be pleased and amused as the mild adventure winds to a happily-ever-after ending. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A caring young woman who takes in homeless cats finds her kindness rewarded when she suffers in turn. Read full book review >
JUBILEE! by Alicia Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"Lovingly evokes a lost time. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Patrick Gilmore was a mid-19th-century superstar who was the recognized initiator of the golden age of American band music. Read full book review >
MRS. HARKNESS AND THE PANDA by Alicia Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2012

An unlikely American explorer brings the first panda to the West. Read full book review >
FRITZ DANCED THE FANDANGO by Alicia Potter
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

Marching—dancing, rather—to the beat of a different drummer, Fritz whirls and twirls away from his mocking fellow goats in search of a herd that respects terpsichoreans. Along the way he picks up Liesl, a sheep who's been booted from her flock for yodeling ("YODEL-LAY-HEEEEEEEEEEEE-EWE!"), and Gerhard the dog, similarly exiled for playing the glockenspiel. Long illustrates this distant cousin to "The Bremen Town Musicians" in bright, Bill Peet-style cartoons, depicting the three pop-eyed fellow travelers trotting up and down grassy sunlit hills with purple mountains in the near background. When Fritz at length loses heart ("Will I ever find my herd? Am I destined to dance alone?"), his companions twirl loyally into the breach, dancing his dance and making such a "ruckus on the buttercuppy hills" that Fritz's heart "fandangoed with joy." Since Fritz's capering includes lots of leaps, it looks more like ballet than traditional fandango, but no matter—the trio's quest should be a short one, considering all the performing livestock already on library shelves, and the theme of unity-in-diversity is brought home with a light touch. (Picture book. 6-8) Read full book review >