Books by Ana Juan

THE GIRL WHO SOARED OVER FAIRYLAND AND CUT THE MOON IN TWO by Catherynne M. Valente
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"Like September, readers may leave their hearts in Fairyland. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
In this luscious sequel to The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There (2012), the heroine who twice saved Fairyland returns to save it again and discover her heart's desire. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Heartless September sprouts a heart during this remarkable, awesome journey. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
In this sequel to The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (2011), heroine September embarks on another quest, this time to Fairyland-Below, where her shadow rules as queen. Read full book review >
PET SHOP REVOLUTION by Ana Juan
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"An unsettling outing, with none of the dreamy lyricism that illuminated the artist's earlier Night Eater (2004). (Picture book. 6-8)"
This tale of a harsh pet-store owner who turns over a new leaf would be uplifting were it not so frightening. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 2011

"Complex, rich and memorable. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
In this modern fairytale, an insouciant, "somewhat heartless" 12-year-old girl from Omaha visits Fairyland and accepts a quest to rescue its inhabitants from the rule-mad Marquess. Read full book review >
THE ELEPHANT WISH by Lou Berger
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 9, 2008

"A stunning lesson in the power of wishes and memory pitting the child Eliza against the childlike Adelle. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young girl's extraordinary wish comes true until an old lady moves in to take her place. Read full book review >
THE JEWEL BOX BALLERINAS by Monique de Varennes
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 11, 2007

"A lovely story to share in which greed is mightily vanquished by joie de vivre. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A very rich, very indulgent woman cares so much for her material possessions, purchased only in quantities of two, that she has no love left for humanity. Read full book review >
FOR YOU ARE A KENYAN CHILD by Kelly Cunnane
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"A rare excursion, glowing with love and laughter. (glossary) (Picture book. 6-8)"
A day in the life of a distractible lad, illustrated with almost magical brightness by the reigning Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award-winner. Read full book review >
THE NIGHT EATER by Ana Juan
by Ana Juan, illustrated by Ana Juan
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"An engaging tale, made even more memorable by Juan's distinctive style and vision. (Picture book. 7-9)"
The illustrator of Campbell Geeslin's Elena's Serenade (2003) again folds humorous and theatrical elements into mystical, surrealist art for an original tale imbued with folkloric overtones. Read full book review >
ELENA’S SERENADE by Campbell Geeslin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2004

"EWSLUGp2003. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Here, Juan surpasses even her magical, atmospheric art for Jonah Winter's Frida (2002). Read full book review >
FRIDA by Jonah Winter
by Jonah Winter, illustrated by Ana Juan
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"But it is more likely that older readers may develop an artistic curiosity and appreciation for this woman's provocative work. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
A picture-book homage to the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, whose indomitable spirit has become a revered icon for struggling women artists. Read full book review >