Books by Anne Laurel Carter

NIGHT BOY by Anne Laurel Carter
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Not up to the standard Carter set in her previous award-winning outings (Under a Prairie Sky, 2004, etc.). (Picture book. 4-7)"
A story that imagines Night and Day as siblings at play becomes mired in a muddled attempt to do too many things at once. Read full book review >
THE SHEPHERD’S GRANDDAUGHTER by Anne Laurel Carter
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Thoughtful and engaging. (Fiction. YA)"
Information-packed but never didactic, this moving narrative describes the life of a Palestinian girl. Read full book review >
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"Easy enough to read but without much staying power. (Short stories. YA)"
A collection of short stories, some more successful than others, but whether they are about "real" princesses depends on your definition. Read full book review >
CIRCUS PLAY by Anne Laurel Carter
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"The first-person perspective makes the telling slightly awkward, but the story may resonate with children who feel set apart from their peers, especially with an offbeat parent. (Picture book. 4-8)"
What's a boy to do when his mother is a trapeze artist, she practices in the living room, and all he wants to do is watch TV with his friends? Read full book review >