Books by Anne Shelby

THE MAN WHO LIVED IN A HOLLOW TREE by Anne Shelby
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2009

"Nicely done. (author's, illustrator's notes, key to quilt squares) (Picture book. 4-7)"
This rich tale, based on an Appalachian legend, tells the story of the improvised life of Harlan Burch, a philosophical carpenter who builds everything from cradles to coffins and plants two trees for every one he cuts down. Read full book review >
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2007

"Includes a note on the origins of the tales. (Folktales. 8-12)"
Brave and brainy, trusty and true, Molly Whuppie is not about to let anyone stop her—not even a giant who is ready for a meal. Read full book review >
THE SOMEDAY HOUSE by Anne Shelby
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"Pair this with Eve Bunting's Fly Away Home (1991) or Elizabeth Hathorn's Way Home (1994) to set younger readers thinking. (Picture book. 5-7)"
This flight of imagination by Shelby (Homeplace, 1995, etc.) has a poignant cast. ``Someday,'' promises the narrator, ``we'll live in a house on a mountain. Read full book review >
HOMEPLACE by Anne Shelby
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1995

This quick skip through seven generations of farmers living in the same, ever-expanding house seems less a celebration of family roots than a showcase for Halperin's distinctive talents. Read full book review >
POTLUCK by Anne Shelby
by Anne Shelby, illustrated by Irene Trivas
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 1, 1991

"Delicious. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Setting their table for 31, Alpha and Betty call their friends in for an alphabetical feast: ``Ben brought bagels...Don did dumplings,'' and so on, with some nifty longer improvisations: ``Norman knew that oodles of noodles would be needed.'' The extra five? Read full book review >