Books by Bernie Fuchs

RIDE LIKE THE WIND by Bernie Fuchs
Released: March 1, 2004

"An engaging depiction of a unique slice of American frontier history. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Having just embarked on his leg of the Pony Express, young rider Johnny Free is pursued by Paiute Indians and eventually rescued by his loyal horse in this compelling tale set in the Nevada desert. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 14, 2001

"A terrific introduction to a historical character who was the heroine of her own fabulous tale. (author's note) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
The tiny (less than five feet tall) sharpshooter known as Annie Oakley began life as Phoebe Ann Mozee on an Ohio farm. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The details of barn construction are passed over, but the central place a barn occupies on an Amish farm is clearly established. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A celebration of the Amish spirit of community summoned for a one-day barn raising. Read full book review >
HOME ON THE RANGE by Paul B. Janeczko
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"A good collection, with an unfeigned, cumulative effect that leaves readers with a real sense of a disappearing way of life. (Picture book/poetry. 8-10)"
A timeless portrait of cowboy (and cowgirl) life emerges from 20 illustrated poems. Read full book review >
THE WOLVES by Brian J. Heinz
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"An exquisite story of the wild. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
In a preface to this powerful story, Heinz (The Alley Cat, 1993, etc.) provides historical information on wolves in North America as well as their present situation. Read full book review >
CAROLINA SHOUT! by Alan Schroeder
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"In his second collaboration with Schroeder (Ragtime Tumpie, 1989) Fuchs creates powerful oil paintings that beautifully celebrate the vitality of Charleston, and masterfully chronicle this vanished piece of African-American life. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An interesting cultural history of African-American street vendors in the preWW II South. Read full book review >
CHAMPIONS by Bill Littlefield
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Reading list; index. (Biography. 11-14)"
A penetrating study of five men and five women who provide ``images of excellence,'' both in and out of the spotlight. Read full book review >