Books by Carole Hénaff

THE BLUE BIRD'S PALACE by Orianne Lallemand
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"With its folkloric elements, positive but not preachy message about sharing, and strong visual presentation, this will make an excellent read-aloud. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Natasha, deprived of maternal love by her mother's death but adored by her farmer father, grows into a selfish young woman in this original tale "inspired by the Russian folk tradition" and first published in France. Read full book review >
ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE by Hugh Lupton
Released: May 1, 2013

"For readers who need their endings safe. (pronunciation guide, bibliography, family tree of the Greek gods, Olympians) (Mythology. 8-12)"
The myth of the power of music and love is retold for middle-graders with nuanced beauty but marred by a happy epilogue. Read full book review >
THE ADVENTURES OF ACHILLES by Hugh Lupton
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Epic in deed and scope and a-bustle with larger-than-life characters, this retelling of the Iliad will rivet both readers and listening audiences. (bibliography) (Folktale/mythology. 11-14)"
Two veteran storytellers give one of mythology's greatest warriors his due in a narrative rich in drama, tragedy, intense emotion and heroic feats of arms. Read full book review >
THE ARABIAN NIGHTS by Wafa’ Tarnowska
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Hénaff's stylized scenes of domed cityscapes and turbaned figures add properly whimsical visual notes to this short but animated gathering. (Folktales. 10-12)"
In a large, handsome format, Tarnowska offers six tales plus an abbreviated version of the frame story, retold in formal but contemporary language and sandwiched between a note on the Nights' place in her childhood in Lebanon and a page of glossary and source notes. Read full book review >