Books by Craig Crist-Evans

NORTH OF EVERYTHING by Craig Crist-Evans
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Gentle and contemplative. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A spare, poignant piece about a quiet farming family's loss, sorrow, and recovery. Read full book review >
AMARYLLIS by Craig Crist-Evans
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Crist-Evans weaves two pitch-perfect voices into a story that is immediate and emotionally honest, never reaching for easy answers or neat resolutions—but ultimately, with its almost painful realism, this is the finest depiction of war we've yet seen for young readers. (Fiction. YA)"
In 1965, Hurricane Betsy ran the banana freighter Amaryllis aground on Singer Island, Florida, and now the monstrous hulk looms there, a symbol of Frank Staples's experience in Vietnam: hurt, far from home, and "stuck with my nose in the sand." Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 1999

"Exquisite, somber black-and-white woodcut illustrations accompany the poems; the images are often as lyrical as the text. (Poetry. 8-12)"
Crist-Evans pens a series of poignant poems that are the journal entries of a 13-year-old who accompanies his father to fight in the Civil War. Read full book review >