Books by Craig Kee Strete

THE RATTLESNAKE WHO WENT TO SCHOOL by Craig Kee Strete
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2004

"An original, funny, non-preachy spin on the 'bullies just want a friend' theme. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Any child who has faced a scary new situation will understand why Crowboy, presumably a Native American boy from the Southwest, adopts a rattlesnake persona on the first day of school. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 1999

"The illustrations draw their hues from the American southwest, while the paint is scratched to convey a sense of age and animation, and the monster is a ghoulish, block-headed, spine-chilling delight. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Strete pens an ode to tolerance that is none too subtle, but the stunning artwork from Johnson and Fancher should keep viewers involved. Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1996

"Bought the farm'' is, of course, a gallows-humor euphemism for death, but the death of a former way of life turns out happily indeed, in a perfect read-aloud book. (Picture book. 5+)"
A tongue-in-cheek, witty text with pictures that illustrate more than amplify how one ``great Indian chief and his great Indian wife'' triumph over a tricky government relocation policy. Read full book review >
THE WORLD IN GRANDFATHER'S HANDS by Craig Kee Strete
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 1995

"Those thoughtful readers who appreciate Jimmy's dilemma and unique perspective will be rewarded and enlightenedthe sense of lives out of place and feelings of disconnectedness are soberingly authentic. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Jimmy Whitefeather's father is dead, and he and his mother are moving from the pueblo to his grandfather's house in the city. Read full book review >