Books by Craig Orback

GIFTS FROM THE ENEMY by Trudy Ludwig
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2104

"The story loses focus on occasion, but no one who reads it will forget the history. (vocabulary list, study guide) (Picture book/biography. 7-12)"
This book is a biography of Holocaust survivor Alter Wiener, but from time to time, he seems like a supporting character. Read full book review >
ZACK'S STORY by Cameron Dokey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"A lighthearted camp romp with just enough danger and misadventure to keep the pages turning. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Eleven-year-old Zack Wilson has dreamed of summer camp his whole life, and here he is at Camp Wolf Trail having the time of his life in this debut volume in the Boys Camp series. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"There is a strikingly rare synergy between the poetry and the illustrations in this truly remarkable addition to the pantheon of books on the four seasons for school-aged children. (Poetry. 7-11)"
Considering nature as artistic medium, Thomas opens with a poem about nature sketching winter; Orback illustrates it so, adding bits of color on succeeding pages. Read full book review >