Books by Deborah Durland DeSaix

Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A must read for today's multicultural curricula. (afterword, glossary, notes, bibliography, index) (Informational picture book. 8-12)"
Holocaust history includes many instances of righteous individuals who risked their lives to hide or help Jews escape the Nazis' annihilating evil. Read full book review >
THE TREE by Karen Gray Ruelle
Released: Sept. 15, 2008

"A vague timeline throughout the work is an unnecessary distraction from this charming piece of history. (historical notes) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
A stately elm tree in New York City's Madison Square Park is estimated to be 250 years old. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 2007

"An absolute must. (Maps, index, bibliography, photographs, notes, glossary, pronunciation guide, source notes) (Nonfiction. 6-12)"
The people of the small towns and farms in La Montagne Protestante region of Southern France established homes and schools to rescue children fleeing almost certain transport to Nazi concentration camps. Read full book review >
KNOW WHAT I SAW? by Aileen Fisher
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"The illustrations provide the puppy and a somewhat too-easy resolution, which, if emotionally satisfying for readers, nevertheless lacks resonance. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A cheerful pigtailed girl leads readers through a descending series of baby animals in an upbeat treatment of a verse from the late Fisher. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 23, 1995

"Baroque borders surround the time-travel illustrations, while sharp, squared corners frame everyday life. (Picture book. 4-8)"
DeSaix (In the Back Seat, 1993, etc.) offers horse-obsessed readers Antonia, a girl who shares their fantasies of riding. Read full book review >
IN THE BACK SEAT by Deborah Durland DeSaix
Released: June 16, 1993

"A charming, nostalgic reminder of a time when cars moved slowly enough along back roads for kids to spot cows, or even cobwebs. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The family's no sooner settled in its 50's sedan for the trip to Aunt Penelope's farm than Jeffrey asks, ``Are we there yet?'' Luckily for him (and his parents), big sister Ariel rises splendidly to the occasion with a fantastical tale about a girl and ``her pesky little brother,'' with each event in her story (pictured in full-bleed art) suggested by things Ariel spies on the way (seen in vignettes on the facing text pages). Read full book review >