Books by Deborah Noyes

PLAGUE IN THE MIRROR by Deborah Noyes
Released: June 11, 2013

"An informative tale, but it lacks spark. (Ghost story. 14 & up)"
May's trip to Florence with family friends takes a frightening turn when she wakes in the middle of the night to find her ghostly twin standing at the foot of her bed. Read full book review >
FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2009

"From a thematic perspective the collection is a bit of a mess; from a writing perspective it's excellent. (introduction, contributor biographies) (Anthology. 13 & up)"
Noyes's latest anthology (Gothic!, 2007) showcases freaks, once a celebrated standard in traveling shows and theater. Read full book review >
AFRICAN ACROSTICS by Avis Harley
POETRY
Released: July 1, 2009

"This belongs in every collection—for the poetry, for the photographs, for the information. (Picture book/poetry. 6-10)"
Acrostic poems inventively highlight the animals of Africa. Read full book review >
FICTION
Released: April 20, 2009

"This fanciful foray should tickle readers who have their own mismatched friends. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Opposites attract—or do they? Read full book review >
THE GHOSTS OF KERFOL by Deborah Noyes
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Beautiful and genuinely frightening. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Drawing inspiration from Edith Wharton's ghost story "Kerfol," this collection of five linked stories follows the mysterious and frightening events at a French estate over the centuries. Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

Even though she's still "a child with my hair yet cut across my forehead," the Emperor of China's daughter must leave her father's kingdom to marry the king of Khotan, who lives in a far-off desert oasis. Read full book review >
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

A companion volume to the collection Gothic (2004), this impressive anthology presents original short stories spotlighting the work of ten masters of dark fantasy. Read full book review >
WHEN I MET THE WOLF GIRLS by Deborah Noyes
FICTION
Released: May 14, 2007

"Basing her story on an actual incident in northwest India in 1920, the author includes a photograph of the girls, a note about the history and sources including a website from which you can access the missionary's own account. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Eight-year-old Bulu tells of the two wild children, Kamala and Amala, who were brought to her Indian orphanage to be tamed like the jungle around them. Read full book review >
GOTHIC! by Deborah Noyes
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"The level of terror, violence, and overt sexual content mark this book for older readers—who will enjoy it mightily. (Fiction YA)"
By turns lyrical and bleak and leavened at times with grim, bleak humor or goofiness, the ten stories in this anthology either entertain or terrorize—or both. Read full book review >
HANA IN THE TIME OF THE TULIPS by Deborah Noyes
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Children (and adults) may not quite follow the story, since the resolution seems overly simple, but both will thrill to the beauty of the pictures and the tender concern of a child for her father. (author's note) (Picture book. 7-10)"
A tour de force for the artist, but a story that doesn't quite hang together. Read full book review >