Books by Ellin Greene

MOTHER’S SONG by Ellin Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2008

"Readers will have to decide for themselves whether this one is archaic or timeless. (Picture book. 0-3)"
Greene, respected folklorist, storyteller and early-childhood expert, revives a 19th-century English nursery love song originally penned by the Reverend Sabine Baring-Gould in 1895. Read full book review >
BILLY BEG AND HIS BULL by Ellin Greene
ANIMALS
Released: March 15, 1994

"Greene pays fine tribute to her source, shanachie Seumas MacManus, in a prefatory note. (Folklore/Picture book. 6-8)"
A pleasantly lilting, somewhat simplified rendition of an Irish tale about a boy and his magical companion: a bull that, dying in battle, leaves the lad a sword and a tablecloth, both with unusual qualities. Read full book review >
THE LEGEND OF THE CRANBERRY by Ellin Greene
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 1993

"A handsome book; a fascinating echo of the past. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
Greene's excellent concluding note links archeological finds—suggesting that Stone Age hunters actually did trap mastodons—with this Delaware Indian legend: ``Yah-qua-whee'' (mastodons) were created to help the People; they supplied meat, hides, and bones that could be used for tent frames, and served as beasts of burden. Read full book review >