Books by Elsa Marston

THE OLIVE TREE by Elsa Marston
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Uneven art aside, a valid story that shows how perceived prejudice can be just as destructive as actual hatred. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Sameer, a young boy in Lebanon, awaits the return of his neighbors who fled during the war. Read full book review >
Released: July 1, 2008

"Amid unrest, resilient Arab teens find courage and hope and offer inspiration. (notes) (Fiction. 10-15)"
Marston's timely and engaging collection of eight short stories offers provocative snapshots of Arab teenagers growing up in environments riddled with religious, historical and cultural dilemmas. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 2005

"With annotations that make it especially useful for educational purposes and young readers, a welcome and human glimpse into an often misunderstood culture."
American author Marston (Women of the Middle East: Tradition and Change, 2003, etc.) offers five intimate tales about life in Middle East countries from the perspective of the young. Read full book review >
THE FOX MAIDEN by Elsa Marston
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Fuzzy, bucolic acrylic paintings lend much-needed mystery and magic to the tale. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A magical fox from the mountains of Japan has the capacity to take on human form in this original tale inspired by Japanese folklore. Read full book review >