Books by Evan Turk

HEARTBEAT by Evan Turk
by Evan Turk, illustrated by Evan Turk
Released: June 12, 2018

"A memorable journey for sophisticated readers. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-10)"
In this artistically rendered picture book, a whale lives through 200 years of human history, taking readers from the brutal whaling industry to activism for harmony with the ocean and its creatures. Read full book review >
MUDDY by Michael Mahin
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"This poetic celebration of Muddy Waters' musical truth is lifted still higher by Turk's extraordinary art. (author's note, suggested books and recordings) (Picture book. 6-10)"
Mahin traces Muddy Waters' path from his Mississippi Delta roots to legendary status as a Chicago blues giant. Read full book review >
BE THE CHANGE by Arun Gandhi
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Decidedly and deliberately didactic, the book aims to spark action on the part of listeners, making it a title best shared by adults who are interested in the topic and motivated to continue the conversation. (authors' note) (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
The creators of Grandfather Gandhi (2014) return with a lesson about the complex foundations of violence in our world. Read full book review >
Released: June 28, 2016

"Original storytelling with the feel of the best folklore, enhanced by illustrations done in a style not seen anyplace else. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book. 6-11)"
The art of storytelling is celebrated as a life-giving force in this enthralling picture book set in Morocco. Read full book review >
Released: March 11, 2014

"Never burdened by its message, this exceptional title works on multiple levels; it is both a striking introduction to a singular icon and a compelling story about the universal experience of a child seeking approval from a revered adult. (authors' note) (Picture book/memoir. 4-8)"
This first-person account presents Mohandas Gandhi through the eyes of his then-12-year-old grandson. Read full book review >