Books by Gail Herman

CLIMBING EVEREST by Gail Herman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A fine choice for both young and older, less-skilled readers. (Nonfiction. 7-14)"
Edmund Hillary is generally recognized as the first man to reach the summit of Mount Everest; his Nepalese climbing partner, Tenzing Norgay, has received far less attention. Read full book review >
THE LITTLEST DUCKLING by Gail Herman
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

Bright, cheery drawings are of primary appeal in this simple story. A mother duck wakes her four ducklings on a sunny morning and asks them what they would like to do. The littlest duckling suggests swimming in the pond and everyone agrees. They traipse off to the pond through the woods and the wildflower meadow; a pleasant, small adventure for the curious littlest duckling is followed by the safe return home for all. Herman (What a Hungry Puppy!, 1993, not reviewed, etc.) writes with simplicity, but most of the story takes place in Schweninger's pictures, from the snug morning scenes to the last ``Good night.'' It's a reassuring story of family togetherness that will be most appreciated by preschoolers. (Picture book. 4-6) Read full book review >