Books by Gita Wolf

GOBBLE YOU UP! by Gita Wolf
adapted by Gita Wolf, illustrated by Sunita
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Though the story will feel familiar to Western readers, its fresh visual expression sets it far apart. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Readers familiar with a certain old lady who swallowed a fly will revel in this adaptation of a Rajasthani trickster tale. Read full book review >
ALONE IN THE FOREST by Gita Wolf
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"A familiar story arc conveyed through traditional art captivates with its freshness and originality. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The terrifying experience of being alone in the woods is rendered through the eyes of a young Indian boy. Read full book review >
THE ENDURING ARK by Gita Wolf
Released: May 14, 2013

"A gorgeous re-envisioning of an old, old story. (Picture book/art book. 3 & up)"
A fresh take on an enduring tale retells the story of Noah and Na'mah and the great flood. Read full book review >
DRAWING FROM THE CITY by Tejubehan
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A unique offering that presents readers with arresting artwork and a compelling life story. (Art book. 8-14)"
Art and design take center stage in this carefully crafted, elegant, artisanal book. Read full book review >
FOLLOWING MY PAINT BRUSH by Dulari Devi
Released: July 1, 2011

??A village girl in India follows her inclinations and becomes an artist, in spite of her upbringing in a very poor family.

Devi, a woman from the state of Bihar, has illustrated her life story with Mithila folk-art paintings that employ bold patterns of parallel black lines, swirling shapes and intense solid colors. Read full book review >

THE CHURKI-BURKI BOOK OF RHYME by Gita Wolf
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

In a Central Indian village, Churki and Burki, two young sisters, help their parents and play near their house. Read full book review >
MONKEY PHOTO by Gita Wolf
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2010

Mr. Monkey—usually the subject of tourists' photos—becomes the photographer in this playful animal tale. Read full book review >

IN THE DARK by Gita Wolf
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

A specialty item, this small import has a neatly hand-lettered text that has been letterpress-printed, alongside two-color silk-screened illustrations, on handmade paper, and packaged in a small pouch of the same material—not tailored to libraries. Read full book review >

THE VERY HUNGRY LION by Gita Wolf
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

Singam the lion is outwitted by a sparrow, a lamb, and a deer, each of whom plays on his greed and hunger to escape being eaten. Read full book review >