Books by Gita Wolf

VISIT THE BHIL CARNIVAL by Gita Wolf
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 14, 2015

"Being just a single spread, it's a quick visit—but big and busy enough to draw and please several viewers at once. (afterword) (Pop-up picture book. 6-9)"
A double-gatefold map opens flat to display a pop-up Ferris wheel and other attractions at an annual festival held in the central Indian province of Madhya Pradesh. Read full book review >
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
Kirkus Star
by Tejubehan, illustrated by Tejubehan, translated by V. Geetha, Gita Wolf
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

"While it will be inspirational to young readers who may be exploring their own talents, this is probably of greater interest to adult folk-art lovers. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
??A village girl in India follows her inclinations and becomes an artist, in spite of her upbringing in a very poor family. Read full book review >
THE CHURKI-BURKI BOOK OF RHYME by Gita Wolf
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"An intriguing and refreshing look at a faraway place. (Picture book. 4-7)"
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

"Despite this quibble, the spirited monkey and his friends lend themselves to a very satisfying story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
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

"It's a handsome piece of bookmaking, pleasant to see, touch, even to smell—but with more appeal as an object than for its oft-told contents. (Picture book. 7-9)"
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

"The lesson of the story—if an offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is—is valuable, but the care lavished on the project showcases bookmaking more than storytelling. (Picture book/folklore. 5-8)"
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 >