Books by Ilse Plume

THE YEAR COMES ROUND by Sid Farrar
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A richly illustrated view of the seasons through haiku. (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
First-time author Farrar here teams up with the Caldecott Honor-winning Plume (The Bremen Town Musicians, 1980, etc.) to capture signature poetic snapshots of the four seasons. Read full book review >
SAINT FRANCIS AND THE WOLF by Jane Langton
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 4, 2007

The people of Gubbio, threatened by a hungry, howling wolf, are trapped inside the walls of their city. Read full book review >

THE FARMER IN THE DELL by Ilse Plume
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Sept. 30, 2004

Caldecott Honor-artist Plume puts an Amish spin on the oft-sung favorite with lovely, old-fashioned, colored-pencil scenes and border designs inspired by Pennsylvania Dutch motifs and folk art. Read full book review >

THE QUEEN'S NECKLACE by Jane Langton
Released: Oct. 21, 1994

Langton and Plume (Salt, 1992) pair up again to tell the story of black-hearted King Hendrik and his most precious possession, a necklace of 100 perfect pearls. Read full book review >

SALT by Jane Langton
adapted by Jane Langton, translated by Alice Plume, illustrated by Ilse Plume
Released: Sept. 14, 1992

One of the Russian folklorist Afanasyev's more familiar tales (a despised youngest son woos a princess, wins out over his malicious brothers, and ensures the family's continuing fortunes by discovering a supply of salt) is gracefully recounted and set within elegant borders. Read full book review >

THE SHOEMAKER AND THE ELVES by Ilse Plume
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"An attractive setting for an old favorite. (Picture book. 4-8)

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Plume (The Bremen-Town Musicians, 1980 Caldecott Honor) sets another of Grimm's tales in Renaissance Italy, expanding it with names and a bit of conversation and providing decorative illustrations with appealing, bright colors, sprightly elves, and Tomasina, a cat, who almost steals the show. Read full book review >