Books by James Prosek

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 21, 2010

"A warm, enrapturing paean to the totemic potency of eels."
Prosek (Bird, Butterfly, Eel, 2009, etc.) seeks to get a grip on that slippery creature, the eel. Read full book review >
BIRD, BUTTERFLY, EEL by James Prosek
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2009

"Gorgeous artwork and a wealth of facts nicely combine to create an introductory look at bird, insect and fish migration. (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
In summer, the three titular animals share the same coastal New England farm. Read full book review >
THE DAY MY MOTHER LEFT by James Prosek
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 27, 2007

"However, the 26 etchings, mostly of birds, made by Prosek on copper plates and used as chapter headings, are indeed lovely, and give young readers a visual sense of Jeremy's naturalistic world. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Artistic nine-year-old Jeremy, who also has a a love of fishing and birds, struggles to cope when his beloved mother leaves and moves in with the father of his archenemy. Read full book review >
A GOOD DAY’S FISHING by James Prosek
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Prosek is an established adult author and expert on fishing. (Four-page lure-and-fly glossary) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
As a young boy searches through all the paraphernalia in his tackle box for the one thing to ensure a good day's fishing, he explains the purpose of each item: a spinner to catch yellow perch; a phoebe spoon for pumpkinseed sunfish; plugs for largemouth bass; and flies for his favorite fish, brook trout. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2003

"Resonant and lyrical."
Avid fisherman and an evocative writer Prosek (Joe and Me, 1997) effectively combines the memoir and travelogue forms. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"Prosek, now a senior at Yale, may well be on his way to becoming a fine writer of the outdoors. (color paintings by the author, not seen)"
Sweet, innocent, if not particularly artful, recollections of fishing with a local master. Read full book review >