Books by Jan Cheripko

SUN MOON STARS RAIN by Jan Cheripko
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Short, sweet and stunningly well written. (Fiction. YA)"
Having dropped out of college, Danny's living at home with Mom to figure out his life. Read full book review >
CAESAR RODNEY’S RIDE by Jan Cheripko
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Fascinating. (sources, suggested readings, index) (Nonfiction. 4-6)"
Rodney of the Delaware Colony traveled from his home to Philadelphia, a distance of 80 miles, in the stormy July weather of 1776. Read full book review >
BROTHER BARTHOLOMEW AND THE APPLE GROVE by Jan Cheripko
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2004

"Not very good for children, nor for adults either. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A sweetly drawn morality tale with a mixed, muddled, and overstated message. Read full book review >
RAT by Jan Cheripko
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Written with honesty and insight into teenaged angst, this should easily maintain young readers' interest as well as serve as a discussion starter. (Fiction. 12-14)"
In this portrait of a moral dilemma, Cheripko (Imitate the Tiger, 1996, etc.) presents an insecure 15-year-old boy with a deformed arm who can't decide which is more important: the approval of his friends or telling the truth about a sexual attack he witnessed. Read full book review >
IMITATE THE TIGER by Jan Cheripko
FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

 In Cheripko's first novel, a high school senior stubbornly refuses to acknowledge that he's an alcoholic. Read full book review >