Books by Jane Clark Brown

MARVIN ONE TOO MANY by Katherine Paterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"The story functions well as an intermediate-level easy reader, but first-grade teachers and reading specialists will also find this a useful read-aloud to reassure all the Marvins who need a little extra time and help. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Paterson and Brown (Marvin's Best Christmas Present Ever, 1997, etc.) continue their easy-reader series about a sensitive boy named Marvin with this latest addition to the "I Can Read" line. Read full book review >
MARVIN'S BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT EVER by Katherine Paterson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 30, 1997

"Brown's soft, colored-pencil illustrations flow with the change of season and perfectly match the story's gentle charm. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Although his sister, May, always makes the best presents, Marvin is determined to create a Christmas gift his family will never forget. Read full book review >
DEFENDERS OF THE UNIVERSE by D.V. Kelleher
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 1993

"A winning readaloud. (Fiction. 7-10)"
A fast-paced, well-written adventure featuring a secret club of six schoolchildren who model themselves on TV and comic-book superheroes sworn to ``fight evil wherever it is and help those in trouble.'' Newcomer Rachel, eager to be valued for her special ``power'' (her artistic ability, which earns her the secret identity of ``The Sketcher''), chafes under the heavy-handed leadership of Chris, the group's captain. Read full book review >
THE SMALLEST COW IN THE WORLD by Katherine Paterson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Brown's unassuming realistic illustrations deftly extend the story, catching the nuances of this nice family's emotions and some authentic details of present-day farming. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
No one loves cross Rosie but Marvin; she steps on feet, switches faces with her tail, and shoves the people on Brock's farm. Read full book review >