Books by Janet S. Anderson

THE LAST TREASURE by Janet S. Anderson
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"They discover that treasure comes in many forms. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Anderson offers a beauty—rich, multilayered, full of stories within stories, with the ethereal touch she showed so deftly in Going Through the Gate (1997) and The Monkey Tree (1998). Read full book review >
THE MONKEY TREE by Janet S. Anderson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"The reasons behind Uncle Louie's retreat from the world are all but palpable, as is the rough charm of Melody and her sanguine younger sister, April. (Fiction. 12-15)"
In this empathetic portrait of a troubled teenager, Anderson (Going Through the Gate, 1997) makes ordinary problems weigh as heavily on readers as they do on the heroine. Read full book review >
GOING THROUGH THE GATE by Janet S. Anderson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Power and poetry, mystery and magic move the children through the gate and into a new world—a graduation in myriad ways. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Anderson's first novel opens and closes in a day, as Becky and her four classmates are about to graduate from sixth grade in the last one-room schoolhouse in the county. Read full book review >
SUNFLOWER SAL by Janet S. Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Put this next to Barbara Cooney's Miss Rumphius (1982) and the Johnny Appleseed tales, about other characters whose horticultural labors of love transformed landscapes. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Sal desperately wants to make a quilt, but her big hands just don't seem to have the knack of doing such small, fussy work. Read full book review >