Books by Jean Day Zallinger

THE JOURNEY OF ENGLISH by Donna Brook
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 20, 1998

"Zallinger's artwork takes a realistic approach that works well covering both the language's ancient origins and its more contemporary influences. (maps, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
This spirited tour of the origin and growth of the English language, only slightly longer than a picture book, can get boosterish ("in India, gaining education, power, and wealth means learning English"), but illustrates well the simple fact that languages don't evolve in a vacuum. Read full book review >
THE BOOK OF NORTH AMERICAN OWLS by Helen Roney Sattler
ANIMALS
Released: March 27, 1995

This striking companion volume to the author's The Book of Eagles (1989) describes the 21 species of owls found in North America. Read full book review >
THE EARLIEST AMERICANS by Helen Roney Sattler
FICTION
Released: April 20, 1993

"Lengthy chapter-by-chapter bibliography, including many recent items from adult periodicals; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
In attractive large format, a clearly organized, readable introduction to the earliest humans to populate the Americas, arranged chronologically from their first appearance (at least 15,000 years ago) to the time of Columbus. Read full book review >