Books by Jen Bryant

Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"A splash of vibrancy about a self-taught master. (historical note, author's note, illustrator's note, references) (Picture book/biography. 5-11)"
This outstanding portrait of African-American artist Horace Pippin (1888-1946) allows Pippin's work to shine—and his heart too. Read full book review >
THE FORTUNE OF CARMEN NAVARRO by Jen Bryant
FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

A beautiful green-eyed Gypsy girl with raven-black hair smiles at Ryan Sweeney and gives him a rose as she makes change for his sandwiches at the Quikmart, and it's all downhill for Ryan after that. Read full book review >

KALEIDOSCOPE EYES by Jen Bryant
ADVENTURE
Released: May 12, 2009

When 13-year-old Lyza cleans her grandfather's attic and finds a bundle of papers marked "For Lyza Only," she's propelled into a modern-day search for pirates' treasure. Read full book review >

ABE’S FISH by Jen Bryant
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

A soldier from the War of 1812 helps young Abe learn a valuable lesson, in this brief tale based on a short passage from Lincoln's first official biography. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

With plain words, appropriate to the style of this master of clear and precisely worded poetry, and brilliant images, Bryant and Sweet introduce Williams and his poetry in a fresh, accessible way. Read full book review >

FICTION
Released: Feb. 12, 2008

In 1925, the leading citizens of Dayton, Tenn., created a media circus to revive the sagging economy of their small town. Read full book review >

PIECES OF GEORGIA by Jen Bryant
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 11, 2006

Sometimes novels-in-verse allow a kind of calligraphic freedom of description and emotion, as in this gentle story. Read full book review >

CALL ME MARIANNE by Jen Bryant
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

A Brooklyn lad finds common ground with an oddly dressed lady in this fictional but not unlikely zoo encounter. Read full book review >

MUSIC FOR THE END OF TIME by Jen Bryant
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

Soulful drawings in charcoal and pastel illustrate this poignant bright-spot-in-the-middle-of-war story. Read full book review >

GEORGIA’S BONES by Jen Bryant
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

This uninspired biography of Georgia O'Keeffe traces the evolution of part of her oeuvre. Read full book review >

THE TRIAL by Jen Bryant
FICTION
Released: March 9, 2004

The eponymous trial is that of Bruno Richard Hauptmann, the accused kidnapper of the Lindbergh baby. Read full book review >