Books by Jill Rubalcaba

I.M. PEI:  ARCHITECT OF TIME, PLACE, AND PURPOSE by Jill Rubalcaba
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"An exquisite package, much like one of Pei's buildings. (timeline, bibliography, source notes, index, suggestions for further reading, listings of building projects, awards) (Nonfiction. 12 & up) "
This lively blend of narrative and detailed design is a perfect way to introduce the architectural vision of I.M. Pei to young readers. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Given the source material, it should be better. (bibliography, source notes, index) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
This useful but uneven volume summarizes the legend of the Trojan War, then describes the archaeological excavations at Hisarlik, the Turkish site believed to have been Troy. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Infrequent color photographs add information. (timeline, glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12-15)"
This ambitious exploration of archaeology approaches the popular subject through four important discoveries of hominin skeletons in the past 30 years. Read full book review >
A PLACE IN THE SUN by Jill Rubalcaba
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 1997

"Rubalcaba compensates, at least partly, for the sketchy, conventional plot with a protagonist who is both clever and genuinely childlike, along with plenty of carefully articulated details of ancient Egyptian life. (map, not seen, glossary) (Fiction. 9-11)"
The fortunes of a stonecutter's son take drastic turns in this novella from Rubalcaba (Saint Vitus' Dance, 1996), set 3,300 years ago in the Egypt of Ramses II. Read full book review >
SAINT VITUS' DANCE by Jill Rubalcaba
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 1996

"An author's note comments on the disease. (Fiction. 9-14)"
This short novel tracks the emotions of a teenager witnessing her mother's decline into terminal illness. Read full book review >