Books by John Clementson

CROW AND HAWK by Michael Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1995

"Everything is in motion in these dynamic pictures, in this dynamic book. (Picture book/folklore. 3-8)"
Rosen, Michael CROW AND HAWK A traditional Pueblo Indian tale, spectacularly illustrated with cut-paper collages—assemblages of sharp shapes, set against blue and clay-red backgrounds that are crammed with details to pore over. Read full book review >
HOW GIRAFFE GOT SUCH A LONG NECK...AND WHY RHINO IS SO GRUMPY by Michael Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Briskly, simply told and illustrated with humor and an outstanding use of graphic design, an entertaining tale that makes a natural lead-in to Kipling's explanation for the rhinoceros's notorious bad temper. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-8)"
The publisher notes that ``Versions of this story are told in many parts of East Africa,'' crediting a printed source and adding that ``the artist has based his depiction of Man on early Masai tribesmen''—an auspicious introduction to another handsome collaboration by the creators of How the Animals Got Their Colors (1992). Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1992

"An outstandingly handsome, eye-catching book—one that's likely to be especially useful to storytellers and teachers. (Folklore. 3-9)"
Nine pourquoi stories drawn from named sources such as Bulfinch, The Journal of American Folklore, and the work of various anthropologists. Read full book review >