Books by John Warren Stewig

NOBODY ASKED THE PEA by John Warren Stewig
Released: March 15, 2013

"Not for young children, but good fun for middle-grade fans of fractured fairy tales as well as highly useful in classrooms. (Picture book. 8-12)"
An extraordinarily arch and campy version of "The Princess and the Pea" is told from multiple points of view. Read full book review >
THE ANIMALS WATCHED by John Warren Stewig
RELIGION
Released: Sept. 15, 2007

A structured text and animal pairs introduced in alphabetical order are the devices used in this retelling of the Noah's Ark story. Read full book review >

WHUPPITY STOORIE by John Warren Stewig
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 1, 2004

A fresh and spirited retelling of an oft-told Scottish tale. Read full book review >

MOTHER HOLLY by John Warren Stewig
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

A spirited and re-imagined retelling of a lesser-known tale by the Brothers Grimm. Read full book review >

MAKING PLUM JAM by John Warren Stewig
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

Eccentric aunts Jane, Lizzie, and Alice star in Stewig's (Mother Holly, 2001, etc.) memoir-ish account of a boy's summer sojourn to the country. Read full book review >

CLEVER GRETCHEN by John Warren Stewig
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

A fresh and buoyant look at the well-known folktale. Read full book review >

KING MIDAS by John Warren Stewig
Released: March 15, 1999

A polished, poignant retelling of a familiar legend and its worthy moral, that some things in life are worth more than their weight in gold. Read full book review >

STONE SOUP by John Warren Stewig
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 15, 1991

Stewig changes the soldiers in this familiar story into a young girl and sets it in a framing tale whose beginning sounds like an updated, psychologically correct ``Three Little Pigs'': Grethel and her mother love each other but they're too poor to subsist, so Grethel decides to set out and try her luck. Read full book review >