Books by Julek Heller

THE ENCHANTED HORSE by Magdalen Nabb
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Told in spare, graceful language evoking an aura of mystery and meaning, illustrated with frequent, sensitive pencil drawings: a likable tale that would make an interesting prelude to George MacDonald's At the Back of the North Wind (1871). (Fiction. 8-12)"
A lyrical fantasy about the transcendent power of the imagination. Read full book review >
KING ARTHUR AND THE LEGENDS OF CAMELOT by Molly Perham
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Not a significant improvement on Riordan's Tales of King Arthur (1982) or other standard renditions. (Folklore. 14+)"
Once again the great story is told: Merlin prophesies; Arthur pulls one sword from a stone and receives another from the Lady of the Lake; the knights disperse to seek the Grail; Arthur falls to Mordred's spear and is borne to Avalon. Read full book review >
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK by Alan Garner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"An excellent edition. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-9)"
One of the most respected British folklorists and stylists (The Owl Service, 1968, Carnegie Medal; Book of British Fairy Tales, 1985) narrates an old favorite in a muscular, forthright style, more succinct than Joseph Jacobs but equally colorful, building to a satisfyingly embellished final tumble for the giant. Read full book review >