Books by Katya Krenina

THE MYSTERIOUS GUESTS by Eric A. Kimmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2008

"Still, the shelves do not overflow with Sukkot tales; this is a serviceable stopgap while waiting for more. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Wealth and kindness vie in this instructive autumn-holiday morality story illustrated with Krenina's dim, muted acrylics in harvest hues. Read full book review >
THE CASTLE OF THE CATS by Eric A. Kimmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"An additional purchase. (Folktale. 4-8)"
Based on a Latvian tale, but set in Ukraine, Kimmel's retelling is the story in which the youngest son wins the quest but gives up the prize his two brothers covet. Read full book review >
WHO TOOK MY HAIRY TOE? by Shutta Crum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"An author's note cites sources for the tale and the variants, which include the British 'Teeny Tiny Bone' and the Midwestern 'Tailipoo.' (Folktale. 5-8)"
This folktale has been a favorite for many storytellers and Crum, a storyteller herself, provides a smooth and lively retelling that will send shivers down the listener's spine. Read full book review >
A CLOAK FOR THE MOON by Eric A. Kimmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2001

"While not obviously reflective of its Hasidic roots, the retelling is satisfying both as a story of devotion and determination and as a magical look at the nature of light. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Kimmel and Krenina (The Magic Dreidels, 1996, etc.) reconstruct a literary fairy tale from a story by Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav. Read full book review >
SIXTEEN MILES TO SPRING by Andrew Pelletier
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Richly imaginative, with the harbingers of spring quirky enough, yet equally recognizable, to impart a sense of the magic in store for all of us. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Pelletier's lovely and carefree story, supplied with Krenina's lovely, iridescent art, tells of the coming of spring, that special moment when the air imparts a note of change. Read full book review >