Books by Kaye Umansky

CLOVER TWIG AND THE PERILOUS PATH by Kaye Umansky
Released: June 5, 2012

"Despite dire warnings, this magical journey winds up being mostly pleasant and perky, just like its heroine. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Resourceful Clover, her witchy (but benevolent) employer Mrs. Eckles, Clover's clumsy friend Wilf and, of course, Mrs. Eckles' sister, the evil Mesmeranza, are all back for another low-key adventure (Clover Twig and the Magical Cottage, 2009). Read full book review >
CLOVER TWIG AND THE MAGICAL COTTAGE by Kaye Umansky
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"The fractured-fairy-tale elements will also appeal to independently reading fans of Eva Ibbotson's Which Witch (2000) and Jean Ferris's Once Upon a Marigold (2002). (Fantasy. 9-12)"
A stalwart young girl discovers the secrets of a benign witch's bungalow in this charming middle-grade fantasy. Read full book review >
SOLOMON SNOW AND THE STOLEN JEWEL by Kaye Umansky
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2007

"Though the Prodigy's over-the-top baby talk is sometimes too nauseatingly cloying to bear, this farce is quirky and fun. (Fiction. 8-11)"
This pseudo-Dickensian sequel to The Silver Spoon of Solomon Snow (2005, re-titled in 2007), takes Solly, Prudence and the Infant Prodigy on a quest to rescue Prudence's poacher father from the County Jail. Read full book review >
THE SILVER SPOON OF SOLOMON SNOW by Kaye Umansky
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Despite some excesses—the Infant Prodigy's speech impediment quickly goes beyond funny to annoying—this over-the-top parody of Oliver Twist-type adventures is a good giggle. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Foundling Solly searches for his origins in a humorously Dickensian world. Read full book review >
SOPHIE AND THE MOTHER’S DAY CARD by Kaye Umansky
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"The series continues with an adventure about Sophie and her baby brother in Sophie in Charge (ISBN: 1-56148-478-4). (Easy reader. 5-7)"
Sophie is the third of four bunny rabbit children in this sweetly humorous British import set in an idyllic village comprised of various animal characters. Read full book review >