Books by Ken Stark

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"This flaw notwithstanding, fine fare for young history buffs. (afterword) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
From April 3 through April 9, 1865, the last important battles of the Civil War were fought as the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia fled from Petersburg and Richmond, followed closely by the Army of the Potomac, which trapped them at Appomattox. Read full book review >
SEEING THE ELEPHANT by Pat Hughes
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"All the more effective for its restrained tone, this will leave readers with the insight that no side in a conflict has a lock on right or wrong. (afterword) (Picture book. 8-10)"
In a tale loosely based on fact, a Pennsylvania lad's attitude toward war is transformed when he sees some of its effects. Read full book review >
ORPHAN TRAIN by Verla Kay
by Verla Kay, illustrated by Ken Stark
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"These beautiful, impressionistic illustrations deserve a more appropriate text. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Preteen Lucy and her two younger brothers David and Harold are orphaned in a large Eastern city in the late-19th century and chosen to be riders on the orphan train. Read full book review >
OH, BROTHER! by Ken Stark
by Ken Stark, illustrated by Ken Stark
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"A chewy contribution that ought to turn the heads of a few young readers. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Stark and his brother Phil make the most of their straitened circumstances in this memoir of growing up in the Midwest during the 1950s. Read full book review >
GROWING SEASONS by Elsie Lee Splear
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 2000

"An idyllic picture of a wholesome, white, midwestern farm family. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Born on an Illinois farm in 1906, Splear describes a hard-working but satisfying life as one of four sisters in a tenant farming family. Read full book review >