Books by Loretta Krupinski

SNOW DOG'S JOURNEY by Loretta Krupinski
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

An original fairy tale forces a dog made of snow to choose between the Frost King who recognizes a kindred soul and the children who made him. Read full book review >
PIRATE TREASURE by Loretta Krupinski
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2006

"Red sky at night, sailors delight. Read full book review >

THE ROYAL MICE by Loretta Krupinski
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

Faster than youngsters can learn to spell Despereaux, a troupe of brave little mice save themselves from a cat-for-hire in this tale both pretty and silly. Read full book review >

NAMES FOR SNOW by Judi K. Beach
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

A child's question ("Mama, what is snow?") launches a high-toned reply, illustrated with wintry, elaborately detailed rural scenes. Read full book review >

CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY by Loretta Krupinski
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

Two charming country mice reprise the Nativity story with a New York City setting. Read full book review >

MY WORLD OF COLOR by Margaret Wise Brown
COLORS
Released: April 1, 2001

When painter mouse and his young apprentice leave their castle to explore, they touch, smell, and observe, immersing themselves in the experience, and then wield their paintbrushes to capture some of the colors they find. Read full book review >

INTO THE WOODS by Loretta Krupinski
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 1997

A personal nature diary from Krupinski (Bluewater Journal, 1995, etc.) that includes drawings of familiar woodland plants and animals, as well as nature lore, folk tales, and observations, all in brown typeface that resembles hand- lettering. Read full book review >

THE IRISH CINDERLAD by Shirley Climo
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 30, 1996

To her series of retellings (The Egyptian Cinderella, 1989; The Korean Cinderella, 1993) Climo adds this Irish version featuring a large-footed male character sometimes called Billy Beg and here named Becan. Read full book review >

THE STORY OF CHRISTMAS by Barbara Cooney
Released: Oct. 30, 1995

This revision of Cooney's Christmas (1967) is aimed at a religiously diverse audience. Read full book review >

FICTION
Released: May 30, 1995

Krupinski (A New England Scrapbook, 1994) notes that she pored over old logbooks and letters to create this fictional journal of a 19th-century boy's sea journey from Mystic, Conn. to Hawaii. Read full book review >

WONDERFUL WORMS by Linda Glaser
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

A celebration and natural history of the helpful ``underground gardeners.'' In warm brown, pale greens, and bright touches of pink and orange, Krupinski uses double-spread cross sections to depict both the soil surface with its plants, animals, and people and the busy earthworms below, effectively focusing attention with her sparse detail, flat shapes, and eye-on-the-ground perspectives. Read full book review >

SAILING TO THE SEA by Mary Claire Helldorfer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 1991

A small boy recounts his three-day voyage on a sailboat with an aunt and uncle, going to join the rest of his family for a beach vacation. Read full book review >