Books by Louise Hawes

BLACK PEARLS by Louise Hawes
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 19, 2008

"A cover blurb from Holly Black coupled with Rebecca Guay's curvaceous pencil drawings will draw fans to this worthwhile collection of sensuous fantasy. (Fantasy/short stories. YA)"
Seven classic fairy tales receive mature, magical and sometimes erotic happily-never-after retellings. Read full book review >
MUTI’S NECKLACE by Louise Hawes
FICTION
Released: June 26, 2006

"Evocative pretend-papyrus papers and glowing, detailed watercolor-and-gouache pictures of the comely Pharaoh, his serving girls in richly adorned, diaphanous dresses and Egyptian icons galore give a fairy-tale feel to this immoderately romantic telling. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Inspired by an ancient tale (probably "The Story of the Green Jewel," although the author does not name it), and subtitled "The Oldest Story in the World" (which other sources identify as Gilgamesh), this is the story of Muti, "daughter of Egypt," who from birth has worn the precious turquoise-and-carnelian necklace crafted by her loving father. Read full book review >
THE VANISHING POINT by Louise Hawes
FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 2004

"Flawed but vivid. (Historical fiction. 12+)"
Lavinia Fontana, daughter of the painter Prospero Fontana, made lush Renaissance paintings that were sought after in 16th-century Italy. Read full book review >
WAITING FOR CHRISTOPHER by Louise Hawes
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2001

"What this lacks in realism, it makes up for in character development and 'issue raising' and would be great for classroom discussion in a junior-high language arts class. (Fiction. 12-15)"
The author bases this latest on a premise so unlikely it is almost laughable, yet the characters involved are worth caring about. Read full book review >
ROSEY IN THE PRESENT TENSE by Louise Hawes
Released: March 1, 1999

"Hawes keeps Rosey's exact nature ambiguous without being coy; that, along with the distinct characters and a caring supporting cast, make this a thoughtful variation on the often-explored theme of coping with loss. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A teenager finds his way out from overwhelming grief in this poignant story from Hawes. Read full book review >