Books by Marguerite W. Davol

WHY BUTTERFLIES GO BY ON SILENT WINGS by Marguerite W. Davol
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

Davol (The Loudest, Fastest, Best Drummer in Kansas, 2000, etc.) spins an original pourquoi tale of when the world was young and butterflies were dressed in dull colors, earth-tones of browns and grays and washed-out pinks and purples. Read full book review >

THE PAPER DRAGON by Marguerite W. Davol
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

From Davol (Batwings and the Curtain of Night, p. 379, etc.), an ambitious folk tale set in China. Read full book review >

BATWINGS AND THE CURTAIN OF NIGHT by Marguerite W. Davol
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

A beguiling, original creation myth that explains why bats hang upside down in large groups. Read full book review >

PAPA ALONZO LEATHERBY by Marguerite W. Davol
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

``A Collection of Tall Tales from the Best Storyteller in Carroll County'' is the subtitle whose length and boast suits this book perfectly. Read full book review >

BLACK, WHITE, JUST RIGHT! by Marguerite W. Davol
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

The narrator enumerates qualities inherited from her parents—a face that's ``a little dark, a little light,'' somewhere between Mama's ``chestnut brown'' and Papa's fair skin; hair that's ``halfway in-between'' blond and black. Read full book review >