Books by Marguerite W. Davol

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

"A lovely appeal for quiet contemplation of nature's gifts. (Picture book. 5-8)"
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

"It all comes together in a vibrant and surprising work. (Picture book. 5-8)"
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

"The text is on the long side, but children's fascination with animals in general and mysterious bats in particular will keep them enthralled. (Picture book. 5-8)"
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

"Davol exaggerates aspects of farm life and from everyday events spins stories like cotton candy: quickly consumed, perhaps quickly forgotten, but sublime on the way down. (Fiction/folklore. 8-12)"
``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 >