Books by Marlowe deChristopher

A PORTRAIT OF SPOTTED DEER'S GRANDFATHER by Amy Littlesugar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Without this information, the book is something of a whitewash- -Catlin as the white hero who answers for the devastation brought upon Native American life. (Picture book. 7-11)"
Littlesugar (Marie in Fourth Position, 1996, etc.) explains in a foreword how George Catlin's 19th-century paintings were innovative for recording Native American lives before the invasion of white culture, but not that his work was a forerunner to a new stereotype: the noble savage. Read full book review >
GREENCOAT AND THE SWANBOY by Marlowe deChristopher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 1991

"Not bad, but trite and rather pretentious. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A slight French tale, also retold by Ernest Nister at the turn of the century, about a humble boy who is tricked out of his flock by a mysterious visitor; following them, he's led to the palace, where he's identified as the princess's long-awaited bridegroom by the gold band he's always worn. Read full book review >