Books by Mary Losure

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Narrative nonfiction at its best and most convincing. (acknowledgements, source notes, bibliography, index not seen) (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
The last of the magicians: Sir Isaac Newton. Read full book review >
BACKWARDS MOON by Mary  Losure
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"Ultimately less than the sum of its parts, this earnest effort may disappoint rather than enchant. (Fantasy. 8-10)"
Losure has chosen a popular topic—witches—for her first work of fiction. Read full book review >
WILD BOY by Mary  Losure
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"An interesting account, but Victor remains as inscrutable as ever. (author's note) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
The well-documented case of a feral child who didn't speak, ran on all fours, and was captured in post-Revolution France and studied by a succession of Enlightenment-influenced thinkers gets an interesting, well-informed retelling, but unlike his inquisitors, the boy never comes into focus. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2012

"This addition to the pantheon of great hoaxes, such as The War of the Worlds Halloween broadcast, reveals a perpetual human fascination with the supernatural and a strong desire to believe in the unseen. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
The remarkable, true story of a fairy hoax successfully perpetrated by two young girls in the early 1900s offers a fascinating examination of human nature. Read full book review >