Books by Mary O’Keefe Young

IT'S RAMADAN, CURIOUS GEORGE by Hena Khan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"A rudimentary introduction, with licensed characters that are just along for the ride. (Board book. 2-4)"
For one special month, George accompanies a young friend through fasts, feasts, and good works at the mosque. Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 9, 2006

"Children who love Curious George will like this latest adventure, and the story is shorter and more accessible than some of the longer original entries in the series. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Hapka and Young offer a new Curious George story, written and illustrated in a style similar to that of the misbehaving monkey's creators, Margret and H.A. Rey. Read full book review >
THE DARING ESCAPE OF ELLEN CRAFT by Cathy Moore
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"The author's afterword, timeline, and bibliography add historical insight. (Biography. 6-10)"
In clear, straightforward prose, Moore tells the amazing story of William and Ellen Craft and their escape from slavery. Read full book review >
REVOLUTIONARY POET by Maryann Weidt
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 8, 1997

"Young's black-and-white illustrations enhance the text, showing many telling details of colonial life. (bibliography, index) (Biography. 8-12)"
Subtitled 'A Story About Phillis Wheatley,' this is a clear, straightforward account of the poet's life. Read full book review >
THE SNOW WALKER by Margaret K. Wetterer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 1996

"Wetterer (Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express) and her co-author craft a satisfying volume in the On My Own series, building suspense as the snowshoes disintegrate; Young's illustrations wonderfully evoke old New York City and the storm of a century. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Notes running before and after this true story inform beginning readers of the facts about the Blizzard of 1888, a three- day storm that ravaged the northeastern US. Read full book review >
SOMETHING MAGIC by Maggie S. Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 1991

"With neither the artistry nor the energy of Anderson's Stina's Visit (p. 734)- -but the story is sweet without being saccharine, while Young's watercolors nicely evoke the lovely setting and warm relationship. (Picture book. 4-8)"
During an idyllic visit with grandmother in what looks like coastal Maine, a little girl wonders how she resembles Gammy, as everyone says she does (it's the smile, she decides). Read full book review >