Books by Matthew Olshan

MARSHLANDS by Matthew Olshan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Strange, otherworldly and somewhat sinister."
An eerie, dreamlike atmosphere pervades this novel of struggle and oppression. Read full book review >
THE MIGHTY LALOUCHE by Matthew Olshan
Released: May 14, 2013

"It remains to be seen whether young listeners will consider Lalouche a real contender. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-8)"
While he has no difficulty overcoming much larger and fiercer opponents in the boxing ring, the eponymous hero of this quirky collaboration may nonetheless struggle to find an appreciative audience. Read full book review >
THE FLOWN SKY by Matthew Olshan
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"Olshan's Huck Finn pastiche, Finn: A Novel (2001), made a big splash, but this outing just coasts on the ripples. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Clever in parts but never quite adding up to a coherent whole, this satirical fantasy pits kind-hearted, monkey-like beachcomber Eena Beena and her haughty royal double Queena Beena against Prospero, a gorilla with a mad compulsion to break through the magical barrier that separates his world from ours. Read full book review >