Books by M.P. Robertson

FRANK 'N' STAN by M.P. Robertson
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Appealing both to the eye and the heart, and even though children are unlikely to catch the literary references, their parents will chuckle over them. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A heartwarming tale of a boy and his robot. Read full book review >
FOOD CHAIN by M.P. Robertson
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

A hapless goldfish becomes an undersea victim. Read full book review >
THE DRAGON AND THE GRUESOME TWOSOME by M.P. Robertson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

This story begins like the others in the series, including The Egg (2001), The Great Dragon Rescue (2004) and The Dragon Snatcher (2005): An English boy named George sits in his garden, concerned with little more than "his mother's favourite chicken." On the next page, he is without explanation transported to a land "where knights were bold, and carried big shiny swords to prove it." The story then unfolds with fairy-tale predictability: The King will reward half his kingdom to anyone who rids the land of a pair of gruesome trolls, and of course, George can achieve what the entire army cannot. Robertson's illustrations feature truly ugly trolls—twins with the same ears, bad taste in jewelry and severe underbite—and beautiful dragons, but the divide-and-conquer story line comes to a quick and tidy solution, with readers placed once again back in George's yard with just the turn of a page. Recommended for fans of the series. (Picture book. 4-8)

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BIG BRAVE BRIAN by M.P. Robertson
FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2007

Big Brave Brian tackles common childhood fears: Something is under the bed or something is in the closet, for example. Read full book review >

CLEOPATRA by Adèle Geras
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 15, 2007

Beneath a heavy cover studded with "rubies" and other "gems," the diary of one of Cleopatra's handmaids offers a look at Ptolemaic Egypt's last years. Read full book review >

THE DRAGON SNATCHER by M.P. Robertson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

As in his Great Dragon Rescue (2004), Robertson pairs a perfunctory storyline to arresting, dramatically angled paintings featuring big, leathery dragons. Read full book review >

THE MOON IN SWAMPLAND by M.P. Robertson
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

Get ready for plenty of shivers, as Robertson retells a tale best known in this country as "The Buried Moon," and illustrates it with eerie, misted swampscapes populated by plenty of green-skinned, Gollum-esque bogles. Read full book review >

THE GREAT DRAGON RESCUE by M.P. Robertson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

This lushly illustrated story features a young, Harry Potter-like boy, his friend the dragon hatched in The Egg (2000), and a delightfully drawn witch. Read full book review >

THE SANDCASTLE by M.P. Robertson
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

Wishes come true for a young artisan in this abbreviated teaching tale. Read full book review >

THE EGG by M.P. Robertson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

Resembling a younger Harry Potter more than a little in Robertson's technically accomplished, though flatly uninspired paintings, a lad finds an immense egg in the hen house one morning, and dutifully takes on parental duties for the dragon that hatches out of it. Read full book review >