Books by Nancy Luenn

OTTER PLAY by Nancy Luenn
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1998

"A playful, inventive way of connecting young viewers to the natural world. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In a brief text, Luenn (Mother Earth, 1992, etc.) explores the parallels between a family of humans and a family of otters a few yards away who mimic each other through a peaceful day on the river, fishing, enjoying a meal, swimming, horsing around, settling down for the night. Read full book review >
MOTHER EARTH by Nancy Luenn
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1992

"An earnest paean that will appeal to many readers and can do only good. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Luenn's poetic text explores the title's image—``Mountains her bones/ Trees and plants her living hair/...Frogs and snakes are her sense of smell/ Insects her thoughts''—the metaphor is intriguingly applied, though it seems overextended. Read full book review >
GOLDCLIMBERS by Nancy Luenn
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1991

"Luenn leaves several threads hanging—a hint of sequels—but her characters and their world are too routine to carry readers much further. (Fiction. 11-14)"
A slow-moving tale about an unhappy apprentice struggling to cope with change and his own hot temper. Read full book review >