Books by Niamh Sharkey

I’M A HAPPY HUGGLEWUG by Niamh Sharkey
FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

The titular critter—a plump, vaguely draconic monster with jester-hat horns and a very few pointy teeth in its smiling mouth—opens with its "Hugglewug Song," introduces readers to its family and friends and, like a relentlessly cheery drill-sergeant, leads them through a variety of exercises from counting to I Spy. Read full book review >

CINDERELLA by Max Eilenberg
adapted by Max Eilenberg, illustrated by Niamh Sharkey
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

A swirling surfeit of pink, purple and gold is draped around this crisp retelling of the traditional tale, as Cinderella attends three balls with her handsome prince before her glass slipper falls. Read full book review >

THE RAVENOUS BEAST by Niamh Sharkey
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

The teal-and-orange "Beast" is reassuringly comic rather than scary in this brightly illustrated tale of one-upmanship. Read full book review >

TALES FROM OLD IRELAND by Malachy Doyle
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

Seven briskly retold traditional tales are illustrated with dot-eyed, appealingly ingenuous figures from the illustrator of Tolstoy's Gigantic Turnip (1999). Read full book review >

TALES OF WISDOM AND WONDER by Hugh Lupton
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Aug. 20, 1998

A fresh and unusual collection of folktales, tied together by the rhythm of the storyteller's voice: This is Lupton's first book for children, but the oral origins of these stories from many cultures are evident in the pacing. Read full book review >