Books by Nonny Hogrogian

COME BACK, MOON by David Kherdian
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Charming. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Poet and Newbery Honoree Kherdian (The Road from Home: The Story of an Armenian Girl, 1979) teams again with his wife, distinguished two-time Caldecott-winning illustrator and author Hogrogian, for this gentle animal fable (Lullaby for Emily, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >
COOL CAT by Nonny Hogrogian
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Way cool! (Picture book. 4-6)"
The enticing cover is a perfect example of an effective, visual page turn, as a black-and-white cat carrying a brown case pussyfoots toward the right edge. Read full book review >
THE FIRST CHRISTMAS by Nonny Hogrogian
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A heartfelt but slight off-key voice in the heavenly host of Christmas books. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The line-drawn angels that appear on nearly every spread give this reverential retelling of the Christmas story a trendy aspect, but the main oil illustrations are lovely in their simplicity and clarity of feeling; the creamy brushwork looks like fresco painting and details of clothing and background are only suggested, drawing viewers' eyes toward the solemn faces of Mary, Joseph, and the rest. Read full book review >
LULLABY FOR EMILY by David Kherdian
Released: March 1, 1995

"Intensely personal, yet thoroughly interpersonal in its delight in a child's discovery of the beautiful things in her world, this book is as much a keepsake for parents as it is a lullaby for children. (Picture book. 2+)"
A long, dreamy sleep-poem for a baby, in which the parent imagines the idyllic experiences her daughter will have when she is old enough to explore their rural world: watching wild animals and birds, making a garden, romping with a puppy, swimming in a beaver pond, gathering apples and firewood. Read full book review >
ASKING THE RIVER by David Kherdian
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Gracefully written; Hogrogian contributes a hauntingly pensive portrait and a couple of scenes in dark pencil. (Fiction. 10+)"
Like other recent Kherdian protagonists, Stepan is preoccupied with his inner life. Read full book review >
JUNA'S JOURNEY by David Kherdian
Released: April 21, 1993

"A gentle book that may find a place in thoughtful discussions of the hereafter. (Fiction/Picture book. 6+)"
In his village, white-bearded Juna ``dreamt for others, and as his dreams were his guide, he in turn became a guide for others''—until an enigmatic dream sets him on a last journey. Read full book review >
FEATHERS AND TAILS by David Kherdian
Released: Sept. 16, 1992

"For those who want to go beyond Aesop and La Fontaine: a nice addition to multicultural collections. (Folklore/Picture book. 6-10)"
The subtitle is a bit misleading: these 21 selections, drawn from Indian, African, European, Native American, and Chinese sources, include proverbs, riddles, pourquoi and trickster tales, plus the disguised life lessons usually considered fables. Read full book review >
Released: May 2, 1991

"A special book to share. (Fiction. 7- 11)"
For three summer weeks, narrator Jason and his best friend Sammy focus on the annual fishing contest in a shallow pond at the local zoo. Read full book review >
THE FEARSOME INN by Isaac Bashevis Singer
Released: Sept. 1, 1967

"The drawings have to be seen, as does the book, impeccably produced down to paper and type; the story must be read, by adults as well as children, but best together."
Impacted writing and resplendent illustration at the service of an authentically harrowing, distinctively satisfying story: it starts with Satan and ends with heavenly light, and you believe it. Read full book review >