Books by Normand Chartier

‘TIL THE COWS COME HOME by Jodi Icenoggle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"This delightful cowboy interpretation of an old Jewish folktale is sure to bring the readers home. (Picture book. 4-9)"
In this literary version of "Joseph and his Overcoat" or "The Button," a piece of flawless leather is used to make chaps, then a vest, a pair of gloves, a hat band, and finally a button. Read full book review >
GULLYWASHER GULCH by Marianne Mitchell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

For those wondering exactly what "saving for a rainy day" means, Mitchell has a swell story that explains it all. Read full book review >
NIGHT LETTERS by Palmyra LoMonaco
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 1996

Lily goes out after dinner to read the night letters that her backyard friends—ants, rocks, trees—leave for her. Read full book review >
BORIS THE BORING BOAR by Ellen Jackson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"Whether or not it prompts embarrassed self-appraisal, the comical dialogue here is as much fun as the deft caricatures in the well-crafted art. (Picture book. 5-8)"
He may be fuzzy and appealing in Chartier's gentle watercolors, but Boris is a quintessential bore: when he isn't talking about himself, he's meandering through the inconsequential (``...they don't make tin cans the way they used to...I remember a tin of sardines I found in '83. Read full book review >
McCREPHY'S FIELD by Christopher A. Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

After 24-year-old Joe McCrephy leaves his Ohio cornfield to go to Wyoming, nature takes over: weeds and field flowers replace the corn, attracting birds; then young trees begin to grow, providing cover for a different range of wildflowers and creatures. Read full book review >