Books by Paul Cox

HOW THE WORLD BREAKS by Stan Cox
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 12, 2016

"Though short on a clear thesis, the book is strong on examples of human adaptation in the face of catastrophe."
A frightening, from-the-trenches overview of "natural" and man-made disasters—and responses to them—across the globe. Read full book review >
THE ELEVATOR MAN by Stanley Trachtenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

Nathan loves riding in his apartment building's old elevator with the kind Elevator Man, who lets him turn a handle to move the car up and down. Read full book review >
THE TRAIN TO GLASGOW by Wilma Horsbrugh
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2004

"Poet and painter are popular in the UK (Cox has had some work published here); Anglophiles who haven't encountered either on this side of the pond will enjoy this quaint introduction. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Cox reinforces the antique flavor of this droll bit of verse (first published in 1954), depicting with disheveled brushwork a lad in short pants, running to catch an old-fashioned train, then lending a hand when the lock on a cage full of chickens fails. Read full book review >
LOOK OUT LONDON! by Louise Nicholson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"An adequate guide to London, if messy to look at. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Although this guidebook doesn't venture off the beaten track and basically covers what any other guidebook to London would cover (the museums, the obvious tourist sites, etc.), it does offer background history and some interesting factoids. Read full book review >