Books by Phyllis Saroff

MAGGIE, ALASKA'S LAST ELEPHANT by Jennifer Keats Curtis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2018

"A solid if not stellar addition to a growing picture-book genre. (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
In this true story, the African elephant Maggie languishes in an Alaskan zoo until she is transported to the Performing Animal Welfare Society's facility in California. Read full book review >
VIVIAN AND THE LEGEND OF THE HOODOOS by Terry Catasús Jennings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2017

"A story that honors both tradition and its young protagonist's desire to live in the present. (bibliography) (Picture book. 4-9)"
Paiute protagonist Vivian tries to find a way to connect her people's traditions with the modern world. Read full book review >
SOUNDS OF THE SAVANNA by Terry Catasús Jennings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2015

"This curious but intriguing pairing of science fields from the publishers of Darcy Pattison and Kathleen Rietz's Prairie Storms (2011) and Desert Baths (2012) will be equally welcomed in libraries and classroom collections. (Informational picture book. 5-9) "
Over the course of a day, predators and prey roar, bellow, trumpet, cry, squeal, purr, and sometimes sneak quietly through the savanna in this introduction to African animals and the science of sounds. Read full book review >