Books by Reg Cartwright

WHAT WE DO by Reg Cartwright
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2005

In rhyming text, Cartwright describes the movement of several different animals. Read full book review >

AT THE EDGE OF THE WOODS by Cynthia Cotten
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

Cartwright's (Going Home, not reviewed, etc.) mossy greens, golden yellows, and smoky blues evoke a late summer in the woods as numbered sets of forest animals go about their business. Read full book review >

THE THREE GOLDEN ORANGES by Alma Flor Ada
Released: May 1, 1999

Ada (Under the Royal Palms, 1998, etc.) reworks the traditional story of Blancaflor, taking swipes at greed, vanity, and the practice of arranged marriages in the process. Read full book review >

THE BAND OVER THE HILL by Shirley Isherwood
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

Mr. Manders and Edward James, a pair of bears who are father and son, have always wanted to be in a marching band. Read full book review >

THE BOAT OF MANY ROOMS by J. Patrick Lewis
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

The story of Noah, told in episodic verse. Read full book review >

THE FIREBIRD by Selina Hastings
adapted by Selina Hastings, illustrated by Reg Cartwright
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 1, 1993

This is not the story made familiar by the ballet, but a related tale in which the firebird figures mostly at the outset, when one of its feathers is found by a huntsman who presents it to his king—a tyrant whose response is to send the poor fellow off to fetch the bird, which he is able to do with the advice of his admirable talking horse. Read full book review >

POLLY AND THE PRIVET BIRD by Ann Cartwright
Released: Jan. 15, 1992

Deciding that her overgrown privet bush is about to take over her garden, Polly snips it into a giant, sweet-looking topiary bird that she rides aloft on an adventure: she rescues a child who has fallen from a boat. Read full book review >

BIRDS, BEASTS, AND FISHES by Anne Carter
POETRY
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

Fifty or so poems, grouped as the title suggests and varying in difficulty but generally of high quality, from traditional rhymes and familiar masters (Coleridge, Tennyson) to challenging and intriguing modern works (Sandburg, Philip Larkin). Read full book review >