Books by Robert Shetterly

Released: June 1, 2005

In tribute to this country's proud tradition of protest, fine artist Shetterly has chosen 50 Americans who have stood up for what he calls "the promise of America," presenting them in a series of accurately painted head-and-shoulder portraits with their names and a pithy quote scratched in. Read full book review >
THE POND GOD by Samuel Jay Keyser
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"These flaws undermine Keyser's occasional insights and lyricism, and make this a disappointing collection. (Folktales. 9-12)"
Original fables in free verse are only varyingly successful, making for a collection that fizzles. Read full book review >
Released: April 20, 1993

"Bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Is it cougar or puma, bison or buffalo, octopus or squid? Read full book review >
MUWIN AND THE MAGIC HARE by Susan Hand--Adapt. Shetterly
Released: March 31, 1993

"Still, the bear's adventures are mildly intriguing; the Shetterleys show respect for their sources in a note; and the vibrant acrylics, enhanced with dramatic shadows, nicely evoke the Maine landscape (the animals are especially appealing). (Folklore/Picture book. 5-10)"
Two simply retold Passamaquoddy tales (``The Rough-face Girl'' plus one about a conceited grouse whose round canoe spins into a whirlpool) are set in an elaborate longer tale about a bear who's about to hibernate when he's lured away by the Great Magic Hare, Mahtoqehs—who leads the still-hungry Muwin to a campfire where a hunter offers him ``stew of snowshoe hare'' and tells him a story; next morning, all has vanished. Read full book review >