Books by Rosalyn Schanzer

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"American history. (index, multimedia source list) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
In an uncommonly balanced view of the American Revolution for younger readers, Schanzer places King George III in a better light than young readers—American ones, anyway—generally get to see him, while noting that neither side was innocent of rash actions or atrocities. Read full book review >
THE TRUE-OR-FALSE BOOK OF DOGS by Patricia Lauber
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Schanzer's carefully labeled ink-and-watercolor cartoony illustrations feature a variety of ancient and modern breeds (and non-breeds) in both dramatic and humorous situations, adding to the breezy tone. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Following the same format as her previous, similarly titled works on cats and horses, Lauber first briefs readers on the hypothetical origins of the dog-human relationship and then takes them through a series of true-or-false questions exploring dog physiology, behavior, breeding, and psychology. Read full book review >
HOW BEN FRANKLIN STOLE THE LIGHTNING by Rosalyn  Schanzer
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Capped by an afterword that adds even more luster to Franklin's career, this effervescent tribute will give legions of young readers a peerless role model, whose actual, well-documented deeds need no exaggeration. (source note) (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
The author of Davy Crockett Saves the World (2001) builds a convincing case for adding Ben Franklin to the pantheon of American tall-tale heroes. Read full book review >
DAVY CROCKETT SAVES THE WORLD by Rosalyn  Schanzer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

Vowing that "every single word is true, unless it is false," Schanzer (Escaping to America, 2000, etc.) relates an American hero's greatest feat. Read full book review >
ESCAPING TO AMERICA by Rosalyn  Schanzer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 31, 2000

"Together, words and pictures present a frank and clear-cut introduction to Jewish immigration to America. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
In Poland during the early part of the 20th, century mobs often stopped elderly, harmless Jews on the street, beating them up or smashing their shops. Read full book review >
THE TRUE-OR-FALSE BOOK OF HORSES by Patricia Lauber
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 2000

"An appealing title for animal lovers and horse enthusiasts. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
The striking golden palomino pictured on the cover will have this title galloping off the shelf. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 1999

"Schanzer's illustrations are dynamic, and as well-researched as the text. (map) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
What lure could cause thousands of people to quit their jobs, leave their families, sleep in tents, move to the wilderness, and eat wormy bread? Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Her drawings include portraits of the members of the expedition and other details that make an already authentic text all the richer. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
A simplified version of the diaries of Lewis and Clark; in an introduction, Schanzer explains how she condensed much of the excitement and adventure of the 40 volumes into this one. Read full book review >