Books by Rosemary Lanning

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAVY! by Brigitte Weninger
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

The seventh title in the Davy series finds the little rabbit counting down the days until his birthday in a gentle story that's once again ably abetted by Tharlet's soft-edged, cozy watercolors. Read full book review >

GRANDPA'S AMAZING COMPUTER by Ursel Scheffler
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

In this easy-to-read Swiss import, a boy visits his grandfather and they have a chat about computers, but that's not all that happens in tale that succeeds on several levels. A spiffy purple laptop resides on nine-year-old Ollie's desk. Read full book review >

CAPTAIN JONATHAN SAILS THE SEA by Wolfgang Slawski
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

A shaggy dog tale with a seafaring slant, focusing on the wistful Captain Jonathan, of the tugboat Santa Maria. Read full book review >

NOAH'S ARK by Heinz Janisch
adapted by Heinz Janisch, translated by Rosemary Lanning, illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger
RELIGION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

This unusual telling of a familiar story begins lyrically: ``It came to pass in the days when giants strode the earth and were heroes among men, God saw that His people had grown wicked. Read full book review >

MILO AND THE MAGICAL STONES by Marcus Pfister
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

Pfister (Hopper's Treetop Adventure, p. 226, etc.) begins this book with his trademark fly-in-the-ointment approach: A happy bunch of cherubic cliff mice inhabit an idyllic island, where all is wonderful until winter forces the mice into dank, dark caves. Read full book review >

HOPPER'S TREETOP ADVENTURE by Marcus Pfister
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

A modest adventure involving an ambitious bunny, a tall tree, and some hazelnuts. Read full book review >

LITTLE POLAR BEAR, TAKE ME HOME! by Hans de Beer
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 1996

Little Polar Bear, Take Me Home! Read full book review >

ABBY by Wolfram Hänel
by Wolfram Hänel, illustrated by Alan Marks, translated by Rosemary Lanning
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 1996

Abby ($13.95; PLB $13.88; Oct. 15, 1996; 1-55858-648-2; PLB 1-55858-649-0): Moira lives on an island off the coast of Ireland with her family and her dog, Abby. Read full book review >

LOOK OUT, CINDER! by Dorothea Lachner
ANIMALS
Released: June 15, 1996

A lackluster tale of blossoming friendship without enough meat on its bones to feed a cat. Read full book review >

THE FRIENDSHIP TRIP by Wolfgang Slawski
FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

Arthur hangs out at the local train station, observing the throngs, waiting for someone to come visit him. Read full book review >

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE, DAVY? by Brigitte Weninger
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

A conventional story about a family of rabbits, the smallest of whom ruins his siblings' toys, playhouse, and secret burrow and learns that he can win their forgiveness only by working with them and fixing what he broke. Read full book review >

A MOUSE IN THE HOUSE! by Gerda Wagener
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 15, 1995

From the author of Leo the Lion (1991), a high-spirited addition to the Easy-to-Read series, accompanied by expressive watercolors. Read full book review >

THE CHRISTMAS VISITOR by Anneliese Lussert
FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 1995

There are no surprises in this cozy Christmas tale, nor does it need any. Read full book review >

WHERE'S MOLLY? by Uli Waas
by Uli Waas, illustrated by Uli Waas, translated by Rosemary Lanning
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

An engaging story about a Jack Russell terrier that, startled by the fireworks at midnight on New Year's Eve, disappears through an open door. Read full book review >

ESCAPE FROM THE ZOO! by Piotr Wilkon
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 1993

Though old Matthew the zookeeper has checked all the locks, somehow the animals escape to wander the city, where, to Matthew's astonishment, no one seems surprised to see them mingling with the pedestrians, while a rhino helps itself to a child's ice cream and an elephant plays in a fountain. Read full book review >

NOAH'S ARK by Piotr Wilkon
by Piotr Wilkon, translated by Rosemary Lanning, illustrated by Wilkon
RELIGION
Released: Sept. 15, 1992

A trivialization—with a European flavor—of the familiar story. Read full book review >

LULLABY FOR A NEWBORN KING by Wilkon
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 15, 1991

An internationally known Polish illustrator produces a variant on a familiar theme. Read full book review >