Books by Ruth Sanderson

HUSH, LITTLE HORSIE by Jane Yolen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

The opening stanza—"Hush little horsie, / Asleep on the farm. / Your mama is near / And will keep you from harm"—sets the tone for a soothing bedtime hymn featuring horses. Read full book review >

GOLDILOCKS by Ruth Sanderson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

It's a golden year when two equally artistically rendered versions of this classic story are published. Read full book review >

HORSE DIARIES by Catherine Hapka
ANIMALS
Released: March 24, 2009

Ever since that danged Lassie rescued Timmie from the well, readers have had to suffer foolish plots like this one. Read full book review >

THE SNOW PRINCESS by Ruth Sanderson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

Sanderson tells a romantic tale of the daughter of Father Frost and Mother Spring. Read full book review >

SAINTS by Ruth Sanderson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

Forty stories of Christian saints from the first millennium are illustrated with appropriately gorgeous, pencil-and-oils-on-paper art. Read full book review >

THE GOLDEN MARE, THE FIREBIRD, AND THE MAGIC RING by Ruth Sanderson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2001

Sanderson has combined motifs from several Russian fairytales and illustrated them with sumptuous oils likewise full of Russian themes, splendid colors and textures, and wonderful figures that might be portraits in their verisimilitude. Read full book review >

CINDERELLA by Ruth Sanderson
adapted by Ruth Sanderson, illustrated by Ruth Sanderson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 1, 2001

The author-illustrator of The Golden Mare, the Firebird, and the Magic Ring (2001) works her particular beguilement over Cinderella, using the Perrault story with elements from the Grimms. Read full book review >

THE CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN by Ruth Sanderson
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

A retelling of the Chinese legend of the magic brocade, here set in 15th-century Europe, combined with elements from the Norwegian tale about the princess and the glass hill. Read full book review >

PAPA GATTO by Ruth Sanderson
adapted by Ruth Sanderson, illustrated by Ruth Sanderson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

Cinderella meets Puss-in-Boots in a tale that takes place against the opulent backdrop of 16th-century Italy. Read full book review >

THE ENCHANTED WOOD by Ruth Sanderson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

The pattern is traditional, the outcome shaped by current convention: three brothers quest for the ``Heart of the World''; only the third is generous along the way and also sticks to the appointed path despite temptation, thus winning his father's throne and the affection of the girl whose help he has accepted. Read full book review >

INTO THE DREAM by William Sleator
Released: March 5, 1979

"Far-fetched, but fast-paced—kids with a taste for psi-fi fantasy won't stop to look down."
"Maybe we should call the police," Paul suggests. Read full book review >