Books by Sally Hobart Alexander

Released: Feb. 18, 2008

"Illustrated with period photos and prints, and supported by extensive notes and resource lists, this will be a valuable and long-overdue addition to library shelves. (Biography. 10-12)"
The first full-length new biography of Bridgman for young readers since Edith F. Hunter's Child of the Silent Night (1963) offers a salutary reminder that Helen Keller wasn't the only, or even first, woman to prove that deafness and blindness are not unsurpassable obstacles to becoming a functional member of society. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 2000

"A witty, wise, inspiring book. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
An eloquent memoir in questions and answers, as Alexander (On My Own, 1997, etc.) tackles the children's queries she most often encounters. Read full book review >
MOM'S BEST FRIEND by Sally Hobart Alexander
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"Ancona's many, crisp b&w photos make a fine complement to the brief but informative text. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
The author of Mom Can't See Me (1990) again presents her experiences as a blind person through her daughter's eyes and voice. Read full book review >
MAGGIE'S WHOPPER by Sally Hobart Alexander
Released: March 31, 1992

"Still, a warmhearted vignette, attractively reflected in Ray's glowing generalized illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Maggie, seven, who enjoys fishing with Great-uncle Ezra, hopes to outdo her older brother by catching a real ``whopper.'' Meanwhile, despite her uncle's reassurance, she worries about meeting old Thatch, a bear they've sometimes sighted near their pond. Read full book review >