Books by Sarah Adams

DAVE AND VIOLET by Sarah Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A fitting fable for the very young about friendship and diversity. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Violet's best friend Dave has a hard time fitting in. Read full book review >
GARY AND RAY by Sarah Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Lovely. (Picture book. 3-8)"
All the other animals seem to have family or friends with whom to interact, but Gary the gorilla has no one. Read full book review >
THE RIGHTS OF THE READER by Daniel Pennac
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Previously published in Canada as Better Than Life (1994). (Essays. Adult)"
Much improved by a new translation and the addition of Blake's thoughtful introduction and inspired illustrations, this witty plaint from a popular novelist and former teacher should finally find as wide an audience in the United States as it enjoys in France and the United Kingdom. Read full book review >
WATCHING... by Suzy Chic
by Suzy Chic, illustrated by Monique Touvay, translated by Sarah Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Even less reflective children will absorb the indirect environmental message. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Suggesting an alternative to the natural pleasures of instant gratification, this understated tale promotes the virtue of waiting to see what happens. Read full book review >
KIFFE KIFFE TOMORROW by Faïza Guène
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2006

"An empowering new voice transforms kif-kif—same old, same old—into kiffer, something to be crazy about."
Guène's smart, upbeat debut shows a North African teenager finding the inner grit to withstand pervasive racism in a hardscrabble Parisian suburb. Read full book review >
THE BOY WHO ATE STARS by Kochka
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"While flawed, or possibly somewhat lost in translation (it was first published in France in 2002), this lyrical examination of autism—and friendship—is certainly heartfelt. (Fiction. 9-14)"
When 12-year-old Lucy meets Matthew, the autistic four-year-old boy who lives upstairs, she's immediately fascinated. Read full book review >
DOG by Daniel Pennac
by Daniel Pennac, translated by Sarah Adams
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Occasionally surreal and slightly existential, this well-written piece has an unusual flavor. (Fiction. 8-12)"
What seems at first like a simple, elegant dog's-eye-view uncurls into a dark-edged musing on hurt feelings, death, despair, and the problematic relationship between humans and dogs. Read full book review >
EYE OF THE WOLF by Daniel Pennac
by Daniel Pennac, translated by Sarah Adams, illustrated by Max Grafe
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"This is mystery writer Pennac's (Passion Fruit, 2001, etc.) first book for children to be published in the US; while he shows a sure sense of mood and tone, the lack of actual narrative is likely to leave audiences wondering: what's the point? (Fiction. 10-13)"
A slight French import goes heavy on symbolism but light on story. Read full book review >