Books by Sarah Stewart

Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A warm, gentle portrait of an immigrant's isolation and the ways that creativity and a loving family can offer both a safe haven and a bridge. (Picture book. 4-8)"
As in Stewart and Small's previous The Gardener (1997) and The Journey (2001), letters to a loved one become the vehicle for a girl to explore what she sees, feels and comes to understand upon leaving home for the first time. Read full book review >
THE FRIEND by Sarah Stewart
Released: Aug. 11, 2004

A poor little rich girl, ignored by her busy parents, finds companionship with the family's live-in African-American housekeeper. Read full book review >
THE JOURNEY by Sarah Stewart
Released: March 14, 2001

"Hannah's straightforward voice limns a warm appreciation for urban bustle while longing for, and loving, her much different rural life, with its strong religious and familial ties. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Young Hannah is visiting Chicago with her mother and her mother's friend, leaving their Amish farm for a week in the city. Read full book review >
THE GARDENER by Sarah Stewart
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Small's marvelous pictures show the city in all its gritty variety- -pushcarts, pigeons, packing crates, fire escapes, awnings, nuns, bums, and dogs—and the scrawny, smiling bakery cat, Otis. (Picture book. 6+)"
This latest collaboration from Stewart and Small (The Library, 1995, not reviewed) is the Depression-era story of young Lydia Grace Finch, whose family's financial woes are the occasion for Lydia's extended stay in the city with dour Uncle Jim. Read full book review >
THE MONEY TREE by Sarah Stewart
Released: Sept. 6, 1991

In January, Mrs. McGillicuddy observes an unusual shape out in the snow. Read full book review >