Books by Stewart Ross

ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2011

Biesty's trademark amusing, informatively detailed illustrations are a highlight of this entertaining examination of several voyages of exploration. Read full book review >
EGYPT by Stewart Ross
HISTORY
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

Populating his huge scenes with enough tiny figures to fill several ancient cities, Biesty takes a lad and his merchant father down the Nile during the reign of Ramses II, pausing for tours of Amun-Ra's temple at Karnak, the Valley of Kings and other prominent spots, culminating in a royal audience at the great palace at Piramesse in the Nile delta. Read full book review >

TALES OF THE DEAD by Stewart Ross
HISTORY
Released: July 1, 2005

This fiction/nonfiction hybrid features topical spreads on life in the early Roman Empire, loosely connected by a story, told in graphic novel-style panels running along the margins, of two young North African captives sold into slavery. Read full book review >

Released: May 17, 1999

Subtitled "A concise guide to a century of contrast and change," with "concise" as the key word, this slim survey takes sweeping, single-spread glances at wars, the decline of empires, show business, the battle for racial and sexual equality, the globalization of US culture, and other major themes of this century. Read full book review >

Released: Feb. 1, 1999

This is a well-written and illuminating picture-book length biography of a man whose humorous view of life and somewhat wild side appeal to readers of all ages. Read full book review >

CHARLOTTE BRONTE AND JANE EYRE by Stewart Ross
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

Ross (Shakespeare and Macbeth, 1994) takes a look at Charlotte Brontâ's life and how it influenced the writing of Jane Eyre, hoping to inspire readers to tackle that novel. Lovely full-color and black-and-white illustrations bring readers powerful images of both Charlotte's and Jane's lives, which contained many similar themes, e.g., Jane Eyre's cruel experiences at Lowood School reflect Charlotte's unhappiness at the Cowan Bridge Clergy Daughters' School. Read full book review >

SHAKESPEARE AND MACBETH by Stewart Ross
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

In this superb book, Ross (World Leaders, not reviewed) not only makes Macbeth live—he also makes the drama behind the play come alive as well. Read full book review >