Books by Susan Lowell

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2008

"This iteration of the popular 'wagons-west' theme kicks the energy level up a notch above the usual. (afterword, resource list) (Picture book. 7-9)"
Inspired by an actual quilt and armloads of memoirs, this account of an 1859 journey along the Santa Fe Trail bubbles over with verbal and visual vim. Read full book review >
DUSTY LOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS by Susan Lowell
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"And though the story's momentum is somewhat on the clunky side, the comedy keeps the wheels turning, as do Cecil's pictures of goofy bears in cowboy boots and kerchiefs. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lowell and Cecil (Little Red Cowboy Hat, 1997) return to cowboy twists on nursery tales when they take Goldilocks and plunk her down in Montana in this spry retelling of a classic. Read full book review >
CINDY ELLEN by Susan Lowell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2000

"Bright, stylish, and with a boosterish concluding note on women in rodeo. (Picture book/fairy tale. 7-9)"
From the author of The Bootmaker and the Elves (1997), another ripsnortin' Western take on a traditional fairy tale. Read full book review >
THE BOOTMAKER AND THE ELVES by Susan Lowell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

A bootmaker ``so poor even his shadow had holes in it'' wakes one morning to find his last piece of leather made into a pair of eye-popping, shiny new cowboy boots, bright with stars and roses. Read full book review >
LITTLE RED COWBOY HAT by Susan Lowell
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"A merry success, this Wild West fairy tale makes other versions look limp by comparison. (Picture book. 5-8)"
``Once upon a ranch'' is how Lowell begins her enjoyable twist on the story of Little Red Riding Hood, starring a brave heroine who needs no lesson in self-reliance. Read full book review >