Books by Symeon Shimin

THE WENTLETRAP TRAP by Jean Craighead George
Released: Jan. 1, 1978

"This might be sufficient consolation for Dennis, but it's a weak sort of reward for readers who expect more than a quick hug and a peek at the hermit crab's housing habits."
Bimini islander Dennis would like to have "a boat and a grapple and a net and a bucket AND a fine big hat" so that he can "take good care of himself" like his conch fisherman father. Read full book review >
DANCE IN THE DESERT by Madeleine L'Engle
Released: April 1, 1969

"What may seem florid (in the illustrations) and sticky (in the story) to some is, if taken in the spirit in which it was meant, a fervent testimonial."
"The dragons and the owls honor him because he gives waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, and drink to his people." Read full book review >
ZEELY by Symeon Shimin
Released: Feb. 1, 1966

"Geeder does make the association and learns to truly appreciate Zeely in an interlude of growing up successfully captured here."
By the time you find out that Geeder (Elizabeth) and her younger brother Toeboy (John) are Negro it doesn't really matter anyway, although that fact is a part of their composite personalities and it does help to stress the extraordinary fascination Geeder felt for Zeely Taber. Read full book review >