Books by Todd L.W. Doney

JANUARY RIDES THE WIND by Charlotte F. Otten
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"A splendid walk through the months. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Otten's first children's book offers one vivid short poem for every month of the year: ``February turns everything to gray,'' ``June measures time until the longest day becomes the shortest night,'' and ``September squeezes what is left of summer into night-cool cider,'' etc. Doney's gorgeous, impressionistic paintings combine perfectly with the simple resplendence of Otten's poems, using light and shadow to draw readers into the shade of a willow in April, to the apple-blossom snow of May, and to the baked heat of a July afternoon. Read full book review >
OLD SALT, YOUNG SALT by Jonathan London
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"691, etc.) have both shone elsewhere, but this may be the collaboration that got away. (Picture book. 6-9)"
When the men at the shore refuse him the chance to help drag the boat to the water, Aaron recognizes how much he longs to be treated as an adult. Read full book review >
RED BIRD by Barbara Mitchell
Released: May 1, 1996

"Katie's perspective makes the whole experience accessible in this readable, informative book. (Picture book. 5+)"
Mitchell (Down Buttermilk Lane, 1993, etc.) makes the Nanticoke powwow near Millsboro, Delaware, an event that becomes a visual feast in Doney's eye-catching illustrations. Read full book review >
THE STONE LION by Alan Schroeder
adapted by Alan Schroeder, illustrated by Todd L.W. Doney
Released: March 1, 1994

"All in all, a bit more accessible but with less narrative energy than Smedley's version, while the lavish art is sure to appeal. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-10)"
An unsourced retelling of a Tibetan tale with the familiar theme of a good-hearted and a greedy brother who each receives his just deserts. Read full book review >