Books by Ute Krause

NO ORDINARY FAMILY by Ute Krause
by Ute Krause, illustrated by Ute Krause, translated by Nicholas Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Very slightly disguised bibliotherapy, applied with a light touch and capped with a tidy but not unbelievable resolution. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this "coping with divorce" tale, a split family becomes an extended one—of robbers, royals and dragons. Read full book review >
NICK AND THE NASTY KNIGHT by Ute Krause
by Ute Krause, illustrated by Ute Krause, translated by Ute Krause
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"A nicely etched story of doing the right thing in a trying world. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young Nick outfoxes a greedy knight as well as a company of thieves to rescue his oppressed medieval village. Read full book review >
OSCAR AND THE VERY HUNGRY DRAGON by Ute Krause
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

A terrifying beast meets its match in a resourceful boy. When the earth trembles, the villagers at the bottom of the hill know it's time to send the dragon a princess to eat. One day, unfortunately, no princess is available; a child is the next best thing. Village elder Mr. Ballymore holds a lottery and young Oscar (in short pants and backwards baseball cap) is selected. Oscar convinces the dragon, who hasn't eaten in nearly a year, that he needs to be fattened up and turns his birdcage prison cell into a master kitchen. He teases the dragon with tantalizing smells while putting off the day of his eating with additional requests for savory ingredients, all designed to fatten him up, and the old Hansel-and-Gretel trick (he's a well-read boy, too). In the end, the dragon proves that, though he's indeed very hungry, he's also very nice. Packed with wit that never descends into camp and illustrated with verve and style in ink-and-watercolor cartoons, Krause's substantial, self-translated fractured fairy tale delights on every level. (Picture book. 5-8)Read full book review >