Books by Valerie Littlewood

GREAT GRANDFATHER'S HOUSE by Rumer Godden
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 27, 1993

"A small, charming book. (Fiction. 8+)"
Illustrated with delicate full-color spot and page-size illustrations, Godden's newest has the timeless appeal of much of her work. Read full book review >
THE GLASS ANGELS by Susan Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Without the verve of Rumer Godden's stories, but with similar appeal: a pleasing holiday heartwarmer. (Fiction. 8-11)"
A charming, old-fashioned story of poverty's hardships dispelled in time for Christmas, set in Britain soon after WW II. Read full book review >
SCARECROW! by Valerie Littlewood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Not as well crafted and informative as Giblin's The Scarecrow Book (1980, o.p.), but a useful visual resource. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A survey of devices (including real people) that have been used to scare away birds (and some other pests): The book's a little repetitious and miscellaneous and not very well organized, but does include a substantial array of interesting facts about ``homemade figures...used around the world to protect precious crops for over three thousand years.'' Best are the detailed crosshatched drawings and more formal paintings depicting a great variety of these appealing or scary figures. Read full book review >