Books by Victor Ambrus

ERIC THE RED by Neil Grant
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Ambrus's meticulous illustrations vividly portray Eric's times. (maps, index) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
This entry in the What's Their Story? series goes beyond the well-known image of the famously fierce Eric the Red to unveil a driven explorer and founder of a new land. Read full book review >
THE ILIAD by Ian Strachan
adapted by Ian Strachan, illustrated by Victor Ambrus
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Those who elect to read this aloud may succeed in converting members of the Mortal Kombat generation to fans of Homer's epic story. (Folklore. 9-13)"
An illustrated retelling of the events of Homer's tale, focusing primarily on the battles between the Greeks and the Trojans after Achilles stomps off in a huff over Agamemnon's arrogance and insults. Read full book review >
SHAKESPEARE AND MACBETH by Stewart Ross
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A terrific job of making the vitality of Shakespeare accessible. (Index; chronology; bibliography and further reading; foreword by Kenneth Branagh) (Book-of-the-Month Club selection) (Nonfiction/Picture book. 10+)"
In this superb book, Ross (World Leaders, not reviewed) not only makes Macbeth live—he also makes the drama behind the play come alive as well. Read full book review >
SANTA CLAUS TAKES OFF! by Victor Ambrus
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 1991

"Not nearly as original or as comical as Yorinks's Christmas in July (p. 1352), in which Santa is also confronted with the witless vagaries of contemporary urban society, but the illustrations are bright, cheery, and deftly drawn, while the genre seems to be endlessly popular. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This Santa, short of cash to buy reindeer food, goes to visit his Auntie Flo and gets a job at ``Harridges'' as (what else?) a Santa. Read full book review >