Books by Warwick Hutton

THE BEGGAR'S MAGIC by Margaret Chang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"The book is as satisfying as unselfishness rewarded fully and meanness punished neatly. (Picture book/folklore. 5-9)"
The Changs (The Cricket Warrior, 1994, etc.) retell an ancient Chinese tale about selfishness and sharing, set to luminous illustrations by Johnson. Read full book review >
ODYSSEUS AND THE CYCLOPS by Warwick Hutton
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"As an introduction to Greek myth, the book works at both the elementary and high school level, and is an ideal read-aloud for almost any audience. (Picture book/folklore. 7+)"
In this excellent retelling, the encounter between Odysseus and the one-eyed Polyphemus maintains its timeless appeal. Read full book review >
THE CRICKET WARRIOR by Margaret Chang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"The Changs know how to give the whims of authority a good lambasting without getting smug about it, and Hutton's crabbed pen-and-wash illustrations bring a Roz Chast leavening to the serious themes of the story. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A tale of magic and loyalty, first told some 300 years ago in China. Read full book review >
PERSEPHONE by Warwick Hutton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"A worthy introduction to an oft-told tale. (Mythology/Picture book. 6-10)"
Once again, Hutton offers a simple but serviceable adaptation and accompanies it with watercolors of unique power and delicacy. Read full book review >
PERSEUS by Warwick Hutton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 30, 1993

"An attractive edition of a great mythical adventure. (Mythology/Picture book. 7-10)"
An accomplished illustrator with several biblical and classical retellings to his credit recounts the Greek myth about the hero who, with the gods' help, beheads the terrible Gorgon Medusa, then confronts the evil king who sent him on his dread errand with the head (snaky locks still writhing), thus turning him into stone. Read full book review >
THE TROJAN HORSE by Warwick Hutton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1992

"A thoughtful, multilayered introduction to this ancient tale. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Again, Hutton's verbal and visual simplicity will evoke complex responses. Read full book review >
THE SELKIE GIRL by Susan Cooper
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1986

The familiar Scottish/Irish tale of a crofter who captures and marries a seal maiden whose beauty and magical singing have entraced him. Read full book review >
THE SILVER COW by Susan Cooper
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 21, 1983

"Quite lovely, and even stirring, as pictured—for the occasional, dreamier child."
Hutton's grave, spare, muted watercolors—with their soft expanses of Welsh mountain meadows, lake, and sky—nicely suit this grave, measured, quiet tale. Read full book review >