Books by Will Moses

MARY AND HER LITTLE LAMB by Will Moses
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 8, 2011

"Not just an illustrated version of the rhyme, this is a fleshed-out account of a lamb's tail/tale that all children and adults should know. (Picture book. 5-9)"
The "real" story of Mary and her lamb, as the subtitle states, as told and illustrated in Moses' familiar folk-art style. Read full book review >
RASPBERRIES! by Jay O'Callahan
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Recording included. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The author's storytelling voice and the illustrator's folk-inspired art whip up a delicious tale of tarts. Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Appropriate for both children and adults, but probably most compelling for children just learning how to play with language. (Informational picture book. 4 & up)"
"Operating on a shoestring," opening up "a can of worms" and having a "wolf at the door" are just some of the sticky situations defined and illustrated in this entertaining and informative collection of idioms. Read full book review >
THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Clement C. Moore
POETRY
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"An introduction by the illustrator offers some insights into his intriguing family history. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Christmas Eve in a snowy New England village of yesteryear is the setting for this version of the holiday poem, illustrated by Moses in a folk-art style similar to that of his great-grandmother, the beloved artist known as Grandma Moses. Read full book review >
HANSEL AND GRETEL by Will Moses
adapted by Will Moses, illustrated by Will Moses
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 1, 2006

"No source note. (Picture book/folktale. 9-11)"
Strong, atmospheric illustrations compensate, at least in part, for less than smooth writing in this version of the old domestic drama. Read full book review >
JOHNNY APPLESEED by Will Moses
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Make room on the shelf for this slim volume, too. (Biography. 9-11)"
Many are the available picture-book tales of half-legendary wanderer John Chapman, but this one (not really a picture book) merits consideration, both for its appealing folk-art–style illustrations (Moses is an artistic, as well as genetic, descendant of Grandma Moses), and for its thoughtful prose portrait of a man who, Moses suggests, "represents the best qualities of the American character." Read full book review >
THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW by Washington Irving
FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 1995

"A top-drawer adaptation, lovely and true. (Picture book/folklore. 6+)"
 A wonderful retelling of the classic tale, handled with confidence and aplomb in Moses's first book. Read full book review >