Books by Winslow Pels

CRICKET AT THE MANGER by Edith Hope Fine
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Large, decorative capital letters in brown and black set off each section of the text, further enhancing the volume's sophisticated design. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A large, silver-gray cricket with human eyes is the first-person narrator of this unusual Nativity story told all in short sentences and phrases with lots of animal sound effects. Read full book review >
ALI AND THE MAGIC STEW by Shulamith Levey Oppenheim
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"And the references to Allah may stimulate conversation. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Oppenheim (Yanni Rubbish, 1999, etc.) employs familiar motifs to craft a story with the feel of a folktale. Read full book review >
TURANDOT by Marianna Mayer
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Compellingly told, gorgeously illustrated, and likely to inspire interest in Puccini's opera. (Picture book. 8+)"
The mood of combined allure and menace permeating this exotic tale is established at once by the jacket: The alabaster-skinned Turandot, draped in white gauze and pink pearls, leans languorously on a tiger holding a chrysanthemum in its jaws. Read full book review >