He Has Shot the President!
He Has Shot the President!, my book recounting Lincoln’s assassination and the capture of John Wilkes Booth, was published by Roaring Brook Press in April, the 150th anniversary of the tragedy. It was enthusiastically received; A wonderful review here. A nifty slideshow of some of my art can be seen here.
New Work Sketches
I’m working on two exciting projects, Drowned City and Aaron and Alexander. The former tells the tell the story of the Hurricane Katrina and the disaster that it brought to New Orleans in 2005. I bring a graphic novel style to the tale. The 96 page book will perfect for 10 to 12 year-old readers. […]
Crowing: Great Reviews for Henry and the Cannons
School Library Journal: STARRED REVIEW Gr 1-4–As the American Revolution was getting underway, George Washington knew he needed cannons to defeat the British. Unfortunately, he was camped outside British-held Boston, and the nearest big guns were 300 miles away at Fort Ticonderoga, New York. They were thought to be impossible to retrieve, until Henry Knox […]
Generous Praise for America Is Under Attack
From the wonderful children’s book blog 7 Impossible Things Before Breakfast. You can read my 2009 interview here. Treat yourself and poke around the website. It’s crafted with passion and full of cool stuff….
I was pleasantly surprised to find Reading Rainbow’s presentation of my first book, Ruth Law Thrills a Nations, on the web. Enjoy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5m3VdTbBEGA
The State of YA
Interesting Salon article about the excellence to be found in YA literature.
America is Under Attack: The Day the Towers Fell. One of School Library Journal’s Best Nonfiction Books of 2011 One of Horn Book’s Best Nonfiction Books of 2011 One of the Washington Post’s Best Books of 2011 On the ten year anniversary of the September 11 tragedy, a straightforward and sensitive book for a generation […]
New Title Debut!
Coming next winter: Henry and the Cannons. In 1775, in the dead of winter, a bookseller named Henry Knox dragged 59 cannons from Fort Ticonderoga to Boston—225 miles of lakes, forest, mountains, and few roads. It was a feat of remarkable ingenuity and determination and one of the most remarkable stories of the Revolutionary War. […]