Books by Jane Resh Thomas and Complete Book Reviews

Jane Resh Thomas, Author Clarion Books $16 (130p) ISBN 978-0-395-51587-7
In this clever variation on the time-travel theme, Elizabeth is whisked from 17th-century England to the McCormick farm in present-day Iowa. Though Elizabeth is a nobleman's daughter and accustomed to luxurious living, even the most ordinary...
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Jane Resh Thomas, Author Avon Books $3.5 (0p) ISBN 978-0-380-71194-9
Take one Elizabethan princess and one contemporary Iowa farm girl; throw in a dash of time travel and the result is a melange of lighthearted fun. Ages 8-12. (Jan.)
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Jane Resh Thomas, Author, Troy Howell, Illustrator Clarion Books $13.95 (78p) ISBN 978-0-89919-473-8
An evocative sequel to The Comeback Dog, in which Daniel learns that the adventures he craves have a price. He has grown up on the farm and is afraid of being rooted there. When his parents show him how to grow a hybrid peach tree he turns away; if...
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Jane Resh Thomas, Author, Troy Howell, Author, Troy Howell, Illustrator Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) $5.95 (96p) ISBN 978-0-395-54426-6
A boy's introduction to hunting occasions some unsettling questions; in PW 's words, ``This is a book of earthy descriptions and haunting images. Thomas leaves the reader with much to ponder and discover.'' Ages 7-10. (Oct.)
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Jane Resh Thomas, Author, Marcia Sewall, Author, James Cross Giblin, Author Clarion Books $15.95 (48p) ISBN 978-0-89919-645-9
Told from the point of view of a seven-year-old named Suzie, this tenderly rendered story explores the rituals of death and the loss of a loved one. When Grandma passes away, Suzie and her parents take a bittersweet car trip back to the small...
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Jane Resh Thomas, Author, Marcia Sewall, Illustrator Clarion Books $14.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-395-69427-5
Although you wouldn't know it from either the title or the cover illustration, this book--like Richard Langsen's and Nicole Rubel's When Someone in the Family Drinks Too Much (Children's Forecasts, June 17)--tackles the subject of a parent's...
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Jane Resh Thomas, Author, Michael Dooling, Author, Michael Dooling, Illustrator Hyperion Books $15.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-7868-0004-9
Following crop work from farm to farm, Maria's migrant-worker mother tells the family, ``We carry our house on our backs.'' The intense labor, meager wages and squalid living quarters take their toll, and, to make things more bearable, Maria...
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Jane Resh Thomas, Author, Raul Colon, Author, Raul Colon, Illustrator Hyperion Books $14.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-7868-0189-3
In this affectionate sketch of an African American family's Fourth of July potluck picnic, the real cause for celebration is family companionship. Maggie's relations are a jovial mix: first comes Granny with her ""famous chocolate cake""; baked...
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