Books by Jim LaMarche and Complete Book Reviews

Louise Erdrich, Author, Jim LaMarche, Author, Jim LaMarche, Illustrator Hyperion Books $15.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-7868-0165-7
As in her fiction for adults (Love Medicine), Erdrich makes every word count in her bewitching debut children's story. Similarly, there is not a wasted stroke in LaMarche's (The Rainbabies; Carousel) evocative acrylic and colored-pencil art, which...
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Jim LaMarche, Author . Chronicle $17.99 (48p) ISBN 978-0-8118-6401-5
LaMarche's (Up ) gentle artwork distinguishes this collection, gracefully rendering the special bond between dogs and children. In the first story, Anna's retriever Molly leads the way home after the girl runs off in anger and gets lost;...
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Jim LaMarche, Author . Chronicle $16.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-8118-4445-1
LaMarche (The Rainbabies ) gives his hero just one, strictly limited magical power. Daniel discovers that he can raise things off the ground by looking at them, but "never back and forth. Just up. And that, not much." The youngest son of a...
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Jim LaMarche, Author, Jim LaMarche, Illustrator . HarperTrophy $6.95 (40p) ISBN 978-0-06-443856-8
Nicky's summer vacation in the Wisconsin woods fills up with quiet adventures when he discovers a raft covered with drawings of wild animals. PW's starred review praised the "exquisitely rendered" pastel drawings that "bathe...
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Jim LaMarche. S&S/Wiseman, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-1-4814-4735-5
Stories about nature often feature disappearing wildlife and dwindling habitats, but LaMarche (Winter Is Coming) shows how nature can rebound. Matt realizes that the little spring bubbling up through a trash pile near his house might once have been...
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Jim LaMarche, Author, Jim LaMarche, Illustrator HarperCollins $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-688-13977-3
LaMarche (The Rainbabies) filters an evocative tale of a summertime idyll in the Wisconsin woods through a series of exquisitely rendered pastel drawings. Equally adept at portraiture, landscapes and closely observed nature studies, he uses light...
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Charles E. Echarles Edw Carryl, Author, Jim LaMarche, Author, Jim LaMarche, Illustrator HarperCollins $16 (24p) ISBN 978-0-688-12517-2
Like the wacky crew of the ship in Carryl's classic nonsense poem, readers will ``cheerily put to sea'' in this captivating picture book. With his brush dipped in the same luminous colors that lit up The Rainbabies , LaMarche puts a fresh face on...
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Jim LaMarche, Illustrator, Jim LaMarche, Author . Chronicle $16.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-8118-3477-3
This retelling in unvarnished prose stays true to the Grimm tale; the book's strength comes from LaMarche's (The Rainbabies ) colored-pencil illustrations, which exude the sense of wonder that the elves inspire in the shoemaker and his wife.
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