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  • Night Flightby Robert Burleigh; Wendell Minor

    Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books 2011; US$ 10.99

    Amelia Earhart is a legend in the field of aviation, and no accomplishment of hers is more acclaimed than her unparalleled 1932 solo flight across the Atlantic. As only the second person—and the first woman—to achieve such a feat, Amelia Earhart earned a place in the history books, and award-winning author Robert Burleigh has captured every nuance... more...

  • If You Spent a Day with Thoreau at Walden Pondby Robert Burleigh; Wendell Minor

    Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) 2012; US$ 12.59

    In 1845 in Concord, Massachusetts, Henry David Thoreau began a radical experiment: he built a cabin in the woods and lived there, alone, examining the world around him. He spent his days walking the shores of Walden Pond, growing beans, observing plants and animals, and recording his reflections in his notebook. These reflections eventually became... more...

  • Willaby Amy Ehrlich; Wendell Minor

    Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books 2016; US$ 10.99

    “Captivating…” – Booklist From award-winning author Amy Ehrlich comes an illustrated biography of Willa Cather, one of America’s greatest and most beloved writers. Willa Cather’s life was a true American success story. A pioneer and determined spirit, Willa didn’t let anything stand in her way. She refused to be discouraged by the fact that in... more...

  • Into the Woodsby Wendell Minor; Robert Burleigh

    Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2014; US$ 14.99

    As a young man, John James Audubon, the renowned American woodsman and artist, had to make a choice between following his father's dreams for him and discovering his own special destiny. In this beautifully conceived book, Robert Burleigh imagines a conversation in which Audubon tells his father why he has chosen to forgo the ordinary life of a shop-keeper... more...

  • The Last Trainby Gordon Titcomb; Wendell Minor

    Roaring Brook Press 2010; US$ 13.29

    A picture book about an old train station from a bygone era. The golden age of the railroad may have passed, but its legacy still fascinates us. Based on a song by the acclaimed musician Gordon Titcomb, The Last Train is a beautiful celebration of that bygone era. Titcomb's lyrics are matched by Wendell Minor's handsome, richly-detailed paintings.... more...

  • Edward Hopper Paints His Worldby Robert Burleigh; Wendell Minor

    Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) 2014; US$ 12.59

    As a boy, Edward Hopper knew exactly what he wanted to be when he grew up: on the cover of his pencil box, he wrote the words EDWARD HOPPER, WOULD-BE ARTIST. He traveled to New York and to Paris to hone his craft. And even though no one wanted to buy his paintings for a long time, he never stopped believing in his dream to be an artist. He was fascinated... more...

  • Sequoiaby Tony Johnston; Wendell Minor

    Roaring Brook Press 2014; US$ 13.29

    Standing tall above the tree line, Sequoia stretches his ancient arms and gathers clouds to him. He watches as days, seasons, years pass by. His branches are home to owls and choirs of frogs. Beneath his broad canopy, a world grows. This is his story. Through controlled verse and luscious illustration, Tony Johnston and Wendell Minor do justice to... more...

  • Jack London and the Klondike Gold Rushby Peter Lourie; Wendell Minor

    Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) 2017; US$ 13.29

    Here is a compelling middle grade nonfiction tale of how one classic writer drew upon a rugged life of adventure to create works of literature, punctuated by stunning black-and-white art by Wendell Minor and illustrative photographic material. Swept up in the Gold Rush of 1897, young Jack London headed north to strike it rich in the Klondike and... more...

  • Forty Acres and Maybe a Muleby Harriette Gillem Robinet; Wendell Minor

    Aladdin 2011; US$ 7.99

    Winner of the 1999 Scott O'Dell Award A Notable Children's Book in the Field of Social Studies Maybe nobody gave freedom, and nobody could take it away like they could take away a family farm. Maybe freedom was something you claimed for yourself. Like other ex-slaves, Pascal and his older brother Gideon have been promised forty acres and... more...

  • Ghost Shipby Mary Higgins Clark; Wendell Minor

    Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books 2010; US$ 10.99

    "I am so pleased to have written my first children's book and to have my dear friend Wendell Minor illustrate it. I thought it would be a daunting project, but with six grandchildren and eleven stepgrandchildren, I've been telling stories to children for a long time." -- Mary Higgins Clark Thomas loved his summer visits to his grandmother's... more...