Books by Phyllis:
The Lost Forest
Illustrated by Betsy Bowen
University of Minnesota Press, 2019
“Finely wrought plainspoken poetry (“If you have ever walked through the woods/ you know that the land doesn’t care/ about straight lines”) covers a lot of ground, supplemented by end notes explaining the ecology of old-growth forests and the history of surveyors. Bowen’s moody, saturated illustrations of layered landscapes and historical journals add heft to the text’s implicit message that the natural world is something more than a measurable commodity.”
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“An engaging consideration of happy accidents and lucky environmental mistakes.”
“The writing is engaging, telling a true story and inviting us to use all of our senses to explore the story. Betsy Bowen’s illustrations cause us to linger, examining each page carefully.”
Upcoming Book Launch Events
Saturday, April 13, 3 p.m.
Red Balloon Book Store, St. Paul
Thursday, April 25, 5-6 p.m.
Majors and Quinn Educator Night, Mpls.
Saturday, April 27, 5 p.m.
Drury Lane Books, Grand Marais with Artist Betsy Bowen
Saturday, May 4, 1 p.m.
Zenith Bookstore, Duluth with Artist Betsy Bowen
Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m.
Scout and Morgan Books, Cambridge with Artist Betsy Bowen
More Books by Phyllis :
Illustrated by G. Brian Karas
Candlewick Press 2017
“This must-have picture book will be especially beneficial for school units on plants and seeds and for library storytimes with a spring or gardening theme.”
—SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL (starred review)
“The joyful text makes growing flowers and vegetables seem easy, showing plants spilling out of alternative containers as well as more traditional raised beds and the concluding, large garden plot.”
Looking for Moose
Illustrated by Randy Cecil
Candlewick Press 2006
What’s That Noise?
With Michelle Edwards
Illustrated by Paul Meisel
Candlewick Press 2002
Illustrated by Jill Barton
Candlewick Press 2001
Aunt Nancy and Cousin Lazybones
Illustrated by David Parkins
Candlewick Press 1998