Robert San Souci

Books by This Author

A Weave of Words

Illustrated by: Raúl Colón
Age Level: 9-12

When Prince Vachagan decides to marry Anait, a weaver's daughter, she insists that he learn to read and write and that he learn a skilled trade. Her demands serve the prince well when he is caught by a three-headed monster and he can use his skills to send a secret message to his bride — who then rides into battle to rescue her husband. This adaptation of an Armenian folk tale, brought to life by Raúl Colón's luminous illustrations, offers a refreshing alternative to traditional fairy tales in its portrayal of strong, smart princess who saves the day!

Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow

Illustrated by: E.B Lewis
Age Level: 6-9
Realistic illustrations and a straightforward retelling of one episode of the legendary Robin Hood's triumph in an archery contest provides a satisfying, accessible introduction to the heroic outlaw and his band of Merry Men.

The Faithful Friend

Illustrated by: Brian Pinkney
Age Level: 6-9
Based on the lore of Martinique, two boys who have been raised as brothers risk taking on a reputed wizard when one falls in love with his daughter. Dark hued scratchboard illustrations extend the mysterious and emotional tone of the text in this Caldecott Honor book.

The Talking Eggs

The Talking Eggs
Illustrated by: Jerry Pinkney
Age Level: 3-6
Language and image together evoke the southern setting for this retelling of a Creole folktale in which a much maligned daughter is rewarded for her kindness to an old witch woman. Her sister, however, suffers a very different fate when she shows her real personality.