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Jim LaMarche

Jim LaMarche

·4.16·15,499 Ratings
“ Be like the sun for grace and mercy. Be like the night to cover others' faults. Be like running water for generosity. Be like death for rage and anger. Be like the Earth for modesty. Appear as you are. Be as you appear. ” ― Rumi
Authors' Books
  • Old Town in the Green Groves: Laura Ingalls Wilder's Lost Little House Years

    2004·
    ·4.03·4,493 Ratings
    Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote nine Little House books about her childhood growing upon the western frontier. But there were two years she didn't write about, two missing years that take place between On the Banks of Plum Creek and By the Shores of Silver Lak
  • The Elves and the Shoemaker

    2003·
    ·4.26·6,012 Ratings
    Here is the classic tale of elfin magic, loved by generations of children and made new by an artist of international acclaim. Jim LaMarche's stunning paintings, reminiscent of his earlier work in The Rainbabies, are the perfect compliment to this favorite
  • Grandmother's Pigeon

    1999·
    ·4.05·87 Ratings
    Critically acclaimed novelist Louise Erdrich weaves a tale about a quirky grandmother who unexpectedly sails away from her family, leaving behind warm memories and her room's few belongings -- including her collection of birds' nests. One year after Grand
  • The Little Fir Tree

    2005·
    ·4·369 Ratings
    They put golden tinsel on his branchesAnd golden bellsAnd green iciclesAnd silver starsAnd red and green and blue and purple chains of shining Christmas balls.All alone in an empty field grew a little fir tree. It dreamed of being part of a forest-or part
  • A Story for Bear

    2002·
    ·4.44·344 Ratings
    Open your heart and imagination to this magical fantasy about friendship and reading...One sunlit afternoon, ab ear discovers a mysterious fragment of paper that leads him to a cabin and to an unlikely friend. Although he can't understand her words, he re
  • The Raft

    2002·
    ·4.36·671 Ratings
    Inspired by various experiences from his childhood, Jim LaMarche, beloved illustrator of A Story for Bear and The Elves and the Shoemaker, brings this touching story about one boy's unexpected summer as a river rat to life with his bold, picturesque paint
  • Albert

    2005·
    ·4.04·247 Ratings
    The morning begins like any other. Albert reaches out the window to check the weather. But from the moment a twig lands in the palm of his hand, life is never the same.
  • The Rainbabies

    2004·
    ·4.22·973 Ratings
    On a moonlit night. . . In the magic of a moonshower, a childless couple finds a dozen tiny babies in a meadow. Written in classic folktale tradition, illustrated with astonishing paintings, The Rainbabies is woven from magic and moonbeams.
  • The Carpenter's Gift: A Christmas Tale about the Rockefeller Center Tree

    2011·
    ·4.32·515 Ratings
    This new classic Christmas gift book "brings together two great traditions: the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree and the neighbor-helping-neighbor program of Habitat for Humanity." Opening in Depression-era New York City, The Carpenter's Gift tells the s
  • Bear's First Christmas

    2007·
    ·4.07·295 Ratings
    In the dark of winter, deep in the woods, a lone bear is awakened from his winter sleep by a soft and mysterious sound. Under the stars the bear finds his way step by step through the snowy forest, making friends along his route. Then the bear discovers a
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