Featured books by John Rocco

Books illustrated by John Rocco

Big Machines: The Story of Virginia Lee Burton

Big Machines: The Story of Virginia Lee Burton

By: Sherri Duskey Rinker
Illustrated by: John Rocco
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader
Genre: Nonfiction, Biography

Jinnee lives by the seaside and is quite magical. Using her magic, for her sons she created little house in a big city, a very special train, a steam shovel that saves the day, and more. The fictionalized biography of author/illustrator Jinnee, better known as Virginia Lee Burton, is presented to bring her work into focus. This is sure to introduce a new generation to books such as The Little House, Choo Choo, and Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel.

Flint Heart

Flint Heart

By: Katherine Paterson, John Paterson
Illustrated by: John Rocco
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader

An ancient talisman resurfaces to once again create misery until a true heart destroys it forever. The husband and wife team rework this early 20th century fantasy making it accessible to contemporary audiences. Lush illustrations and rich language make this a fine family read aloud.

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