reviews- Over in the Meadow, All Things Bright and Beautiful
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Surprise in the Meadow


After his winter sleep, Little Chipmunk wakes to discover that a seed he'd stored has turned into a new plant that grows tall and strong in the sun, droops in the heat, is watered by the rain, develops a beautiful flower, and produces more delicious seeds. The life cycle of this sunflower is chronicled in the third person from Little Chipmunk’s perspective in simple words and short paragraphs set on double-page spreads." (

The First Strawberries

“THE FIRST STRAWBERRIES” by Joseph Bruchac, Dial, N.Y.

…”Vojtech’s soft, luminous watercolors conjure up an unspoiled landscape bathed in sunlight-visual reinforcement of the idea that the earth and its wonders are indeed gifts”… (Publishers Weekly)

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“THE STAR HUSBAND” by Jane Mobley, Doubleday, N.Y.

…”The color illustrations touched as they are with dream-like detail are a perfect complement to the text”… (Quill & Quire)

…”Anna Vojtech’s paintings are beautiful with that beauty that draws you into another world and returns you with your sense of wonder renewed”…
(Toronto Star)

…”Vojtech’s splendid paintings in full color depict characters as well as the natural and supernatural episodes impressively”… (Publishers Weekly)

Over in the Meadow
“TEN FLASHING FIREFLIES” by Philemon Sturges,
   North South, N.Y.

…”The illustrations reflect the universal mystery and excitement of playing outdoors on a summer night”…
( School Library Journal, *starred review)

…”A book quietly luminous as its subject” (Kirkus, pointer reviews)

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Over in the Meadow
“BLOW AWAY SOON” by Betsy James, Putnam & Sons, N.Y.

…”The book can be enjoyed as much for its glowing illustrations as for its simple narrative. A story with universal appeal”… (School Library Journal)

The Month Brothers

“MARUSHKA AND THE MONTH BROTHERS”, Anna Vojtech and Philemon Sturges

…”Greed does in the hideous Holena and her mother, and their comeuppance is deeply gratifying. So are Vojtech’s illustrations, shot through with folkloric touches and redolent of the seasons”…(Kirkus)

Tough Beginnings
“TOUGH BEGINNINGS” by Marilyn Singer, Henry Holt, N.Y.

…”Another fine book about nature by Marilyn Singer, this one is greatly enhanced by Czech-born Anna Vojtech’s superb paintings…all illustrations offer much to the eye and the curious mind”…(SDSU Book Review)

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Over in the Meadow
“OVER IN THE MEADOW” , Olive A. Wadsworth,
   North South, N.Y.

…”One of the most beautiful counting books I ever held in my hands…wonderful, colorful, sensitive pictures full of detail and painted with children in mind”...
(BLLV Munich, Germany)

…” from the age of four, children can learn to count on exceptionally beautiful pictures…there are also many beautiful and things to discover…This book with its wonderful illustrations will one of the first joyful experiences in counting”…
(Das neue Jugendbuch, Basel, Switzerland)

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All things Bright and Beautiful
   Cecil Frances Alexander, North South

…”… Vojtech’s glorious edition is a worthy choice…The watercolors are fresh richly drawn with fine details…A wonderful addition that readers will return to again and again”… (School Library Journal)

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