A brief selection of reviews, articles and essays by Sara London.

   Selected Reviews in The New York Times Book Review

  • “Still Eating That Porridge”, November 16, 2003
    Review of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, by Jim Aylesworth, and Goldie and the Three Bears, written and illustrated by Diane Stanley.
  • “Hatched”, November 11, 2007
    Review of First the Egg, written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger.
  • “The Lives of the Poets”, November 9, 2008
    Review of A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams, written by Jen Bryant and illustrated by Melissa Sweet, and My Letter to the World and Other Poems by Emily Dickinson, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault.
  • “Tell Me”, August 23, 2012
    Review of Bear has a Story to Tell, Written by Philip C. Stead and illustrated by Erin E. Stead, Tell Me About Your Day, written by Mem Fox and illustrated by Lauren Stringer, and The Quiet Place, written by Sarah Stewart and illustrated by David Small.
  • Paul Bowen: Beyond the Mythological, 1986 – 1996 (PDF)
    Had Paul Bowen lived in the 19th Century, Henry David Thoreau might have mistaken him for a “wreck-master,” a consummate beachcomber salvaging the shoreline of Provincetown for his livelihood. The Welsh native’s livelihood has, in fact, developed out of a keen and instinctive relationship to place — to Wales and Cape Cod and to the mythologies and histories inherent in their flotsam. Read more

  • “Turning Heads to Africa,” Art New England
    Parading down the streets of millennial America, our young toss green hair, hooped to the gills with gold piercings. Pants and skirts husk the hip and praise the navel. Tattoos are in, underwear is on top. Ours may be a tribe in confusion, but ethnologists of the future will surely find us colorful.
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  • “The Passion of Barry Moser,” Art New England
    Barry Moser’s Hatfield, Massachusetts studio is a bit like Noah’s ark — enormous dogs amble in twos, caged-birds chirp in urgent dialogue. The high-ceilinged rectangular room, encircled above by a decklike balcony of books, is where Barry Moser has dropped anchor for the past four years, re-envisioning the Bible from Genesis to the Apocalypse. The product of his labor, the Pennyroyal Caxton Bible, is a reckoning of both personal and art historical significance. Read more