Kris Waldherr’s many books for adults and children include Doomed Queens, The Lover’s Path, and The Book of GoddessesThe New Yorker praised Doomed Queens as “utterly satisfying” and “deliciously perverse.” The Book of Goddesses was a One Spirit/Book-of-the-Month Club’s Top Ten Most Popular Book. Her picture book retelling of the Persephone myth, Persephone and the Pomegranate, was noted by the New York Times Book Review for its “quality of myth and magic.” Upcoming books include Bad Princess from Scholastic Books.

What follows is a selection of favorite illustrated books for adults and children.

Doomed Queens

Marie Antoinette, Anne Boleyn, Cleopatra. Throughout history, royal women have had a distressing way of meeting bad ends…. Read more or purchase.

The Book of Goddesses

One Spirit/Book of the Month Club top ten bestselling book. By the creator of the best-selling The Goddess Tarot. With over 130 illustrations…. Read more or purchase.


The Lover’s Path

Now available as an enhanced e-book, this illustrated novella is a tale of eternal love for romantics everywhere.... Read more or purchase.

Sacred Animals

A work of both art and scholarship, this visually stunning gift book is for animal lovers of all ages…. Read more or purchase.

Persephone and the Pomegranate

A picture book retelling of one of the most important mother-daughter myths…. Read more or purchase.


Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair…. She was taken from her parents at birth, the penalty that her father was forced to pay for stealing from a forbidden garden.Read more or purchase.