Books by Catherine Cowan

MY FRIEND THE PIANO by Catherine Cowan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The piano serenades the girl with symphonies carried to the shore on breezes from distant climes while she composes 'for pots and pans,' a musical undertaking that serves those wretched parents right. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A girl discovers the piano and starts composing in this entry from Cowan (My Life With the Wave), a very loose adaptation of a story by An°bal Menterio Machado. Read full book review >
MY LIFE WITH THE WAVE by Octavio Paz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Beyond the subtext, the story is full of drama; its fresh subject and boisterous improbabilities beckon. (Picture book. 5-7)"
An outlandish and original tale by Paz (for adults, In Light of India, 1997, etc.) is cut and pressed into the picture-book format, for which Buehner provides wild images and, with Cowan, a humorous ending. Read full book review >
NIKOLAI GOGOL'S THE NOSE by Catherine Cowan
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Any book that inspires children to read Gogol (as this one does), and that doesn't butcher the original in the process (as this one doesn't), is well worth the asking price. (Picture book. 5+)"
Tucking into his morning loaf, Ivan the barber discovers the nose of the Deputy Inspector of Reindeer. Read full book review >