Books by Gerald Hausman

HORSES OF MYTH by Gerald Hausman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Uneven, but passable. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Husband-and-wife storytellers team up to present five short stories of mythical horses from storytelling traditions around the world: An Arabian horse tale from the 14th century; the story of Snail, a mustang race horse from the American west; Humpy, a magical Mongolian pony; Timor, Paul Gauguin's ghost horse; and Kourkig, an Armenian Karabair. Read full book review >
CASTAWAYS by Gerald Hausman
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"Readers hoping for the chills of Duppy Talk (1999) or the high adventure of Hausman's 'Tom Cringle' stories will be disappointed, but those with a taste for introspective writing may be willing to give this a try. (source notes) (Short stories. 12+)"
Action takes a back seat to psychodrama in these six original sea tales. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"Even the most ardent equestrian will have a hard time slogging through this trite collection. (24 b&w illustrations)"
From the authors of several animal anthologies (Cats of Myth, 2000, etc.), a feeble ode to equines. Read full book review >
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"This will appeal to fans of true adventure tales. (epilogue) (Fiction. 12+)"
The most famous survivor of her time, Mary Bryant holds the record for the longest open-boat voyage by a woman. Read full book review >
TOM CRINGLE by Gerald Hausman
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

Inspired by two early-19th-century tales, Hausman delivers more nonstop nautical adventure in the wake of Tom Cringle: Battle on the High Seas (2000). Read full book review >
THE JACOB LADDER by Gerald Hausman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Pulsating with exotic color, the story Hausman and Hinds have created is vibrant and heart-warming. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A fictionalized version of Hinds's childhood, he and Hausman have written a prose poem of a book that tells the story of a poor Jamaican boy who has to grow up real fast when his father suddenly abandons the family. Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Except for the all-devouring Whittle Cat, the felines here are beneficent, if self-interested, so readers who feel that cats have gotten a bad rap in folklore will purr over this engaging gathering. (Folktales. 7-10)"
As a companion to Dogs of Myth (1999), illustrated by Barry Moser, the Hausmans offer nine (naturally) tales of puissant pussies, each depicted in luminous watercolors by a premier illustrator of cats. Read full book review >
TOM CRINGLE by Gerald Hausman
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Like Geraldine McCaughrean's Pirate's Son (1998), this grand mix of pulse-pounding action, vivid language, exotic locales, and colorful characters fits firmly in the tradition of Treasure Island. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A 13-year-old British midshipman logs seven months of rip-roaring nautical adventure, experiencing hurricane, shipwreck, fever, earthquake, kidnapping, sea fights, and plenty more. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Singular compositions focus on each dog as individual, without ornament or fanfare, as if in sculptural relief, carved against the surrounding vast plane of the page. (notes, sources) (Folklore. 8-14)"
Man's best friend is at the heart of 13 curious tales culled from worldwide traditions, crossing oceans and time. Read full book review >
DOCTOR BIRD by Gerald Hausman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 18, 1998

"Wolff's illustrations are flashy and funny, hinting at the Jamaican setting without fully invoking it. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Doctor Bird, hummingbird trickster and national bird of Jamaica, stars in a trio of parables adapted by Hausman. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Good stuff entertainingly told, and a gold mine for dog fanciers. (35 photos, 35 illustrations)"
To this season of the dog book, add this sprightly celebration of canine anecdotes. Read full book review >
NIGHT FLIGHT by Gerald Hausman
FICTION
Released: April 16, 1996

"The age of the protagonist and the length of the book mark it for middle- schoolers, but the brutality of much of the subject matter and the many ambiguities, intentional or not, demand an older readership. (Fiction. 14+)"
A deeply disturbing novel, based on an incident from the author's childhood. Read full book review >
EAGLE BOY by Gerald Hausman
adapted by Gerald Hausman, illustrated by Barry Moser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 29, 1996

"Most of the pages, filled with big cloudy expanses, serve as background for the text. (Picture book/folklore. 5-9)"
A wonderful and unique Navajo legend from the trio behind Turtle Island ABC (1994, not reviewed) about the first boy to learn the ways of the eagles. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A wondrous collection woven of comedy, gritty drama, and pungent imagination, stitched together with lyrical language that yields passages to be reread and shared. (Fiction. 9-12)"
The magic of a summer in a small town, circa 1957. Read full book review >
WILDERNESS by Gerald Hausman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Manly, masterly feats described in a breathless manner certain to appeal to hunters, trappers, and would-be adventurers in the wild—but mindlessly tedious for everyone else."
Native American expert Hausman and science-fiction maestro Zelazny team up to deliver a heart-pounding pair of interlocking yarns—fictionalized tributes to the fortitude, skill, and luck of two early mountain men, John Colter and Hugh Glass. Read full book review >