Books by Matt Faulkner

GAIJIN by Matt Faulkner
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"An accessible account about a dark—and still too-little-known—moment in American history. (author's note, resources) (Graphic historical fiction. 9-12)"
After the United States enters World War II, a half-Japanese teen and his white mother find themselves interned at the Alameda Downs Assembly Center. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 3, 2008

A jam-packed, busy presentation overwhelms this otherwise fresh exploration of women's contributions to the War of Independence. Read full book review >

A TASTE OF COLORED WATER by Matt Faulkner
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

Hearing tell of a fountain in the big city billed "colored," two country children decide that they have to see such a marvel in this 1960s-era tale. Read full book review >

STAND TALL, ABE LINCOLN by Judith St. George
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

The latest in St. Read full book review >

THE PIRATE MEETS THE QUEEN by Matt Faulkner
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2005

Embroidering his first-person historical tale a bit ("It's the way of storytelling," says he in a closing note), Faulkner recounts the exploits of fierce Irish pirate Granuaile (more often known as Grace, or Grania) O'Malley, from birth, through early buccaneering, to a climactic, intrepid face-off with fiery Queen Elizabeth—here dubbed "Red Liz"—after her piratical son's capture. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

The impish Faulkner (The Monster Who Ate My Peas, 2001, etc.) illustrates this rousing account of Sarah Hale's campaign to make Thanksgiving a national holiday with crowds of caricatured celebrants in buckskins, football equipment, and every style of dress in between. Read full book review >

THE MONSTER WHO ATE MY PEAS by Danny Schnitzlein
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

Arcimboldo meets Mad Magazine as a monster that looks like a cross between an octopus and a compost pile bargains with a young narrator willing to sacrifice his prized soccer ball, and even his new bike, rather than eat peas. Read full book review >

SCATTERBRAIN SAM by Ellen Jackson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: July 1, 2001

Faulkner's (Black Belt, not reviewed, etc.) art waxes more riotously exuberant than ever in Jackson's heavily modified Welsh folktale. Read full book review >