Books by Michael Austin

MARTINA THE BEAUTIFUL COCKROACH by Carmen Agra Deedy
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Fun to compare with other versions, this telling has magic all its own. (Folklore. 6-10)"
Available in both English and Spanish (ISBN: 978-1-56145-425-9) editions, this new version of a story told in Cuba, Puerto Rico and other Latin-American countries is lively and funny, without the sad ending found in some tellings. Read full book review >
RAILROAD JOHN AND THE RED ROCK RUN by Tony Crunk
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"It's mighty tall-tale telling, just waitin' for a teller and a passel of kids. (Picture book/tall tale. 5-8)"
Granny Apple Fritter and Lonesome Bob are countin' on Railroad John to bring in the Sagebrush Flyer on time to Red Rock because Lonesome Bob is going to marry Wildcat Annie at exactly 2:00. Read full book review >
LATE FOR SCHOOL by Mike Reiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Children tardy and timely alike will laugh at this droll recitation. (Picture book. 7-9)"
In the fine tradition of John Burningham's John Patrick Norman McHennessy, The Boy Who Was Always Late (1988), a New York lad overcomes—or so he claims—all sorts of unusual obstacles to get to school, from a flood in Times Square to a Hyundai-eating robot from Mars. Read full book review >