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Catherine Austen

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I grew up in Kingston, Ontario. I studied political science at Queen's University and environmental studies at York before moving to the Ottawa area to work in the conservation movement. I now write freelance (reports as well as books) from my home in Quebec, where I live with my husband and two sons. I love wildlife, music, museums, and books and I'm grateful that my life is full of all of these.

I read all types of books but usually forget to review them. I'll only post about books I like here (hence the high average rating).


bookfest2It was a pleasure to be part of the 29th annual Vancouver Island Children’s Book Festival this year. Imet hundreds of young readers at schools and libraries in the Nanaimo areaduring a week-long author tour that culminated inBookFest on May 2nd: a day-long celebration of children’s literature in which I joined with ten other authors and illustrators, along with drummers, puppeteers, face painte...

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Average rating: 3.70 · 1,132 ratings · 231 reviews · 8 distinct works · Similar authors
All Good Children
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 967 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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Walking Backward
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 112 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
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28 Tricks for a Fearless Gr...
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26 Tips for Surviving Grade 6
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Wayward by Ali Riley
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Awesome poems about life on the wrong side of the tracks, many lost girls, missing girls, dead girls. There's danger in all her poems and she captures the feeling of being young, the freedom of it, before you understand what's been done to you. From ...more
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What a lovely book - evocative, sensory, vibrant - I loved it. (I only read the crow parts but they were wonderful.) Beautifully written.
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Wonderbook by Jeff VanderMeer
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I can't say I read it but I loved skimming through it and dipping in here and there. (It's due back at the library; it has a kazillion holds.) I love the "Stages of Writer Development" spread at the end. If you haven't read many how-to-write books, a ...more
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“Living with hope is like rubbing up against a cheese grater. It keeps taking slices off you until there's so little left you just crumble.”
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“...it saddens me that she has to grow up and make friends with humans. I hear the future coming for her. Stomp, stomp, stomp.”
Catherine Austen, All Good Children

“I can do it, Max. I still have my thoughts. I just can't say them out loud. I still have my friends. I just can't show them. I still have all the things that used to matter. They're inside of me. They can't take that away.”
Catherine Austen, All Good Children

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