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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).


Dore's mice in council.

Dore’s mice in council.


You may know the old story, “Belling the Cat:”


One day the house mice grew sick and tired of losing their loved ones to the house cat, so they held a council to discuss the problem. Some said this and some said that, and eventuallya young mouse rose to its hind feet and shouted:


“The solution is simple! The real problem isn’t that the cat is faster than us; it’s that she...

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Average rating: 3.70 · 1,018 ratings · 213 reviews · 8 distinct works · Similar authors
All Good Children
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 870 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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Walking Backward
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 103 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
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My Cat Isis
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3.32 of 5 stars 3.32 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 2011
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28 Tricks for a Fearless Gr...
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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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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Corvus: A Life with Birds
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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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The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten
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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
Picturescape by Elisa Gutierrez
Picturescape
by Elisa Gutierrez
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Another cool picture book that introduces kids to art history, this time via a child who enters some famous Canadian paintings during an art gallery visit. Loved the art, the use of colour and black and white, the framed panels, and arresting perspec ...more
Celebrity Cat by Meredith Hooper
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Funny picture book about cats who insert themselves into famous paintings. Dreamy artwork, funny story (heavy text), and a very cool way to introduce kids to art history.
Dear Fish by Chris Gall
Dear Fish
by Chris Gall
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Vibrant picture book about a boy who invites marine life home. Interesting illustrations, lots of action and colour, and a cute story.
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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.”
Catherine Austen

“...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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