Auch, Herm

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Auch, Herm


Personal


Married Mary Jane Springer (a graphic artist and cartoonist), 1967; children: Ian, Kat (daughter). Education: Rochester Institute of Technology, B.F.A.

Addresses


Home—Rochester, NY. Agent—c/o Holiday House, 425 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10017. E-mail—[email protected]

Career


Graphic artist, illustrator, and cartoonist. Gannett Rochester Newspapers, editorial cartoonist and graphic artist; children's book illustrator, 2000—.

Awards, Honors


Bill Martin, Jr., Picture Book Award, Kansas Reading Association, 2005, for Souperchicken.

Writings


SELF-ILLUSTRATED PICTURE BOOKS


(With wife, Mary Jane Auch) Poultrygeist, Holiday House (New York, NY), 2002.

(With Mary Jane Auch) The Princess and the Pizza, Holiday House (New York, NY), 2003.

(With Mary Jane Auch) Souperchicken, Holiday House (New York, NY), 2003.

(With Mary Jane Auch) Chickerella, Holiday House (New York, NY), 2005.

(With Mary Jane Auch) Beauty and the Beaks, Holiday House (New York, NY), 2007.

ILLUSTRATOR


Mary Jane Auch, I Was a Third-Grade Science Project, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1998.

Mary Jane Auch, I Was a Third-Grade Spy, Holiday House (New York, NY), 2001.

Mary Jane Auch, I Was a Third-Grade Bodyguard, Holiday House (New York, NY), 2003.

Sidelights


For information about Herm Auch, see Sidelights entry on Mary Jane Auch.

Biographical and Critical Sources


PERIODICALS


Booklist, May 1, 2001, Gillian Engberg, review of I Was a Third-Grade Spy, p. 1678; March 15, 2003, Lauren Petersen, review of Souperchicken, p. 1329; September 1, 2003, GraceAnne A. DeCandido, review of Poultrygeist, p. 133.

Kirkus Reviews, April 1, 2003, review of Souperchicken, p. 530; September 1, 2003, review of Poultrygeist, p. 1119; April 1, 2005, review of Chickerella, p. 412.

Publishers Weekly, March 23, 1998, review of I Was a Third-Grade Science Project, p. 100; January 28, 2002, review of The Princess and the Pizza, pp. 289-290; March 15, 2003, review of Souperchicken, p. 71; August 4, 2003, review of Poultrygeist, p. 78.

School Library Journal, May, 1998, Lucy Rafael, review of I Was a Third-Grade Science Project, p. 106; July, 2001, Piper L. Nyman, review of I Was a Third-Grade Spy, p. 72; May, 2003, Eve Ortega, review of Souperchicken, p. 108; September, 2003, Marge Loch-Wouters, review of Poultrygeist, p. 168; December, 2003, Lee Bock, review of I Was a Third-Grade Bodyguard, pp. 102-103; May, 2005, Julie Roach, review of Chickerella, p. 76.

ONLINE


Poultry in Motion: The Books of Mary Jane and Herm Auch,http://www.mjauch.com (September 1, 2006).

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