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in Baltimore, Maryland
1945, Gerald Hausman grew
in New Jersey and Massachusetts. He graduated
college in New Mexico and
continued to live there for two
During that time, he
a summer residence on the
island of Jamaica where he and
wife, Loretta, founded a
for creative writing. Mr.
lived in Bokeelia,
from 1994 until 20016, He now resides in New Mexico.
addition to his many books about Native America, Gerald Hausman
has written extensively about animalmythology. His work as a folklorist
has earned him many national
and international honors.
Hausman is a frequent storyteller at university writers' programs
and at young authors' conferences. He's also performed at the
Young Authors Conference in Kaiserslautern, Germany as a guest
of the Department of Defense Dependent Schools. His lively presentations,
complete with a myriad of sound effects, have earned him praise
from storytellers, speakers, writers, and listeners. Here are
some remarks that some listeners have said about Mr. Hausman's
Hausman displays a deeper understanding of the natural world than
most writers of our generation."
-Joseph Bruchac, Native American Storyteller
awakens, not only the poet's skill and sensitivity, but also our
own nature, power and inherent divinity..."
-Dr. Michael W. Fox, Vice President
The Humane Society of the United
students are indeed fortunate to have someone in their midst who
can communicate enthusiasm for learning - the greatest lesson
a school could ever teach."
-Fred Rogers/Mr. Rogers'
Hausman's books have also been warmly received and have been on
such prestigious lists as the Bank Street College of Education
Best Books, the Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People,
the CBC's National Council for Social Studies Best Books, the
New York Public Library's Books for the Teen Age, School Library
Journal's Sleepers list, the American Bookseller's Pick
of the List. Another title, Time Swimmer, has been described
as *an interesting look at Caribbean culture with a nice message
about the power of words and storytelling* by The Bookbag.
The Image Taker was the 2010 MIPA Award Winner for Best
Book of the Year in the Culture category as well as a finalist
for USA Books News' 2010 Best Book of the Year in the Multicultural
Nonfiction category. Furthermore, Three Little Birds
is now being considered for animation and a video game. An app
e-book he produced for Apple which will be released soon on iPhone.
American Storybag, a digital first Amazon Kindle that was listed
in the top ten Kindle choices in the Children's Books, and Animals
and Caribbean categories on October 26, 2010, can be read on any
Kindle, Windows PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android device and more.
A collection of stories about American life, one of which was
posted on Google News, the book features brief *sudden stories*
as well as longer stories about ghosts, demons, fearsome predators,
wise old men, and the voices of fading American folk heroes. Read
more about The American Storybag and learn more about Gerald
Hausman in this Stay Thirsty Media interview and