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Valerie Martin

Biography

Valerie Martin

Valerie Martin is an American novelist and short story writer. Her novel PROPERTY won the prestigious Orange Prize. In 2012, The Observer named Property as one of "The 10 best historical novels".

Valerie Martin

Books by Valerie Martin

Written by Lisa Martin and Valerie Martin. Illustrated by Kelly Murphy. - Animals , Children's 8-12, Historical Fiction

Tuckered out from a journey across the Wild West, cat brothers Anton and Cecil are ready to head east for home --- until a minor stop to change trains in Chicago turns into a major escapade. The brothers are recruited by a police bloodhound to help solve a case: puppies are disappearing right off their leashes!

Written by Lisa Martin and Valerie Martin, illustrated by Kelly Murphy. - Children's 8-12

Terrible news has reached cat brothers Anton and Cecil: their rodent friend Hieronymus has been captured. Anton and Cecil must try to rescue the mouse who once saved Anton’s life. Boarding one of the monstrous machines the mice call “landships,” the brothers travel to the Wild West. In the face of many dangers, can Anton and Cecil find the courage and wit to save Hieronymus?

by Lisa Martin and Valerie Martin - Children's 8-12

Anton and Cecil are as different as port and starboard. One day when Anton goes to the harbor, he’s taken as a ratter on a ship bound for the high seas. Cecil boards another ship in hopes of finding Anton. What begins as a rescue mission turns into a pair of high-seas adventures. On an ocean as vast as the one Anton and Cecil have discovered, will they ever see home --- or each other --- again?