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About the Author

I was born on 34th Street in Manhattan. My parents were from Queens. They married when my dad returned from World War II; he then joined the ranks of the NYPD. A sister and two brothers rounded out my family. When our Stuyvesant Town apartment grew too small, we moved to the relative wilds of Staten Island.

I spent my childhood roaming the woods, playing sports, crossing the street without looking both ways, and drawing. Drawing was the thing I did best. I wasn’t the smartest one in my class or the best athlete in any sport, but when they passed out the paper and crayons, it was my time to shine. My teachers would never hold up my math test as an example, but everything I drew would be shown to the class and given a place of honor on the bulletin board. I started to think I might become an artist.

After high school, I went to Pratt Institute to study art. I cleaned the floors in a nursing home and drove a cab nights and weekends. Soon after graduating, I sold my first illustration to True Confessions magazine. I was on my way—at the beginning of a thirty-year career of illustrating everything you could imagine. I now have twenty-three books in print, and several more in the pipeline.

Along the way, I married Peggy and we had three children: Katie, Alice and Kevin. Two are in college and one is about to start (please buy my books!). We live in Putnam County, New York.

Sixteen years ago I decided I wanted to be a writer as well as an artist. Sixteen published books later, I’m still at it.
I was born on 34th Street in Manhattan. My parents were from Queens. They married when my dad returned from World War II; he then joined the ranks of the NYPD. A sister and two brothers rounded out my family. When our Stuyvesant Town apartment grew too small, we moved to the relative wilds of Staten Island.

I spent my childhood roaming the woods, playing sports, crossing the street without looking both ways, and drawing. Drawing was the thing I did best. I wasn’t the smartest one in my class or the best athlete in any sport, but when they passed out the paper and crayons, it was my time to shine. My teachers would never hold up my math test as an example, but everything I drew would be shown to the class and given a place of honor on the bulletin board. I started to think I might become an artist.

After high school, I went to Pratt Institute to study art. I cleaned the floors in a nursing home and drove a cab nights and weekends. Soon after graduating, I sold my first illustration to True Confessions magazine. I was on my way—at the beginning of a thirty-year career of illustrating everything you could imagine. I now have twenty-three books in print, and several more in the pipeline.

Along the way, I married Peggy and we had three children: Katie, Alice and Kevin. Two are in college and one is about to start (please buy my books!). We live in Putnam County, New York.

Sixteen years ago I decided I wanted to be a writer as well as an artist. Sixteen published books later, I’m still at it.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Series: Miss Smith
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers (April 28, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0525423427
  • ISBN-13: 978-0525423423
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 0.4 x 10.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #520,945 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Award winning author and illustrator Michael Garland has been out on the New York Times Best Seller list four times.

Some recent Michael Garland books from are; Oh, What A Christmas! Scholastic, Miss Smith Under the Ocean, Dutton Publishers, and Grandpa's Tractor, Boyds Mills

Michael Garland's greatest success has been for writing and illustrating children's picture books. Garland's Miss Smith's Incredible Storybook recently won the California and Delaware State Reading Awards. He is currently working on his thirtieth book as author and illustrator.

Michael Garland has illustrated for celebrity authors like James Patterson and Gloria Estefan. His illustrations for Patterson's SantaKid were the inspiration for Sak's Fifth's Avenue's Christmas holiday window display in New York City. Garland's Christmas Magic has become a season classic and is currently being developed for a for a TV special.

His work has won many honors and is frequently included in the Society of Illustrators and the Original Art of Children's book show as well annuals from Print, Graphis and Communications Arts magazines. Recently, Michael Garland was included on the list of the top one hundred Irish Americans by Irish American Magazine.
Michael Garland is frequently asked to speak at schools, literary conferences and festivals across the country.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Truth Be Told on August 21, 2011
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I found this book while at the library and let me tell you I am impressed, not only by my son's interest in reading it, but with the quality of the art and educational storyline. I am buying this book to add to our library! The detailed illustrations captivated my son! I found the incorporation of the classics (MOBY DICK, TREASURE ISLAND, ROBINSON CRUESO & more!)refreshing. This book can be used as a starting point to introduce real books/classics to your child in the future. This is the first time I have read a book by Michael Garland to my son and it definitely will not be the last.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Miss Davis' Class on March 22, 2012
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We love this book! We love the colorful pictures! We love the writing because it's cool. We enjoyed visiting the National Aquarium and seeing the submarine and the pirate ship with Miss Smith! It has lots of details about the ocean. We liked the writing because the capital letters have a special design. It shows a lot of things that live in the sea, like the giant squid. We like seeing the characters from different books and learning a little bit about the sea. We want to read it again!

We have read lots of books by Michael Garland and we LOVE THEM!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Psyche on September 29, 2012
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Miss Smith, that awesome red-headed, red-shoed teacher, reads again, and this time characters from "sea stories" come to life. Starting with "The Owl and the Pussycat", so that Miss Smith and the students have a boat, of course, Miss Smith wastes no time in conjuring the whale that eluded Ahab. The marvelous Miss Smith reads through so many adventures and the class meets so many characters, but it is the visit from Captain Nemo that makes me jealous. What I would give to bring the Nautilus to life! Clearly, Michael Garland loves books. He makes me want to go back and re-read every one of those classic tales.

As wonderful as this story is, it is the completely brilliant, slightly manic illustrations that breathe life into this book. My son, at not yet four, is too young to understand the literary allusions, but he can understand what is happening on each page because the illustrations are so absolutely perfect.
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By soso1 on December 27, 2014
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What a fun adventure! First time, I checked the book out at the library, and my then 2 year old like it so much, I had to buy it. It's a fun book to read aloud. Now at 3 years old, the little one continues to enjoy the varied cast of characters, and I get to tell her a little bit about the original stories thanks to the sources page at the end of the book. Enjoy!
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This was one of several books that I bought for my grandchildren. Unfortunately, most local bookstores no longer have the large selection that Amazon has. The kids loved the book, and read it several times.
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By Zinderella on December 1, 2013
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Nothing beats the illustrations in the Miss Smith series. I have purchased several for my 5-year old granddaughter and she really enjoys them. The books are just long enough.
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