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Lisa Martin


Lisa Martin

Lisa Martin grew up in New Orleans and earned graduate degrees in business, met her husband Roger in Texas, and taught accounting to college sophomores until their sons came along.  She became very active in their school community and read lots of books with them, studying and eventually trying her hand at children’s poetry and prose.  Her boys were 10 and 8 when my aunt, Valerie Martin (by then a celebrated author of adult fiction) suggested we collaborate on a children’s book, which was a very happy stroke of luck for me.  ANTON AND CECIL: CATS AT SEA is her first published novel.

Lisa Martin

Books by Lisa 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?