Mary Jane Auch

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MJ Auch
Born Mary Jane Auch
Ontario, New York[1]
Occupation author, illustrator
Nationality American
Alma mater Skidmore College
Genre Children's literature
Spouse Herm Auch
Children 2

Mary Jane Auch is an author and illustrator of children's books, including One Plus One Equals Blue, Ashes of Roses,[2] The Road to Home,[3] Journey to Nowhere[4] and the I was a Third Grade ...[3] series of books for younger readers. The Princess and the Pizza, a collaboration with Herm Auch, was an International Reading Association Children's Choice in 2003[5] and won the 2003 Storytelling World Award.[6] as well as being nominated for the Young Hoosier Picture Book Award and the Show Me Readers Award.[7]

After graduating from Skidmore College, she working designing patterns for textiles and in occupational therapy with children. She married graphic artist Herm Auch in 1967 and started her writing career after raising her family.[8]


  1. ^ "Souperchicken worksheet" (PDF). Round Rock ISD. Retrieved 2009-06-28. 
  2. ^ Rosser, Claire (March 2002). "Auch, Mary Jane. Ashes of Roses - Book Review". Kliatt. BNET. Retrieved 2009-06-28. 
  3. ^ a b "Mary Jane Auch". Random House. Retrieved 2009-06-28. 
  4. ^ "Women's Studies: Fiction Books". University of Texas. Archived from the original on September 21, 2008. Retrieved 2009-06-28. 
  5. ^ "Children's Choices for 2003" (pdf). International Reading Association. p. 8. Retrieved 2009-06-28. 
  6. ^ "2003 Award Winners". Storytelling World. Retrieved 2009-06-28. 
  7. ^ "Beauty And The Beaks: A Turkeys Cautionary Tale: Mary Jane Auch". Indigo Books & Music. Retrieved 2009-06-28. 
  8. ^ "Mary Jane Auch". Good Reads. Retrieved 2009-06-28. 

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