Nan Austin Ink

Writer, Illustrator
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Nan Austin's picture books bring everyday heroes to life with wit and a little wisdom. 

Books

The Gingerbread Man
The Gingerbread Man

This is one smart cookie. Cut a little crooked, he outfoxes as much as outruns his pursuers.

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The Gingerbread Man - Page 10
The Gingerbread Man - Page 10

A clothespin serves as a crutch for a quick getaway from a grandmother hanging up the wash.

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The Gingerbread Man - Page 17
The Gingerbread Man - Page 17

Every page has a frame with educational extras, adding interest, artistry and something kids can explore with or without a reading buddy.

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The Gingerbread Man
The Gingerbread Man

This is one smart cookie. Cut a little crooked, he outfoxes as much as outruns his pursuers.

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A little boy cut his Gingerbread Man a little crooked, with an extra-long arm and only one foot. But this is one smart & capable cookie who can outfox as well as outrun - he can, he can.
Back in My Day
Back in My Day

Grandpa's tall tale gets better with the telling, but his grandson adds a twist of his own.

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Back in My Day - Page 4
Back in My Day - Page 4

Every page has educational extras in the frame, adding interest, artistry and something kids can explore with or without a reading buddy.

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Back in My Day - Page 8
Back in My Day - Page 8

This tale gets taller and taller, and ends in a good laugh for everyone.

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Back in My Day
Back in My Day

Grandpa's tall tale gets better with the telling, but his grandson adds a twist of his own.

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A grandfather spins a yarn about walking to school when he was young, but his grandson gets the last laugh.
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes – even circles. In this adventure, a lunchbox journey proves perilous and Origami springs into action. Good thing this helpful salami is always a-round. 
Origami Salami cover
Origami Salami cover

Origami Salami grins at the school building.

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Page 5: Origami Salami Goes to School
Page 5: Origami Salami Goes to School

Origami Salami slides out a crack in the snack drawer, folds into an airplane and glides behind the pickles.

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Page 16: Origami Salami Goes to School
Page 16: Origami Salami Goes to School

School building with children eating lunch at tables outside

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Origami Salami cover
Origami Salami cover

Origami Salami grins at the school building.

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