Gerald Hausman

Gerald Hausman is a professional storyteller who has spent more than thirty years gathering stories in the United States and West Indies. He based Tom Cringle: Battle on the High Seas on Tom Cringle's Log by Michael Scott, a novel originally published in 1833, and on authentic logbooks of the time. Mr. Hausman is the acclaimed author of many books for children and adults, including Doctor Moledinky's Castle, which School Library Journal named to its list of "Sleepers: 100 Books Too Good to Miss." He co-authored two books with his wife, Loretta -- Dogs of Myth, illustrated by Barry Moser, and Cats of Myth, illustrated by Leslie Baker. He lives in Bokeelia, Florida.

Books by this Author

I, Tom Cringle, two days before my
thirteenth birthday, have made the
decision of my life: to go to sea.
Just two and a half weeks after Tom makes this bold declaration, he sets sail aboard the Bream as a midshipman in England's navy. The War of 1812 is raging, and Tom's ship is headed for Jamaica to patrol the waters against pirates.
Tom finds all the adventure he ever dreamed of -- and then some. Within his first few months as a sailor, he's caught in a...