Frank Asch - Author/Illustrator


Frank Asch was born and raised in rural New Jersey. His earliest interests were in science, specifically physics and astronomy, yet by the time he entered college he was determined to pursue a career in the Arts. Even before graduating from The Cooper Union with a degree in Fine Art, he published his first children’s book, George’s Store in 1968. #Since then he has written over 70 children’s books, including Star Jumper: Journal of a Cardboard Genius, the IRA Children’s Choice Award-winning Mr. Maxwell’s Mouse and its follow-up, Mrs. Marlowe’s Mice. #He has traveled widely, married and raised a son who has also pursued writing and illustrating as a career. Mr. Asch currently divides his time between Vermont and Hawaii.


  • Mr. Maxwell’s Mouse

    2007 - Young Reader Medal, California Library Association, Short-listed

    2006 - Black-Eyed Susan Book Award, Maryland Educational Media, Short-listed

    2006 - Children’s Book Illustration Award, 3x3 Magazine, Commended

    2006 - Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award, International Reading Association, Short-listed

    2005 - Childrens' Choices, School Library Journal, Short-listed

    2005 - Read Aloud Book Award, ForeWord Magazine, Runner-up

    2004 - Best Books of 2004, , Winner

    2004 - Book of the Year Award – Gold Medal, , Winner

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