Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book


Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Michael Hays  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: in Chicago, Illinois


-- Website -- http://michaelhays.com/index.html
-- Michael Hays on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=michael+hays

E-Mail: -- mh@michaelhays.com


Illinois Connection

Michael Hays has been a life long resident of Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Michael is an illustrator of children's fiction books. Hays lives and works in Chicago. He was a founding member of the Graphic Artists Guild Chicago Chapter. Since 1989, he has taught children's book illustration and figure drawing at Columbia College.


Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) Hays visits elementary schools to present a slide talk and storytelling performance explaining the illustration process.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Abiyoyo :
ISBN: 0689846932. OCLC Number: 55055531

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

American folk singer Pete Seeger retells a South African folktale about a boy and his father who, after being banished from town for making mischief, are welcomed back when they find a way to make the dreaded giant, Abiyoyo, disappear. Accompanying CD includes two versions of Pete Seeger performing the "storysong."

Abiyoyo returns /
ISBN: 068987054X. OCLC Number: 45270652

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

Based on a South African tale, this story tells what happens when a giant who had been banished from a town by a magician thirty years earlier is called back to save the town from flooding.

Because you're lucky
ISBN: 0316798673. OCLC Number: 33079256

Little, Brown,. .

When Kevin comes to live at his cousin Jonathan's house, both boys must make some big adjustments.

Because you're lucky /
ISBN: 0316764256. OCLC Number: 237056155

Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic,. .

When Kevin comes to live at his cousin Jonathan's house, both boys must make some big adjustments.

Jonathan and his mommy
ISBN: 9780076581771. OCLC Number: 701927857

Wright Group/McGraw-Hill,. .

As a mother and son explore their neighborhood, they try various ways of walking--from gaint steps and reggae steps to criss cross steps and backward steps.

Jonathan and his mommy /
ISBN: 0316798800. OCLC Number: 24318377

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As a mother and son explore their neighborhood, they try various ways of walking--from giant steps and reggae steps to criss cross steps and backwards steps.

Kevin and his dad
ISBN: 9780736793056. OCLC Number: 813442339

Zaner-Bloser,. .

Kevin feels excitement, pride, pleasure, and love as he spends an entire day working and playing with his father.

Kevin and his dad /
ISBN: 0316798991. OCLC Number: 35262364

Little, Brown and Co.,. .

Kevin feels excitement, pride, pleasure, and love as he spends an entire day working and playing with his father.

Pedro and the monkey /
ISBN: 0688137431. OCLC Number: 32970309

Morrow Junior Books,. .

A Filipino monkey secures the fortune of his rather dimwitted young owner in this variation of a traditional tale.

Some friends to feed :
ISBN: 9780399240171. OCLC Number: 56567409

G.P. Putnam's Sons,. .

A poor but clever traveler finds a way to get the townspeople to share their food with him in this retelling of a classic tale, set in Germany at the end of the Thirty Years War.

Storm /
ISBN: 0689317042. OCLC Number: 26255985

Atheneum ;. .

A farmer and family watch as a thunderstorm sweeps into the valley, surrounds them, and then rushes off again.

The boy who was generous with salt /
ISBN: 0761450998. OCLC Number: 42888019

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Having gone to sea as a cook on a nineteenth-century fishing schooner, Ned thinks that if he uses up all the salt on board he will get to return home in time for his ninth birthday.

The friendship and ; The gold Cadillac :
ISBN: 0440413079. OCLC Number: 35645547

Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers,. .

Two powerful stories in one volume. The friendship: Cassie Logan tells the haunting story of a neighbor in Mississippi, Mr. Tom Bee, who dares to call a white storekeeper by his first name. A long time ago Mr. Tom Bee had saved the white man's life. But when Mr. Bee puts their friendship to the test, something terrible--and unforgettable--happens. The gold Cadillac: 'Lois and her sister Wilma are proud that the family will be driving in it all the way from Ohio to Mississippi. But as they travel deeper into the rural South, there are no admiring glances for the wonderful car, only suspicion and anger for the black man behind the wheel. For the first time in their lives, 'Lois and her sister find out what it's like to be scared because of the color of their skin.

The gold cadillac .
ISBN: 0613068688. OCLC Number: 1003810758

Penguin Group (USA),. .

Lois and Wilma are proud of their father's brand-new gold Cadillac, and excited that the family will be driving it all the way from Ohio to Mississippi. But as they travel deeper into the rural South, there are no admiring glances for the shiny new car; only suspicion and anger for the black man behind the wheel.

The history of counting /
ISBN: 0688141188. OCLC Number: 35567024

Morrow Junior Books,. .

Describes the evolution of counting and the many ways to count and write numbers.

The hundredth name /
ISBN: 1563976943. OCLC Number: 59453346

Boyds Mill Pr,. .

Salah, a boy living in Egypt, wants to lift his camel's sadness, so he prays that the camel will learn Allah's hundredth name, which is unknown to man.

W is for Windy City :
ISBN: 9781585364206. OCLC Number: 454376758

Sleeping Bear Press,. .

Presents objects, people, and places found in Chicago, from A to Z.