The Elegant Cockroach
by Deidre Anne Martin
illustrated by Stefanie Augustine
"Love, Longing & Six Legs"
Literature, fine wine and a Spanish guitar are elegant pastimes.
But in the big city, passing the time simply isn't enough.
The Elegant Cockroach longs for more…
Written by Deidre Anne Martin and illustrated by Stefanie Augustine, The Elegant Cockroach is a charming storybook for whimsical grown-ups and sophisticated children.
32 pages, full colour, black cloth hardcover with dustjacket
The Elegant Cockroach flickr set.
If you are so lucky as to be strolling the streets of London, be sure to look for The Elegant Cockroach at Daunt Books, Magma, and the shop at the Tate. Deidre, author of The Elegant Cockroach, was in London recently to visit the city in which she conceived the tale.
Locally, you will find Cockroaches in:
Shelf Life Books, 100 - 1302 4St SW
Pages Books On Kensington, 1135 Kensington Road NW
Owl's Nest Books, 815A 49th Ave SW
Monkeyshines, 113, 2215 - 33rd Ave S.W.
The U of C Bookstore
Shisomiso, Art Central
and UPPERCASE, of course (please call or email first since I am mostly working from home these days)
It is also available in these fine places:
This book is also available in our UPPERCASE Book Bundle: get all four of our forthcoming publications as they are published, with special features, goodies and packaging and save! The Elegant Cockroach (October 2010), Work/Life 2: the UPPERCASE directory of international illustration (February 2011), A Collection a Day (March 2011) and The Suitcase Series Volume 2: Dottie Angel (August 2011).*
Deidre Anne Martin was born in 1971. She teaches Film Studies at the University of Calgary. In addition to Deidre is a lyricist for the band French For Clouds.
Stefanie Augustine Using scraps of old books, newspapers and other found materials, Stefanie creates new and unexpected scenes. Her illustrations have been printed in numerous publications and have been used in animated spots for TV. She works beside the 7 train in Long Island City, New York.