My First Kafka

My First Kafka

Runaways, Rodents, and Giant Bugs

By Matthue Roth; Rohan Daniel Eason (Illustrator)

One Peace Books, Hardcover, 9781935548256, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 15, 2013

Runaway children who meet up with monsters. A giant talking bug. A secret world of mouse-people. The stories of Franz Kafka are wondrous and nightmarish, miraculous and scary. Here, storyteller Roth and artist Eason adapt three Kafka stories into startling, creepy, fun stories for all ages. Illustrations.

About the Author
Matthue Roth was born on Earth, or so his parents insist...though probably in the vicinity of Area 51. His first book, Never Mind the Goldbergs, was a NYPL Best Book for the Teen Age and an ALA Best Books nominee. His latest is My First Kafka: Runaways, Rodents and Giant Bugs. By day, he's a video game designer. He lives in Brooklyn with his family and keeps a secret diary at

The illustrations of Rohan Daniel Eason are dark and beautiful, his work on My First Kafka being likened to Edmund Gorey and Maurice Sendak. He was shortlisted for the AOI Illustration awards 2013, and runner up in the award for best book illustration, for a piece in Tancredi a novel by James Palumbo. His work has recently received broad praise after he illustrated bestselling author, Kate Mosse's 2013 release, The Mistletoe Bride.