Michael J Daley

Michael J Daley writes his books in a five foot by five foot tower room on a solar powered laptop computer. He lives in Westminster, Vermont with his wife, award winning childrens author, Jessie Haas.

Michael has enjoyed a life-long love of science, machines, and science fiction. These passions inform his fiction and non-fiction writing with a unique spirit.

Michael has appeared at several Book Fairs with Village Square Booksellers at the Bellows Falls Middle School and Westminster Center School's Literacy Night.

Space Station Rat Cover Image
$6.95
ISBN: 9780823421510
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Published: Holiday House - April 1st, 2008

Jeff is the least popular resident on the space station: the son of scientists, he's the only kid on board, and he always seems to be in the way or getting into trouble. Even Nanny, his creepy robot babysitter, resents him. After a rodent damages vital wiring, Nanny is ordered to destroy it, and Jeff is allowed to join the hunt. But Rat isn't just any rodent; she's scientifically modified, highly intelligent, and trained to steal information and formulas. Unbeknownst to Jeff, Rat is also an escapee-stowaway posing as Jeff's pen pal to get information and food. Short, snappy sentences, appealing characters, and tension between Nanny and Jeff combine with constant threats of ship malfunctions and Rat's struggle to survive to create a fast-paced story sure to please sf buffs. Daley left several loose ends, so perhaps readers will be treated to more stories about Rat and Jeff. Grades 4-6


Rat Trap Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780823420933
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Published: Holiday House - May 1st, 2008

In this adventure of genetically engineered rats, evil scientists, and some scientists who may just save the day, young readers will be thrilled to welcome back Jeff and Rat in this charming sequel to Space Station Rat. A lavender rat that has escaped from a laboratory, and a lonely boy whose parents are scientists, meet on an orbiting space station, communicate by email, and ultimately find themselves in need of each other's help and friendship.


Space Station Rat Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780823418664
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Published: Holiday House - June 1st, 2005

Jeff is the least popular resident on the space station: the son of scientists, he's the only kid on board, and he always seems to be in the way or getting into trouble. Even Nanny, his creepy robot babysitter, resents him. After a rodent damages vital wiring, Nanny is ordered to destroy it, and Jeff is allowed to join the hunt. But Rat isn't just any rodent; she's scientifically modified, highly intelligent, and trained to steal information and formulas. Unbeknownst to Jeff, Rat is also an escapee-stowaway posing as Jeff's pen pal to get information and food. Short, snappy sentences, appealing characters, and tension between Nanny and Jeff combine with constant threats of ship malfunctions and Rat's struggle to survive to create a fast-paced story sure to please sf buffs. Daley left several loose ends, so perhaps readers will be treated to more stories about Rat and Jeff.

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