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Title: Amazing Authors

Amazing Authors
  • Avi had a disability called dysgraphia which
    makes writing difficult.
  • With the help from a tutor Avi overcame his
    weakness and today is a prize winning author.
  • Some books by Avi are
  • The true Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
  • Nothing but the Truth
  • What do Fish have to do With Anything
  • Wolf Rider

Andrew Clements
  • Born in 1949
  • Started his career by writing picture books
  • Started on his first book in 1990, Frindle
  • Books by Andrew Clements
  • The Last Holiday Concert
  • Lunch Money
  • No Talking
  • Frindle
  • Things Hoped For
  • The School Story

Caroline Cooney
  • An passionate reader
  • Some of her favorite books Sword of the
    Wilderness and the Hardy Boys Series
  • She has written over 60 books
  • Her first book was Safe as the Grave
  • More books by Cooney
  • Among Friends
  • Drivers Ed
  • Code Orange
  • Mummy
  • Freeze Tag
  • Burning Up

Susan Cooper
  • Writes newspaper articles, books for children and
    adults, screenplays for TV and a Broadway play.
  • Born in May, 1935
  • First novel was Mandrake
  • Books by Susan Cooper
  • The Dark is Rising
  • The Boggart
  • The Grey King
  • King of Shadows
  • Greenwitch
  • Silver on the Tree
  • Victory

Dan Gutman
  • Born in New York City, on October 19, 1955.
  • Graduated in 1977 from Rutgers University.
  • Began writing humorous essays.
  • Is the author of many childrens books, such as
    The Million Dollar Putt, Casey Back at Bat, and
    Abner and Me.

Margret Peterson Haddix
  • Started off as a reporter or journalist.
  • Loved to read during childhood.
  • Graduated from Miami University of Ohio.
  • Books by Haddix
  • Running out of Time
  • Double Identity
  • Among the Hidden
  • Just Ella

Will Hobbs
  • Graduated from Stanford University.
  • His stories come from his life experiences.
  • He has wrote 17 novels for upper elementary,
    middle school, and young adult readers.
  • Books by Hobbs
  • Go Big or Go Home
  • The Maze
  • Downriver
  • Ghost Canoe
  • Howling Hill
  • Beardream

Lois Lowry
  • Graduated from Brown University. (in Rhode
  • Most of her books are themed with the idea of the
    importance of human connections.
  • She usually writes books for children.
  • Books by Lowry
  • Anastasia Absolutely
  • Zooman Sam
  • Switcharound
  • The Giver
  • Gooney Bird Greene

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  • Born January 4th, 1933
  • Won the Newberry Award for her book Shiloh.
  • Lives in Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Books she has written
  • Shiloh
  • Alice in between
  • The girls get even
  • Sang spell
  • Ice
  • Being

Katherine Paterson
  • Graduated from King College in Bristol,
  • Born in Qing Jiang, China
  • Her book Bridge to Terabithia, won the Newbery
  • Author of
  • The Bridge to Terabithia
  • Jacob Have I Loved
  • Lyddie
  • Preachers Boy
  • The Same Stuff as Stars

Gary Paulsen
  • Born May 17th, 1939
  • Attended Bemidji College in Minnesota.
  • Written more than 175 books and 200 articles and
    short stories
  • He has written
  • Hatchet
  • Dogsong
  • The Winter Room
  • Brians winter

Jerry Spinelli
  • Grew up in Norristown, Penn.
  • His book, Maniac Magee, won the Newberry Medal as
    well as his book Wringer.
  • Books By Spinnelli
  • Crash
  • Maniac Magee
  • Knots in My Yo-Yo String
  • My Daddy and Me
  • Blue Ribbon Blues
  • Stargirl

Mildred Taylor
  • Born in Jackson, Mississippi on September 13th,
  • She attended college in Toledo, Ohio and the
    University of Colorado
  • In 1997, she won the ALAN award.
  • She has written
  • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • Let the Circle Be Unbroken
  • The Road to Memphis
  • Song of the Trees

Paul Zindel
  • Went to Wagner College and majored in chemistry.
  • His first novel was the Pigman.
  • In high school, he wrote his first play.
  • Books by Zindel
  • Loch
  • The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon
  • My Darling, My Hamburger
  • Confessions of a Teenage Baboon.

Lawrence Yep
  • Was born in San Francisco, 1948
  • He won the Newberry Medal award for the book,
  • He grew up on the Monterey Peninsula in
  • He has written
  • Dragonwings
  • Child of the Owl
  • Liar Liar
  • The Rainbow People
  • Later Gator
  • Monster Makers Inc.

Ruth White
  • Born in 1942
  • Grew up in Whitewood, Virginia
  • Won the Newberry Honor medal in 1977
  • Attended Montreal Anderson College, Pfeiffer
    College and Queens College.
  • Books by White
  • The City Rose
  • Sweet Creek Holler
  • Weeping Willow
  • Belle Praters Boy

Patricia Reilly Giff
  • She has won two Newberry Medal awards for the
    book Lilys Crossing and Hollis Woods.
  • She earned a B.A. degree from Marymount College
    and a M.A. from St. Johns University.
  • She has written
  • A house of tailors
  • Lilys Crossing
  • Water Street
  • Fourth-Grade Celebrity
  • Maggies door

Jack Gantos
  • He was born in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania
  • As a child, he was in the Bluebird reading
  • He published his first book (Rotten Ralph) in
    1976, while in college.
  • Books by Gantos
  • The Jack Henry books
  • The Joey Pigza books
  • The Rotten Ralph Books
  • Hole in my Life
  • Desire Lines
  • The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs.

Anthony Horowitz
  • Born in 1956 in Stanmore
  • He wrote his first book at the age of 23.
  • Most of his books are based on murder.
  • He attended Orley Farm Prep School.
  • Books by Horowitz
  • The Power of Five
  • Alex Rider
  • Diamond Brothers
  • The Skeleton Key
  • Evil Star
  • Eagle strike
  • Stormbreaker

Andrew Clements
Caroline Cooney
Will Hobbs
Dan Gutman
Lois Lowry
Katherine Paterson
Jerry Spinelli
Gary Paulsen
Mildred Taylor
Lawrence Yep
Paul Zindel

Anthony Horowitz
Patricia Reilly Giff
Ruth White