Avi





Avi


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in New York, New York, The United States
December 23, 1937

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Avi is a pen name for Edward Irving Wortis, but he says, "The fact is, Avi is the only name I use." Born in 1937, Avi has created many fictional favorites such as The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, Nothing but the Truth, and the Crispin series. His work is popular among readers young and old.

Average rating: 3.72 · 150,990 ratings · 12,031 reviews · 118 distinct works · Similar authors
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“A sailor chooses the wind that takes the ship from a safe port. Ah, yes, but once you're abroad, as you have seen, winds have a mind of their own. Be careful, Charlotte, careful of the wind you choose.”
Avi, The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

“I took a deep breath. 'For you I've got something better than love.'
What's that?'
I...trust you.'
Why?'
You'll never hurt me.'
Thank you.'
But...'
But, what?'
I said, 'That means I'll hurt you.'
Why?'
'Cause, like I said, you'll never hurt me back.”
Avi, What Do Fish Have to Do With Anything?

“The more men see of the world, the bigger their hearts”
Avi, Crispin: At the Edge of the World

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