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Applegate was born in Michigan in 1956. Since then she has lived in Texas, Florida, California, Minnesota, Illinois, North Carolina, and after living in Pelago, Italy for a year, she has moved back to Southern California. She has an eleven year old son named Jake Mates, although she says the Animorph leader is not named after him. In 2003 she and her husband, Michael Grant, her co-author on many projects including Animorphs, adopted their daughter, Julia, in China.[citation needed] Following the end of Animorphs, Applegate took three years off. She is back at work and has written a picture book called "The Buffalo Storm," a middle reader novel called "Home of the Brave," and an early chapters series "Roscoe Riley Rules" with Harper Collins....more


Average rating: 3.89 · 200,159 ratings · 10,951 reviews · 252 distinct works · Similar authors
The One and Only Ivan
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 32,738 ratings — published 2011 — 24 editions
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The Invasion (Animorphs, #1)
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 5,830 ratings — published 1996 — 21 editions
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The Visitor (Animorphs, #2)
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 4,161 ratings — published 1996 — 21 editions
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Beach Blondes: June Dreams,...
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 3,595 ratings — published 2008 — 7 editions
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The Encounter (Animorphs, #3)
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 3,844 ratings — published 1996 — 21 editions
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The Message (Animorphs, #4)
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 3,665 ratings — published 1996 — 20 editions
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The Capture (Animorphs, #6)
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 3,445 ratings — published 1997 — 14 editions
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The Alien (Animorphs, #8)
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 3,224 ratings — published 1997 — 15 editions
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The Predator (Animorphs, #5)
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 3,141 ratings — published 1996 — 14 editions
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The Stranger (Animorphs, #7)
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 3,033 ratings — published 1997 — 16 editions
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Stella  ☢FAYZ☢ Chen Ah~ I'm sure excited about Endling!


Stella  ☢FAYZ☢ Chen Sad to hear about Ivan D:. I'm so glad you were able to write The One and Only Ivan.


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