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Janet Tashjian

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Janet Tashjian is a middle-grade and young adult novelist who’s been writing books for children for fifteen years. Her first novel Tru Confessions was made into a critically acclaimed Disney TV movie starring Clara Bryant and Shia LaBeouf. The Gospel According to Larry is a cult favorite and Fault Line is taught in many middle and high schools. Her novels My Life As a Book, My Life As a Stuntboy, and My Life As a Cartoonist are all illustrated by her teenage son, Jake. Their collaboration continues with Einstein the Class Hamster coming in August.

Janet lives with her family in Los Angeles, enjoying her respite from the long Boston winters. When she isn’t writing, she’s rewriting.

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The Gospel According to Lar...
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 2,344 ratings — published 2001 — 15 editions
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My Life as a Book
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My Life as a Stuntboy
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Vote for Larry (Gospel Acco...
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 532 ratings — published 2004 — 11 editions
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Fault Line
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Multiple Choice
3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 273 ratings — published 1999 — 6 editions
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Larry and the Meaning of Li...
3.37 of 5 stars 3.37 avg rating — 251 ratings — published 2008 — 9 editions
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Tru Confessions
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 165 ratings — published 1997 — 9 editions
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My Life as a Cartoonist
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 120 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
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For What It's Worth
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“Play dead often and long enough and people begin to think you are.”
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message 6: by Leaning-Good (last edited Jul 08, 2011 06:48PM)

Leaning-Good Beautiful Janet,
Have a Super Great Day [and everyday] !


message 5: by Diane

Diane I just finished reading Larry and the Meaning of Life. It was just as great as the other Larry books!!!!

message 4: by Moses

Moses Can't wait for the new book in the Larry series!

Michele thanks for the ad. Michele Marchetti
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Janet, I've added your five books, The Gospel According to Larry, Fault Line, Tru Confessions, Multiple Choice and Felicity: Summer to my to-read list.

message 1: by Diane

Diane Thanks for the friends invite! I'm a big Larry fan!!!

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