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Tony DiTerlizzi

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in Los Angeles, The United States




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June 2010

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New York Times bestselling author and illustrator, Tony DiTerlizzi, has been creating books for over a decade. From his fanciful picture books like "Jimmy Zangwow’s Moon Pie Adventure", "Ted" and "The Spider & The Fly" (a Caldecott Honor book), to chapter books like "Kenny and The Dragon" and the WondLa trilogy, Tony always imbues his stories with a rich imagination. With Holly Black, he created the middle-grade series, The Spiderwick Chronicles, which has sold millions of copies, been adapted into a feature film, and has been translated in over thirty countries. In 2014, he teamed up with Lucasfilm to retell the original Star Wars trilogy in a picture book featuring artwork by Academy award-winning concept artist, Ralph McQuarrie.

For my longtime fans of the work I did for AD&D, Planescape, Changeling and even Magic the Gathering, this press release is for you:


Book Offers Never-Before-Published Collection of Game Art From the Caldecott Honor Recipient and New York Times Bestselling Author and Illustrator, Who Was Inspired to Bec...

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Average rating: 3.87 · 154,053 ratings · 7,879 reviews · 63 distinct works · Similar authors
The Search for WondLa (Wond...
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 5,384 ratings — published 2009 — 22 editions
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Kenny and the Dragon
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 2,297 ratings — published 2008 — 19 editions
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A Hero For WondLa (WondLa, #2)
4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 1,978 ratings — published 2012 — 14 editions
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The Battle For WondLa (Wond...
4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 372 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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The Spiderwick Chronicles B...
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 6,872 ratings — published 2004 — 31 editions
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Beyond the Spiderwick Chron...
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 231 ratings — published 2009 — 3 editions
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 208 ratings — published 2001 — 7 editions
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G Is for One Gzonk!: An Alp...
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 155 ratings — published 2006 — 4 editions
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Jimmy Zangwow's Out-of-This...
4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 146 ratings — published 2000 — 5 editions
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Arthur Spiderwick's Field G...
4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 3,272 ratings — published 2005 — 12 editions
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The Search for WondLa A Hero For WondLa The Battle For WondLa
WondLa (3 books)
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October 2009, Tony DiTerlizzi
" Quick Start SS: How would you describe your life in only 8 words? TD: A dream come true. (Did it in four!) SS: What is your motto or maxim? TD: Never abandon imagination What Readers want to know... SS: How would you describe perfect happiness? TD: ..." ...More

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I ROLL A 20 (Biographies & Memoirs)
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Description: Tony DiTerlizzi recounts his post-graduate days from art school and breaking into illustrating for Dungeons & Dragons. This story originally appeared on John Schindehette's blog "Art Order" in 2010.
1 chapters   —   updated Dec 18, 2011 01:56PM
Description: A recollection of Christmas from 1979. This originally appeared in School Library Journal in December, 2010

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The Search for WondLa by Tony DiTerlizzi
" The Search for WondLa is the story of Eva Nine and her robotic mother Muthr. They live quietly in a hidden underground Sanctuary. Eva Nine longs to leave the small sanctuary and explore the surface of the earth. Muthr says the surface is not safe... " Read more of this review »
The Search for WondLa by Tony DiTerlizzi
" I really liked this book. Even though it was a middle-grade book (which I was initially skeptical about), it was exceptionally well-written.

The setting was refreshingly unique, the characters were vivid, and the plot made the book hard to put dow... " Read more of this review »
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" I wasn't expecting to enjoy it as much as I did. Loved the artwork and the story and will buy the rest of the trilogy soon. Great read! "
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Judy Blume + The Breakfast Club + Dante's Inferno = Damned. Its as if Lena Dunham's Hannah (from Girls) went to hell for a holiday. Wickedly good fun.
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“Tiny-perhaps." Rovender kept his eyes fixed on the rings. "Insignificant-never, Eva Nine. No living thing is insignificant.”
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December and January Reads - Since we don't have a selection yet for December read, this poll will have TWO winners! The book with the highest number of votes will be the December read, and the book with the second highest number of votes will be the January read. (If there is a two-way tie, both books will get a month).

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♥iDevourBooks♥ ☆Sonic~Obsessed☆ Thanks for adding me, Toni!

Darlene Jepsen Thanks for making me your friend online here. I have read some of your work and loved it.

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Dax Hi Tony. Please try to come to the Edinburgh Book Festival, I'd love to meet you and have my books signed! It's a big event and all the big names come to it :D

You should come! It'll be fun! :D

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P.J. Thanks for the friendship!

Nevey Badr Thanks for accepting my friend request...

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