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Tony DiTerlizzi

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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.


Its been some time since I’ve blogged, mostly because the fall and holidays had me busier than ever.



I traveled to many book festivals, book fairs and cons to promote my picture book retelling of the original Star Wars trilogy, The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight. At every venue, I enjoyed bonding with my fellow Star Wars nerds. Like many, I am excited for the new film this year. I’ve...

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The Search for WondLa (Wond...
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Kenny and the Dragon
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A Hero For WondLa (WondLa, #2)
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The Battle For WondLa (Wond...
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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)
1 chapters   —   updated Dec 19, 2012 08:20PM
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.
THE TWELVE GOONEY DAYS OF CHRISTMAS (Humor)
1 chapters   —   updated Dec 18, 2011 11:56PM
Description: A recollection of Christmas from 1979. This originally appeared in School Library Journal in December, 2010

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Its been some time since I’ve blogged, mostly because the fall and holidays had me busier than ever.

I traveled to many book festivals, book fairs a... Read more of this blog post »
Star Wars The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight by Tony DiTerlizzi
"An excellent, child-friendly telling of the Star Wars trilogy. The descriptions were simple, yet exciting, and the illustrations were stunningly beautiful."
Star Wars The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight by Tony DiTerlizzi
"I absolutely loved this new picture book and can't wait to share this wonderful adventure with my nephew when he gets a little older. Beautifully put together, a true treausre for any Star Wars fans."
The Battle For WondLa by Tony DiTerlizzi
"I have a habit of reading juvenile literature for work, just so I have some readers advisory experience. I thoroughly enjoy the artwork in these books, DiTerlizzi is very creative. I read the first of the series by accident, but couldn't put it do..." Read more of this review »
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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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