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Tony DiTerlizzi

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New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi has been creating children’s books for nearly two decades. From fanciful picture books like The Spider & The Fly (a Caldecott Honor book), to chapter books like Kenny and The Dragon and the WondLa trilogy, DiTerlizzi 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. He teamed up with Lucasfilm to retell the original Star Wars trilogy as a picture book and his collaboration with acclaimed author Mo Willems created the bestselling The Story of Diva & Flea. The beginning of his st ...more

If you’ve been following me on social media for the past year, you know that in November I celebrated the opening of a retrospective exhibition at The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.



To say that the experience was surreal would be an understatement. Having grown up copying Rockwell’s iconic images, it is an amazing experience just to stand in the presence of his original o...

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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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THE TWELVE GOONEY DAYS OF CHRISTMAS (Humor)
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Description: A recollection of Christmas from 1979. This originally appeared in School Library Journal in December, 2010

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Realms by Tony DiTerlizzi
"A must read/see for fantasy art fans. A good overview of my favorite artist Tony Diterrlizzi's history w the gaming industry. Makes me want to reread my changeling the dreaming books just to see the art from a new perspective. Hints of how he got..." Read more of this review »
Realms by Tony DiTerlizzi
"Full of Tony DiTerlizzi's published and unpublished game art, Realms is a magnificent trip through the mind of a master world builder. While the appreciation essays become mostly indistinguishable by the third one, let's face it: we're mostly here..." Read more of this review »
Realms by Tony DiTerlizzi
"It would be hard to over-praise this book. Gorgeous, full of great art and insightful commentary from DiTerlizzi, friends and collaborators.

The only downside to this book is that it isn't the first of a series looking at other gaming superstars, l..." Read more of this review »
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Trollhunters by Guillermo del Toro
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Guillermo’s grimy world is perfectly paired with Kraus’ gruesome text making for a fantastic adventure in an underground kingdom that’s just as dangerous as the trials and tribulations of middle school. I’m never looking underneath my bed again.
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Damned (Damned, #1)
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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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“Never abandon imagination”
Tony DiTerlizzi, Jimmy Zangwow's Out-of-This-World Moon-Pie Adventure

“The real question one should ask when presented with a puzzle is, ‘Should I solve it? Do I really need to know the answer?”
Tony DiTerlizzi, The Search for WondLa

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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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  2 votes, 1.6%

 
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“Never abandon imagination”
Tony DiTerlizzi, Jimmy Zangwow's Out-of-This-World Moon-Pie Adventure




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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!


Neveen Badr (Seraphina Reads) Thanks for accepting my friend request...


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