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Michael Northrop

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Michael Northrop is the New York Times bestselling author of Scholastic's new multi-platform series, TombQuest. His first young adult novel, Gentlemen, earned him a Publishers Weekly Flying Start citation, and his second, Trapped, was an Indie Next List selection. His first middle-grade novel, Plunked, was named one of the best children's books of the year by the New York Public Library and was selected for NPR's Backseat Book Club. He is originally from Salisbury, Connecticut, a small town in the foothills of the Berkshire mountains, where he mastered the arts of BB gun shooting, tree climbing, and field goal kicking with only moderate injuries. After graduating from NYU, he worked at Sports Illustrated Kids magazine for 12 years, the last ...more

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Trapped

3.29 avg rating — 7,819 ratings — published 2011 — 15 editions
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Book of the Dead (TombQuest...

3.86 avg rating — 1,570 ratings — published 2015 — 28 editions
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Gentlemen

3.22 avg rating — 866 ratings — published 2009 — 7 editions
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Amulet Keepers (TombQuest, #2)

4.09 avg rating — 701 ratings — published 2015 — 22 editions
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Surrounded By Sharks

3.68 avg rating — 642 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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Valley of Kings (TombQuest,...

4.12 avg rating — 503 ratings — published 2015 — 22 editions
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Rotten

3.75 avg rating — 456 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
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Plunked

3.63 avg rating — 471 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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Dear Justice League

4.07 avg rating — 617 ratings — published 2019 — 5 editions
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The Final Kingdom (TombQues...

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“The easiest thing to do with something that was bothering you was always to make fun of it.”
Michael Northrop, Gentlemen

“I was thinking: Is this what love is, feeling like you've been spun around underwater? Forgetting how cold you are, until she looks up and you look down and you're embarrassed and the world comes rushing back in? Or is love not being able to get that image out of your head, the image of the moment right before she looked up?”
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Christine Hatfield I was wondering if you can autograph your book called trapped and send it in the mail for me please


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