Michael Northrop

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Salisbury, CT



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February 2012

Michael Northrop is the New York Times bestselling author of 13 books for kids and teens, including the middle-grade adventure series TombQuest and the hit graphic novel Dear Justice League. 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 ...more

Average rating: 3.54 · 15,353 ratings · 3,115 reviews · 24 distinct worksSimilar authors

3.29 avg rating — 8,080 ratings — published 2011 — 15 editions
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Book of the Dead (TombQuest...

3.85 avg rating — 1,661 ratings — published 2015 — 28 editions
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Amulet Keepers (TombQuest, #2)

4.10 avg rating — 742 ratings — published 2015 — 22 editions
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3.22 avg rating — 869 ratings — published 2009 — 7 editions
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Surrounded By Sharks

3.67 avg rating — 689 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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Valley of Kings (TombQuest,...

4.11 avg rating — 533 ratings — published 2015 — 22 editions
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3.75 avg rating — 462 ratings — published 2013
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3.63 avg rating — 477 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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Dear Justice League

4.07 avg rating — 776 ratings — published 2019 — 7 editions
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The Final Kingdom (TombQues...

4.18 avg rating — 330 ratings — published 2016 — 20 editions
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Book of the Dead Amulet Keepers Valley of Kings The Stone Warriors The Final Kingdom
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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?”
Michael Northrop, Trapped
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“I run through the figures one more time in my head. Being poor is like always being in math class.”
Michael Northrop, On Thin Ice

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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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