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Jon Scieszka

Jon Scieszka

Author of Time Warp Trio series, Frank Einstein series, Spaceheadz series and Guys Read series

Bio: Jon Scieszka was born in Flint, Michigan on September 8th, 1954. Those plain facts, plus his elementary school principal dad, Louis, his registered nurse mom, Shirley (who once took Jon's Cub Scout den on a field trip to the prenatal ward), Mad Magazine, four years of pre-med undergrad, "The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show", an M.F.A. in Fiction from Columbia University, Robert Benchley, five years of painting apartments in New York City, his lovely wife Jeri Hansen who introduced him to Molly Leach and Lane Smith, Green Eggs and Ham, his teenage daughter Casey and almost teenage son Jake, ten years of teaching a little bit of everything from first grade to eighth grade, and the last twenty years of living in Brooklyn...are just some of Jon's answers to the questions, "Where do you get your ideas?" and/or "How did you become a writer?" I don't know, just because, none of your beeswax, and flapdoodle poppycock and balderdash are some more of Jon's answers to questions you can imagine on your own.

Jon's Twitter: @Jon_Scieszka   
Teacher's Guide: Time Warp Trio Lesson Plans (based on TV show)

Earlier Event: November 4
Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Later Event: November 4
Kieran Scott