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Julian F. Thompson

Julian F. Thompson is the author of many award-winning books for young adults, among them Simon Pure, A Band of Angels, Gypsyworld, The Grounding of Group 6, Terry and the Pirates, and Hard Time. He founded an alternative school in northern New Jersey in the early 1970s and has been a champion of teenagers ever since he was one. Mr. Thompson and his wife, artist Polly Thompson, live in Burlington and West Rupert, Vermont.
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“When we’re born, we’re sentenced to, like, life. And some of us—I’d be a prime example—are made to do hard time." So says Annie Ireland, sentenced to a life of trying to live up to her parents’ never-ending expectations. For a long time the only person she can count on for unconditional support is her best friend, Arby, known to the horror and delight of many as “The Roach Boy.” And then Pantagruel Primo, Esquire, comes into Annie’s...
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