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Robert Neubecker

Robert Neubecker is the author and illustrator of Linus the Vegetarian T. Rex and of his own Wow! series. He is also the award-winning illustrator of Shiver Me Timbers by Douglas Florian, Sophie Peterman Tells the Truth by Sarah Weeks, I Got Two Dogs by John Lithgow, and Monsters on Machines by Deb Lund. A graduate of Parsons School of Design, Robert also illustrates for the New YorkTimes and Slate magazine. After twenty years in Manhattan, he and his family live in Park City, Utah. Visit Robert at
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Robert Neubecker
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. your life is what your thoughts make it- Marcus Aurelius

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Well, of course I draw, but after spending the first third of my life as a bookish geek, I enjoy nature and individual sports such as Surfing and Skiing.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. When I was twenty, I had an unfinished top floor loft on Fifth Avenue in New York. There wasn't any heat or water at night, but I had seventeen giant windows with beautiful views of the city. I would imagine Leonardo Da Vinci would visit. There were rules. He could come anytime, but only stay in the loft and never leave it’s footprint. He would marvel at the city outside the windows, read my books and watch television. This was before the internet… I would tell him all about our modern world. He, in turn, would talk about his time and his assessment of our civilization. We had no money in those days, and entertainment was a two dollar six pack of Ballentine Ale and sitting on the windowsill watching the sun set over the skyline. We spent hours together in my imagination.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Honesty, humility, competence

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My wife, Ruth.



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