Tony DiTerlizzi

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Tony DiTerlizzi is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator who has been creating books with Simon & Schuster for more than a decade. From his fanciful picture books like Jimmy Zangwow’s Out-of-this-World Moon Pie Adventure, Adventure of Meno (with his wife, Angela), and The Spider & The Fly (a Caldecott Honor book), to chapter books like Kenny and The Dragon and The Search for WondLa, Tony always imbues his stories with a rich imagination. His middle grade series, The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Holly Black), has sold millions of copies, been adapted into a feature film, and has been translated in more than thirty countries. You can visit him at

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Books by this Author

The Battle for WondLa
A Hero for WondLa
The Wrath of Mulgarath
Lucinda's Secret
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Teri Hatcher on narrating THE BATTLE FOR WONDLA audiobook

Teri Hatcher discusses narrating THE BATTLE FOR WONDLA audiobook by Tony DiTerlizzi.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Never abandon imagination

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. In no order: "Golden Slumbers" by the Beatles, "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" by Elton John, "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen, "One" by U2, and "World" by Five for Fighting

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Breyer's mint chocolate chip ice cream. I'd be the size of a truck, but I'd be a happy truck.

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

A. Sense of humor, taking your life seriously, but not yourself.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Rock star.

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