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 DiTerlizzi.com.

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Books by this Author

The Battle for WondLa
A Hero for WondLa
The Ironwood Tree
The Wrath of Mulgarath
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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. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. I'd love to be an astronaut. I bet you get a better understanding of our planet seeing it from a distance.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Dude, Cool, Awesome...you'd swear I was a surfer from southern Cali, but I'm not.

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

A. I would have loved to have met the late Jim Henson. His imagination and ambition really had a tremendous impact on me.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I think I've got a decent imagination. I hope some of my stories inspire other young imaginations.

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