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
The Seeing Stone
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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 anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. With my wife and daughter.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Having all the time in the world to do all the things your heart desires.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Rock star.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I'd like to think I've got a good sense of humor.

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