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Title:
Heroes & villains
Author:
Scieszka, Jon, editor.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Walden Pond Press, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
Physical Description:
ix, 263 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Summary:
Presents a collection of humorous stories featuring an array of characters⁰́₄with and without capes.
Language:
English
Contents:
The villain's guide to being a hero / by Christopher Healy -- First crossing / by Pam Mun̳oz Ryan -- Need that dog / by Sharon Creech -- How I became stink Daley / by Deborah Hopkinson -- The wager / by Cathy Camper and Rau̹l the Third -- Kalash / by Eugene Yelchin -- General Poophead / by Laurie Halse Anderson -- The warrior and the knave / by Ingrid Law -- The hero of the story / by Lemony Snicket -- How my mother was arrested for murder / by Jack Gantos.
ISBN:
9780062385611
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Heroes and Villains, the seventh volume in Jon Scieszka's Guys Read Library of Great Reading, is chock-full of adventure featuring an array of characters--with and without capes.

Featuring ten all-new, original stories that run the gamut from fantasy to comics to contemporary adventure to nonfiction, and featuring eleven of the most acclaimed, exciting writers for kids working today, this collection is the perfect book for you, whether you use your powers for good--or evil.

Authors include Laurie Halse Anderson, Cathy Camper and Raúl Gonzalez, Sharon Creech, Jack Gantos, Christopher Healy, Deborah Hopkinson, Ingrid Law, Pam Muñoz Ryan, Lemony Snicket, and Eugene Yelchin, with illustrations by Jeff Stokely.


Author Notes

Jon Scieszka was born September 8, 1954 in Flint , Michigan. After he graduated from Culver Military Academy where he was a Lieutenant, he studied to be a doctor at Albion College. He changed career directions and attended Columbia University where he received a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1980. Before he became a full time writer, Scieszka was a lifeguard, painted factories, houses, and apartments and also wrote for magazines. He taught elementary school in New York for ten years as a 1st grade assistant, a 2nd grade homeroom teacher, and a computer, math, science and history teacher in 3rd - 8th grade.

He decided to take off a year from teaching in order to work with Lane Smith, an illustrator, to develop ideas for children's books. His book, The Stinky Cheese Man received the 1994 Rhode Island Children's Book Award. Scieszka's Math Curse, illustrated by Lane Smith, was an American Library Association Notable Book in 1996; a Blue Ribbon Book from the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books in 1995; and a Publisher's Weekly Best Children's Book in 1995. The Stinky Cheese Man received Georgia's 1997 Children's Choice Award and Wisconsin's The Golden Archer Award. Math Curse received Maine's Student Book Award, The Texas Bluebonnet Award and New Hampshire's The Great Stone Face Book Award in 1997. He was appointed the first National Ambassador for Young People's Literature by the Library of Congress in 2008. In 2014 his title, Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor made The New York Times Best Seller List. Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger made the list in 2015.

(Bowker Author Biography)