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 Complete WondLa Trilogy
The Battle for WondLa
A Hero for WondLa
The Spiderwick Chronicles, the Complete Series
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Never abandon imagination

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Dirty dishes.

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. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Time travel.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Not living life to the fullest.

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