Tony DiTerlizzi

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Tony DiTerlizzi is co-creator of the international bestselling series, The Spiderwick Chronicles. He has illustrated numerous picture books for children, including Ted, G is for 1 Gzonk and the critically acclaimed The Spider and the Fly, which won the Caldecott Honor. Tony lives in Amherst, Massachusetts with his wife, Angela, and their baby daughter, Sophia.

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Books by this Author

The Ironwood Tree
The Wrath of Mulgarath
The Broken Ornament
The Field Guide
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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Never abandon imagination

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Peter Pan.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Not living life to the fullest.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Being a pretty good dad.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

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


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