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 Wrath of Mulgarath
The Ironwood Tree
The Broken Ornament
The Field Guide
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Never abandon imagination

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.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. In no order: "Golden Slumbers" by the Beatles, "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" by Elton John, "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen, "One" by U2, and "World" by Five for Fighting

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. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Kermit the frog.

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