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Peter Brown (4) (1979–)

Author of The Wild Robot (The Wild Robot, 1)

For other authors named Peter Brown, see the disambiguation page.

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About the Author

Peter Brown grew up in Hopewell, New Jersey. He received a B.F.A. in Illustration from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. After college, he moved to Brooklyn, New York and spent several years painting backgrounds for animated TV shows. In 2003, he got a book deal to write and show more illustrate his first picture book Flight of the Dodo. His other works include The Curious Garden, which won the 2010 E.B. White Award and the Children's Choice Award, Children Make Terrible Pets, and You Will Be My Friend. He is the illustrator of Creepy Carrots! by author Aaron Reynolds. His title Mr. Tiger Goes Wild made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2013. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Works by Peter Brown

Associated Works

Creepy Carrots! (2012) — Illustrator — 2,198 copies
Creepy Pair of Underwear! (2017) — Illustrator — 565 copies
Creepy Crayon! (2022) — Illustrator — 279 copies
A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader (2018) — Illustrator — 231 copies
The Purple Kangaroo (2009) — Illustrator — 177 copies
Who Done It? (2013) — Contributor — 136 copies
Victory or Death! Stories of the American Revolution (2003) — Contributor — 129 copies
The Curious Garden [2010 film] (2011) — Original book — 2 copies


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Legal name
Brown, Peter Nathan
Places of residence
New York, New York, USA
Art Center College of Design
children's book author
Short biography
Peter Brown writes and illustrates books for young whippersnappers. He grew up in Hopewell, New Jersey, where he spent his time imagining and drawing silly characters. He studied Life Lessons at the School of Hard Knocks, and then got his B.F.A. in Illustration from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

After college Peter moved to Brooklyn, New York and spent several years painting backgrounds for animated TV shows. And then in 2003 he got a book deal to write and illustrate his first picture book FLIGHT OF THE DODO, which is a story that involves bird poop...in case you're into that kind of thing. Since then he's written and illustrated three more picture books, and illustrated several other books for young whippersnappers. His books have been adapted into plays and animated short films, they have been translated into a dozen languages, and they include the 2010 E.B. White award winner, Children's Choice Award winner, and New York Times bestselling books THE CURIOUS GARDEN.

His books CHILDREN MAKE TERRIBLE PETS, YOU WILL BE MY FRIEND! and his latest book, CREEPY CARROTS! are also New York Times bestsellers and award winners. CREEPY CARROTS! written by Aaron Reynolds has also been named a 2013 Caldecott Honor book.

You can find out more about Peter and his books at peterbrownstudio.com



Roz, a robot, finds herself on a deserted island with no idea of why, how or where she is. She then realizes quickly, that she much adapt to her surroundings if she wants to survive. Great read aloud for students that follows a robot as she adapts to her surroundings in order to survive and come to find out the reason behind her history. Go on an adventure with Roz as she explores the island, survives fights with bears and befriends the inhabitants of the island.
kdahl2022 | 86 other reviews | Feb 10, 2024 |
Excellent read aloud book for 3rd grade class. The audiobook version read by Kate Atwater was very good. I will report back what the students opinion is when we finish the book.
The kids absolutely loved the story. They are begging for the next book in the series.
wvlibrarydude | 86 other reviews | Jan 14, 2024 |
We love Peter Brown books (both picture and middle grade), and a funny story about a bear that enthusiastically but awkwardly attempts to make friends is appropriate for the start of the school year.
sloth852 | 23 other reviews | Jan 12, 2024 |
For anyone that has ever had the jarring experience of seeing their teacher outside of school. The art is really clever, and we all need reminders sometimes that teachers are people, too.
sloth852 | 92 other reviews | Jan 12, 2024 |



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Henry Chadwick Contributor
Patrick J. Geary Contributor
Hugh Kennedy Contributor
Henry Maguire Contributor
Brent D. Shaw Contributor
Yizhar Hirschfeld Contributor
Richard Lim Contributor
Garth Fowden Contributor
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Amy Wygant Contributor
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Nicholas Attfield Contributor
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Jason Geary Contributor
Bruno Forment Contributor
Roger Savage Contributor
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Reinhard Strohm Contributor
Christian Wolff Contributor
David Beard Contributor
Stephen Walsh Contributor
Wendy Heller Contributor
Michael Ewans Contributor
Robert Cowan Contributor
Simon Goldhill Contributor
Michael Burden Contributor
Robert C. Ketterer Contributor
Guido Clemente Contributor
Béatrice Caseau Contributor
Federico Fatti Contributor
Alan Cameron Contributor
Silvia Orlandi Contributor
Kate Cooper Contributor
Giorgio Bonamente Contributor
Sergio Knipe Contributor
Hervé Inglebert Contributor
Paolo Liverani Contributor
Francisco Marshall Contributor
Arnaldo Marcone Contributor
Giorgio Cracco Contributor
Maijastina Kahlos Contributor
Gianfranco Agosti Contributor
Johannes Hahn Contributor
Claude Lepelley Contributor
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Gianmaria Zamagni Contributor
Pierre Chuvin Contributor
Guy Larrieu Photographer
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Julie Guinard Translator
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