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Bruce Coville was born in Syracuse, New York, on May 16, 1950. He spent one year at Duke University in North Carolina. Coville started working seriously at becoming a writer when he was seventeen. He was not able to start selling stories right away, so he had many other jobs, including toymaker, gravedigger, cookware salesman, and assembly line worker. Eventually, Coville became an elementary teacher, and worked with second and fourth graders. Coville married Katherine Dietz an artist, and they began trying to create books together. It wasn't until 1977 that they finally sold their first book, The Foolish Giant. They joined together on two other books after that, Sarah's Unicorn and The Monster's Ring, and followed them with Goblins in the Castle, Aliens Ate My Homework, and The World's Worst Fairy Godmother. (Bowker Author Biography)
— biography from Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher
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Bruce Coville wrote a couple of books in the Planet Builders series, under the pseudonym Robyn Tallis (which was used by other authors in the rest of the series).

Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher 1,530 copies, 19 reviews
Into the Land of the Unicorns 1,504 copies, 23 reviews
My Teacher Is an Alien 1,393 copies, 20 reviews
Song of the Wanderer 888 copies, 6 reviews
The Monster's Ring 711 copies, 11 reviews
Jennifer Murdley's Toad 704 copies, 14 reviews
My Teacher Flunked the Planet 699 copies, 6 reviews
My Teacher Glows in the Dark 669 copies, 5 reviews
My Teacher Fried My Brains 659 copies, 6 reviews
Armageddon Summer 625 copies, 23 reviews
Aliens Ate My Homework 620 copies, 12 reviews
A Glory of Unicorns (Editor, Contributor) 516 copies, 4 reviews
The Skull of Truth 467 copies, 15 reviews
Goblins in the Castle 411 copies, 6 reviews
I Left My Sneakers in Dimension X 410 copies, 5 reviews
Juliet Dove, Queen of Love 408 copies, 9 reviews
The Dragon of Doom 310 copies, 5 reviews
Dark Whispers 278 copies, 6 reviews
The Dragonslayers 266 copies, 5 reviews
The Monsters of Morley Manor 259 copies, 9 reviews
Half-human (Editor, Contributor) 234 copies, 5 reviews
The Ghost in the Third Row 221 copies, 3 reviews
Bruce Coville's Book of Monsters: Tales to Give You the Creeps (Editor, Contributor) 220 copies, 3 reviews
The Unicorn Treasury: Stories, Poems, and Unicorn Lore (Editor, Contributor) 217 copies, 2 reviews
The Search for Snout 212 copies, 3 reviews
The Ghost in the Big Brass Bed 201 copies, 4 reviews
The Ghost Wore Gray 191 copies, 4 reviews
Bruce Coville's Book of Nightmares: Tales to Make You Scream (Editor, Contributor) 178 copies, 1 review
The Last Hunt 171 copies, 7 reviews
I Was A Sixth Grade Alien 171 copies, 4 reviews
Bruce Coville's Book of Aliens: Tales to Warp Your Mind (Editor, Contributor) 168 copies, 4 reviews
Bruce Coville's Book of Ghosts: Tales to Haunt You (Editor, Contributor) 162 copies, 3 reviews
The Weeping Werewolf 161 copies, 3 reviews
Oddly Enough 151 copies, 4 reviews
William Shakespeare's Macbeth 150 copies, 8 reviews
Sarah's Unicorn 141 copies, 9 reviews
The Evil Elves 138 copies, 2 reviews
Aliens Stole My Body 135 copies, 1 review
Space Brat 111 copies, 1 review
Bruce Coville's Book of Spine Tinglers: Tales to Make You Shiver (Author/Compiler/Editor) 101 copies, 1 review
Fortune's Journey 99 copies, 2 reviews
Odder Than Ever 99 copies, 1 review
William Shakespeare's Hamlet 98 copies, 6 reviews
The Wrath of Squat 89 copies, 1 review
Operation Sherlock 88 copies, 1 review
Always October 84 copies, 1 review
Robot Trouble 80 copies
The Prince of Butterflies 74 copies, 14 reviews
The Mischief Monster 63 copies, 4 reviews
Oddest of All 51 copies, 3 reviews
Planet of the Dips 46 copies, 1 review
Eyes of the Tarot 41 copies, 1 review
Space Station Ice-3 41 copies, 1 review
Amulet of Doom 40 copies
I Lost My Grandfather's Brain 37 copies, 1 review
Bruce Coville's Book of Ghosts II: More Tales to Haunt You (Editor, Contributor) 35 copies, 1 review
My Grandfather's House 35 copies, 1 review
Waiting Spirits 30 copies, 1 review
Zombies of the Science Fair 30 copies, 1 review
Peanut Butter Lover Boy 30 copies, 1 review
Hatched 27 copies
Don't Fry My Veeblax! 24 copies, 2 reviews
Too Many Aliens 24 copies
Trolled 19 copies, 2 reviews
Is Your Teacher an Alien? 18 copies, 1 review
The Thief of Worlds 13 copies, 1 review
Bruce Coville's Shapeshifters (Editor, Contributor) 13 copies, 1 review
Murder in Orbit 12 copies
Bruce Coville's Alien Visitors (Editor, Contributor) 10 copies
Lapsnatcher 9 copies, 1 review
Bruce Coville's Strange Worlds (Editor, Contributor) 9 copies
Bruce Coville's UFOs (Editor, Contributor) 5 copies
Cursed 5 copies
Old Glory 4 copies
Science Project of Doom 3 copies, 1 review
The Box 2 copies
Pharoah's Daughter 1 copy, 1 review
20,000 Leagues under the Sea (Introduction, some editions) 15,313 copies, 221 reviews
Wild Magic (Director & producer, some editions) 5,154 copies, 73 reviews
Dealing with Dragons (Actor, some editions) 5,096 copies, 137 reviews
The Goose Girl (Director, producer, & cast member, some editions) 3,884 copies, 175 reviews
Briar's Book (Director/Producer, some editions) 2,764 copies, 30 reviews
Street Magic (Narrator & Producer, some editions) 2,458 copies, 24 reviews
The Book of a Thousand Days (Producer, some editions) 2,376 copies, 144 reviews
Enna Burning (Producer & cast member, some editions) 1,691 copies, 49 reviews
Am I Blue? Coming Out from the Silence (Contributor) 765 copies, 18 reviews
Swan Sister: Fairy Tales Retold (Contributor) 274 copies, 9 reviews
A Wizard's Dozen: Stories of the Fantastic (Contributor) 153 copies, 1 review
Visions of Fantasy: Tales from the Masters (Contributor) 92 copies, 2 reviews
The Dark of the Woods (Contributor) 84 copies, 1 review
Magic Mirrors (Introduction) 49 copies, 1 review
A Nightmare's Dozen: Stories from the Dark (Contributor) 39 copies, 1 review
The Unicorn Anthology (Contributor) 36 copies, 4 reviews
Spooky Stories for a Dark and Stormy Night (Contributor) 27 copies, 1 review
An Anthology of Angels (Contributor) 9 copies
Locus, July 2011 (606) (Contributor) 1 copy
MidAmeriCon II Souvenir Book (Contributor) 1 copy
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Bruce Coville wrote a couple of books in the Planet Builders series, under the pseudonym Robyn Tallis (which was used by other authors in the rest of the series).

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