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John Rocco

Author of Percy Jackson's Greek Gods

Includes the names: John Rocco, author, illustrator.

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John Rocco grew up Barrington, Rhode Island. He studied illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design and School of Visual Arts in New York City. John collaborated with actor/comedian Whoopi Goldberg on the picture book Alice. Shortly after the project was finished he moved to Los Angeles where he worked as a creative director. At Walt Disney Imagineering John designed many attractions at Disney's Epcot, including the Post-Shows for Spaceship Earth and Mission Space. He also served as the art director for DisneyQuest, an interactive theme park in Downtown Disney. At Dreamworks, John was the pre-production art director for animated film Shrek. In 2005 John shifted his focus to writing and illustrating children's books and created Wolf! Wolf! which netted him the Borders Original Voices Award for best picture book. His next book was Moonpowder (May 2008) followed by Fu Finds the Way (Oct 2009). John continues to collaborate with authors and has illustrated Boy, Were We Wrong About the Solar System (Sep 2008) for Kathleen V. Kudlinski and The Lightening Thief (Dec 2009) for Rick Riodan. He also illustrates all the covers for Rick Riordan's bestselling YA series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians. In 2012, his title Blackout was a Caldecott Honor recipient and made the ALA Notable Children's Books list. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Blackout… (more)
The Last Olympian (Cover artist, some editions) 16,364 copies, 360 reviews
The Red Pyramid (Cover artist, some editions) 8,946 copies, 306 reviews
The Blood of Olympus (Cover artist, some editions) 5,454 copies, 108 reviews
The Sword of Summer (Cover artist, some editions) 4,706 copies, 130 reviews
The Hidden Oracle (Cover artist, some editions) 3,620 copies, 80 reviews
The Hammer of Thor (Cover artist, some editions) 2,953 copies, 51 reviews
House of Many Ways (Cover artist, some editions) 2,744 copies, 87 reviews
The Dark Prophecy (Cover artist, some editions) 2,432 copies, 36 reviews
The Ship of the Dead (Cover artist, some editions) 2,187 copies, 33 reviews
The Flint Heart (Illustrator) 246 copies, 13 reviews
Alice (Illustrator) 73 copies, 1 review
Boy, Were We Wrong About the Solar System (Illustrator) 72 copies, 6 reviews
The Legend Thief (The Hunter Chronicles) (Illustrator, some editions) 24 copies
Noah Builds an Ark (Illustrator) 17 copies, 2 reviews
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