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Jon Scieszka was born September 8, 1954 in Flint , Michigan. After he graduated from Culver Military Academy where he was a Lieutenant, he studied to be a doctor at Albion College. He changed career directions and attended Columbia University where he received a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1980. Before he became a full time writer, Scieszka was a lifeguard, painted factories, houses, and apartments and also wrote for magazines. He taught elementary school in New York for ten years as a 1st grade assistant, a 2nd grade homeroom teacher, and a computer, math, science and history teacher in 3rd - 8th grade. He decided to take off a year from teaching in order to work with Lane Smith, an illustrator, to develop ideas for children's books. His book, The Stinky Cheese Man received the 1994 Rhode Island Children's Book Award. Scieszka's Math Curse, illustrated by Lane Smith, was an American Library Association Notable Book in 1996; a Blue Ribbon Book from the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books in 1995; and a Publisher's Weekly Best Children's Book in 1995. The Stinky Cheese Man received Georgia's 1997 Children's Choice Award and Wisconsin's The Golden Archer Award. Math Curse received Maine's Student Book Award, The Texas Bluebonnet Award and New Hampshire's The Great Stone Face Book Award in 1997. He was appointed the first National Ambassador for Young People's Literature by the Library of Congress in 2008. In 2014 his title, Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor made The New York Times Best Seller List. Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger made the list in 2015. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The True Story of the Three Little Pigs 9,193 copies, 636 reviews
Math Curse 2,295 copies, 253 reviews
The Knights of the Kitchen Table 1,811 copies, 40 reviews
The Frog Prince, Continued 1,619 copies, 44 reviews
The Good, the Bad, and the Goofy 1,157 copies, 8 reviews
The Not-So-Jolly Roger 1,081 copies, 14 reviews
Science Verse 1,025 copies, 97 reviews
Tut, Tut #6 (Time Warp Trio) 924 copies, 7 reviews
Your Mother Was a Neanderthal 921 copies, 11 reviews
2095 866 copies, 10 reviews
Guys Write for Guys Read (Editor; Contributor) 703 copies, 13 reviews
Baloney (Henry P.) 690 copies, 67 reviews
Summer Reading Is Killing Me! 668 copies, 10 reviews
It's All Greek to Me 647 copies, 7 reviews
See You Later, Gladiator 616 copies, 2 reviews
Guys Read: Funny Business (Editor; Contributor) 570 copies, 21 reviews
Viking It and Liking It 436 copies, 1 review
Sam Samurai 421 copies, 7 reviews
Hey Kid, Want to Buy a Bridge? 389 copies, 9 reviews
Battle Bunny 346 copies, 29 reviews
Me Oh Maya 318 copies, 7 reviews
Da Wild, Da Crazy, Da Vinci 311 copies, 2 reviews
Cowboy and Octopus 300 copies, 28 reviews
Seen Art? 298 copies, 37 reviews
SPHDZ Book #1! (Spaceheadz) 291 copies, 11 reviews
Guys Read: Thriller (Editor) 266 copies, 4 reviews
The Book that Jack Wrote 227 copies, 5 reviews
Guys Read: Other Worlds (Editor) 194 copies, 4 reviews
Robot Zot! 167 copies, 20 reviews
Guys Read: The Sports Pages (Editor) 160 copies, 1 review
Uh-Oh, Max 140 copies, 1 review
Guys Read: True Stories (Editor) 133 copies, 2 reviews
Marco? Polo! 128 copies, 1 review
Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland (Adapter) 127 copies, 6 reviews
Who Done It? 123 copies, 4 reviews
Trucktown: Melvin's Valentine 121 copies, 1 review
Trucktown: Kat's Maps 115 copies, 1 review
Zoom! Boom! Bully 115 copies, 1 review
Melvin Might? (Trucktown) 104 copies, 3 reviews
Snow Trucking! 95 copies, 1 review
Guys Read: Terrifying Tales (Editor) 84 copies, 3 reviews
The Time Warp Trio Gift Set 51 copies, 2 reviews
SPHDZ Book #3! (Spaceheadz) 41 copies, 2 reviews
The Spooky Tire 39 copies, 1 review
Trucktown: Pete's Party 36 copies, 1 review
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Guys Read website 2 copies, 1 review
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