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Avi
More info at avi-writer.com and facebook.com/avi.writer--------------------------------------------------------Avi is part of a family of writers extending back into the 19th century. Born in 1937 and raised in New York City, Avi was educated in local schools, before going to the Midwest and then... show more



More info at avi-writer.com and facebook.com/avi.writer--------------------------------------------------------Avi is part of a family of writers extending back into the 19th century. Born in 1937 and raised in New York City, Avi was educated in local schools, before going to the Midwest and then back to NYC to complete his education. Starting out as a playwright--while working for many years as a librarian--he began writing books for young people when the first of his kids came along.His first book was Things That Sometimes Happen, published in 1970, and recently reissued. Since then he has published seventy books. Winner of many awards, including the 2003 Newbery award for Crispin: the Cross of Lead (Hyperion), two Newbery Honors, two Horn Book awards, and an O'Dell award, as well as many children's choice awards, he frequently travels to schools around the country to talk to his readers.Among his most popular books are Crispin: The Cross of Lead, The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, Nothing but the Truth, the Poppy books, Midnight Magic, and The Fighting Ground.In 2008 he published The Seer of Shadows (HarperCollins), A Beginning a Muddle and an End (Harcourt), Hard Gold (Hyperion) and Not Seeing is Believing, a one-act play in the collection, Acting Out (Simon and Schuster). Crispin: the End of Time, the third in the Newbery Award-winning series, was published in 2010. City of Orphans was released in 2011, receiving a number of starred reviews. Learn more at Avi-writer.com. Follow Avi on Facebook, facebook.com/avi.writer, where he shares an inside look at his writing process.Avi lives in Denver, Colorado, with his wife and family.

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Birth date: December 23, 1937
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Blah, Blah, Blah, Book Blog rated it 2 years ago
When I got this book from NetGalley, I considered it a Middle Grade novel, as the protagonists are twelve years old. But, while I usually consider a twelve-year-old today so much “older” than their counterparts in the early part of the twentieth century, history has forced maturity on Patryk and his...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it 5 years ago
I was hoping for some heartfelt moments within these stories, some ahh moments that would leave smiling as these stories capture the relationship between sons and their fathers/grandfathers. After reading all seven short stories, about half of them were what I expected and the other half were some...
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jbarrett5 book reviews, etc rated it 5 years ago
Blue Heron by AviHave read other author's works and have enjoyed them all. This one is about Maggie and they are spending time at the shore and she has a new sister.Magic and her father, she believes in all. Her mother gave her a crystal that is pure magic in her pocket. She travels to visit her fat...
I Live in Many Worlds
I Live in Many Worlds rated it 6 years ago
I love reading books by Avi. I've adored a lot of his works; my favorite being Nothing But the Truth. All of his books are vastly different, but no less enjoyable. His writing style is very easy to get into and it makes the reading experience feel like it's gone by so quickly when, in reality, you'v...
YA Fanatic
YA Fanatic rated it 6 years ago
Crispin is very different from what I normally read. But I ended up really enjoying it. It is a fast paced historical fiction with enough adventure to make you want to read more. I have read a few Avi books before and really knows how to write this genre - which is not my type of thing. But of all t...
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