Funke, Cornelia

Cornelia Funke was born on December 10th, 1958. Fortunately she is still alive to share her wonderful gift of writing with the world. Cornelia Funke wanted to be an astronaut, a pilot, or live with the Red Indians. She was good in school and loved to write essays, though her essays were always too long. She was a born writer. Cornelia Funke has said many humorous yet meaningful quotes. One of her quotes was, “A collector who brings me a book that is perfectly clean - that is kind of a creepy feeling. I feel like that book is dead.”
I would recommend this book to all fantasy lovers. You will love Cornelia Funke’s writing. It is full of excitement, suspense, and adventure. You will never want to put the book down. I, in particular, love her descriptive writing and her way of not fully revealing a character till a point so that you’re not so sure whether he’s a protagonist or an antagonist. This is another one of her ways of creating both suspense and excitement. If you would like to learn more about Cornelia Funke and her life here’s a good link that you can check out, http://www.pocanticohills.org/womenenc/funke.htm. I find all of Cornelia Funke’s books interesting and exciting, but if I had to choose a favorite out of all she’s written it would be Inkheart. In the story of Inkheart there’s a man with unusual powers. He has the ability to read characters right out of a book. His power can seem amazing, but everything that is good has some flaws to it. In Inkheart you will see the flaws in action.
Bibliography:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornelia_Funke
http://www.pocanticohills.org/womenenc/funke.htm
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/c/cornelia_funke.html
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Funke, Cornelia



December 10, 1958; haven’t died yet.
She read the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, Lord of the Rings by Tolkien, and all the other famous books before she started to write her own ones.
“Most adults will want to make you believe that with 18 at the latest you should have figured out what kind of profession is the right one for you. Don’t believe a word of that!”
I recommend this author because she writes all these interesting books and adventurous books. I love her books. What she wrote was exactly what I wanted to read.
Biography Link: http://www.corneliafunke.de/en/cornelia_funke/biography.html
Website for this author: http://www.bookbrowse.com/biographies/index.cfm?author_number=804
Featured Book: Dragon Rider.

Haddix, Margaret Peterson

Margaret Peterson Haddix was born on April 9th, 1964. Margaret P. Haddix loves to write books for young adult and adult readers. Her work has been honored with the International Reading Association Children's Book Award, American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults and Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers citations, and several state Readers' Choice Awards. She lives with her family in Ohio, USA. “I write a book over a period of months or years, and when I'm done with it, usually another year goes by before I see it in print. It's hard to be patient and wait.” This is one quote Margaret Peterson Haddix made. I strongly recommend this author, because she writes adventurous books very suitable for young adults (which is us) Here are some books by this author:
- Shadow Children Series (begins with Among the Hidden)
- The Girl with 500 Middle Names
- Running Out of Time (My favorite book!!)
And lots more!
Check Out These Websites:
www.bookrags.com/biography/margaret-peterson-haddix-aya/
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/m/margaretpe237233.html
http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/h/margaret-peterson-haddix/
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Handler, Daniel

Daniel Handler, also known as his pseudonym, Lemony Snicket, was born in 1970. He is still alive. Lemony Snicket is also a great musician and a successful filmmaker. His films include: Rick, and Kill the Poor. A quote by him would be: “You never love a book the way you love it when you're 10.”
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I recommend Lemony Snicket’s because his books are hard to put down. His books include lots of feelings: tragedy, mystery, humor, fantasy and more.
This is a link to the bibliography- http://www.answers.com/topic/lemony-snicket and this is a link about him- http://www.lemonysnicket.com/author.cfm
My favorite book by him is one of The Series of Unfortunate Events, The Grim Grotto (eleventh book).

Handler, Daniel

I am writing about an author who all of you should know. This author’s name is Daniel Handler, though his more commonly known as Lemony Snicket, which is a pseudonym. I recommend this author because he is very good at making you want to continue reading, putting in just enough suspense, horror and mystery that you can not close the book, or put it down.He was born on the 28th of February, in 1970 in San Francisco, California, and is a native San Franciscan. He went to Lowell High School, then graduated from Wesleyan University in 1992. Luckily for us, he is still alive and well, so he will continue writing. An interesting fact about him is a talented writer as he is, his first book, The Basic Eight was rejected 37 times before it was finally published.
A quote that he said about Sunny, one of the main characters in A Series of Unfortunate Events was, “the way Sunny speaks in the books seems a perfect fit for the cause in question. She often uses words that can't be found in the Oxford English Dictionary, which then are explained as sly commentary on what's going on around her.”
A link to his website is http://www.lemonysnicket.com/

This website about him has tons of things about him, including loads of quotes and interesting facts about him. Check it out.
http://www.tv.com/daniel-handler/person/278157/biography.html
If you want to see all of the books by Daniel Handler, go to this link http://www.iblist.com/author523.htm, then at http://www.iblist.com/author522.htm .
My favorite book by him is The Reptile Room, the second book in the series. It is really cool, because it has all of these cool snakes in them, and I really liked all of the characters in the book, especially the professor, who is taking care of the Baudelaire children.



Hiaasen, Carl

Carl Hiaasen does not have a pseudonym. Carl Hiaasen was born on March 12, 1953. Mr. Hiaasen also works as a columnist at the Miami Herald. “I always try to burden even the villains with some weird predilection they have to cope with. It helps make them memorable, and gives them a human side.” If you have ever read Hoot you can tell he tries his hardest to make the villians more human.
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The reason I like Carl Hiaasen's books are because thy are just so interesting and thoughtful, they are very fun to read. Here is a link to part of Carl Hiaasen's biography http://www.bookrags.com/biography/carl-hiaasen-dlb/ And here is the site I used to find a quote http://en.thinkexist.com/quotes/carl_hiaasen/ My favorite book by Carl Hiaasen has got to be Hoot, although I did like his book Flush.

Horowitz, Anthony

Anthony Horowitz does not have a pseudonym. He was born April 5, 1955. Anthony is an award-winning author of the bestselling Alex Rider series. “I like awards when kids judge them. I never win when adults judge them,” said Horowitz.

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I like the Alex Rider series because it is interesting and I like adventure. I have read all six of the books in this series. Here is a link to his website:

http://www.anthonyhorowitz.com/

I started to read his books in the sixth grade. So he is the latest author I like. My favorite book is Scorpia because Alex changed sides. Here is a link to all the books he has written:

http://www.anthonyhorowitz.com/work/books.html


Horowitz, Anthony


Anthony Horowitz was born on April 5, 1955.
My favorite book from the Alex Rider series is called Storm Breaker, because it has more exciting and thrilling parts than the other books in the series.

The reason I recommend this author is because all of his writings give you a lot of fun and how he writes books makes other people and me interested and excited.

The quote he says now is, "I think the only thing to do with money is spend it."

This is an interesting fact: Once the headmaster told me to stand up in assembly and in front of the whole school he said, 'This boy is so stupid he will not be coming to Christmas games tomorrow.' He had never totally recovered."
http://www.anthonyhorowitz.com/ This is his official web site.
http://www.anthonyhorowitz.com/work/books.html This will give you a listing of all of his books.


Jacques, Brian



"I sometimes think it ironic for an ex-seaman, longshoreman, truck driver, policeman, bus driver, etc...to find success writing children's novels." -- Brian Jacques
New York Times bestselling author Brian Jacques (pronounced "jakes") was born in Liverpool, England on June 15th, 1939. One of his favorite tales is Kenneth Graham's Wind in the Willows.
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I recommend this author because he is a master of descriptive writing, due to the fact that he used to tell tales to a school for blind people. If you don’t believe me, try one of his books! The Outcast of Redwall is my favorite book of his, since it has the best storyline and most action to me, but I enjoy all of his books.

A good place to get good information about Brian Jacques is right here.
http://webevents.broadcast.com/penguinputnam/brianjacques0900/brianjacques.asp
Also, here is a list of all his books
http://www.iblist.com/author1159.htm