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Ed Sitrow, a character in some of Avi's books, is Avi himself -- backwards. Avi's real name is Edward Irving ... [Read more]

The ancient Romans read comics. As early as the first century, tablets with comic inscriptions were sold in the marketplace ... [Read more]

If you can't figure out how to pronounce Jon Scieszka's name, you're not alone. Help's available!

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Lemony Snicket is really a man called Daniel Handler whose life is far less unfortunate than Snicket's. He lives in ... [Read more]

Dav Pilkey was named by Pizza Hut. A Pizza Hut label-maker printed out his name tag as "Dav" instead of ... [Read more]

Gary Paulsen was a "miserable student" (his own words) who flunked ninth grade and probably would have had trouble graduating ... [Read more]

What's the origin of the word "vampire"? Depending on where you look it up, it comes from French, Serbo-Croatian, Turkish, ... [Read more]

"I think I'm one of the most fortunate people on earth," says Mary Pope Osborne, author of the Magic Tree ... [Read more]