#1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi has been creating children’s books for twenty years. From fanciful picture books like The Broken Ornament and The Spider & The Fly (a Caldecott Honor book), to chapter books like Kenny and The Dragon and the WondLa trilogy, DiTerlizzi imbues his stories with a rich imagination.read more
With Holly Black, he created the middle-grade series, The Spiderwick Chronicles, which has sold over 20 million copies, been adapted into a feature film, and has been translated in over thirty countries. He teamed up with Lucasfilm to retell the original Star Wars trilogy as a picture book and his collaboration with celebrated author Mo Willems created the bestselling The Story of Diva & Flea. The Norman Rockwell museum’s traveling retrospective of DiTerlizzi’s artwork, “Never Abandon Imagination”, broke attendance records. He has been featured inTime magazine, USA Today, CNN, PBS, NPR the BBC and The Today Show.