Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Andy Griffiths

Another in a series of posts about popular children's authors and their books

I found this picture here.
Andy Griffiths wrote his first published story when he was in year eight at school. Called ‘Lost in Time’, the story appeared in Pursuit magazine. Despite this early success, he was more interested in rock music and spent most of his creative talents in high school writing rock songs. After high school he earned a degree in education and then became an English high school teacher, he has also worked as an editor and publisher of educational books.

Andy Griffiths is one of Australia’s most popular children’s writers. He is the author of over 20 books, including nonsense verse, short stories, comic novels and plays. Andy is best known as the author of the much-loved Just! series and The Day My Bum Went Psycho. He has had a long-standing collaboration with Terry Denton, who illustrated the Just! series and The Bad Book, and its follow-up.

Currently we have 5 books from the Just! series by Andy Griffiths in the Fiction section of our library.

Upper Hutt Library currently holds copies of 30 children's  books by Andy Griffiths as well as 7 audio books.

The above information about Andy Griffiths was adapted from his website, where you can also find out more about him and his books.

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