Katie R. and Brian L.

He grew up with five brothers,


mom, a nurse,


and dad, an elementary school principal.

He went to military school for a while, and graduated Albion College in 1976.He wanted to be a doctor, but got a fine art degree from Columbia University. He was friends with illustrator Lane Smith, and they started writing and illustrating together. He was inspired when he taught 4th and 3rd graders.

  • The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs,
  • Time Warp Trio,
  • The Stinky Cheese Man and other FairlyStupid Tales
  • Math Curse,
  • Science Verse
  • Da Wild, Da Crazy, Da Vinci
  • The Frog Prince, continued
  • The Book That Jack Wrote
  • Baloney Henry P.
  • Squids Will be Squids; Fresh Morals, Beastly Fables
  • Seen Art?


"Jon Scieszka." Biography for Beginners--All Authors. 2005: 208-217. SIRS Discoverer. Web. 28 Mar 2012.

"Jon Scieszka (1954 - )." SIRS Discoverer. Oct. 31 2002: n.p. SIRS Discoverer. Web. 28 Mar 20