Tony DiTerlizzi Jordyn Kurtis
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Birthday- September 6, 1969 in South Florida.

He enjoyed collecting insects, snorkeling, camping, draw, and read.

Some awards he won

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2002
Caldecott Honor Medal
He was introduced to Norman Rockwell, Arthur Rackham, Dr, Suess, Roald Dahl, and Jim Henson, who inspired him and became major creative influences. Tony’s childhood dream was to write and illustrate his own book and he accomplished it. Tony is now realizing another childhood dream and it came true. Tony and a good friend Holly Black created a 5 book series, The Spiderwick Chronicles

Book 1 published August 2007.