Named one of NPR's "Favorite Books of 2019"
"Imagine Mary Shelley had a preoccupation with zoos, a sense of humor and bad allergies, then commiserated with Roald Dahl and Mel Brooks to write a story for upper elementary school kids, and you would have The Curse of the Werepenguin."
—Juanita Giles, Executive Director of the Virginia Children's Book Festival
“Young Frankenstein meets The Princess Bride in the most hysterically hilarious book I’ve read in years.”
—Chris Grabenstein, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“A bonkers delight that will make you laugh out loud.”
—Adam Rex, New York Times bestselling author
“Delightfully wacky, cleverly absurd, and frighteningly hilarious. This book is so much fun you’re guaranteed to have a blast reading it!”
—Chris Rylander, New York Times bestselling author
THANK YOU FOR VISITING MY SITE!
I’m the author of 3,166 books for kids, but I’ve only written a few of them down so far. I don’t type fast, and I get blisters. When I’m not writing, I’m figuring out what to write, or pulling my hat, or more commonly, pulling my hat because I can’t figure out what to write.
I also write under a few pen names, but don’t tell anyone. That’s supposed to be a secret, but I’m not very good at them. My locker combination is 12-23-6. Oh, wait. Ignore that.
These aren’t all my books. They are just the ones I admit to writing.
THE SHORT AND SWEET BIO
Allan Woodrow has written more than thirty books for children, including The Curse of the Werepenguin, Class Dismissed, The Pet War, Field Tripped, Unschooled, and The Rotten Adventures of Zachary Ruthless. Also, under the name Fowler DeWitt, Allan wrote The Contagious Colors of Mumpley Middle School, its sequel, The Amazing Wilmer Dooley, and other books. Allan lives with his family outside Chicago. He regularly visits schools and libraries, and is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
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I am available for school visits, library visits, talks or games of kickball, as long as my side is up first. You can download a brochure on my Author Visits page. Please use the contact form here to reach me.
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