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National Book Festival

Jack Prelutsky, named the nation's first Children's Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation, is the author of more than 40 books of verse and editor of several poetry anthologies. He has charmed children and adults with his witty, musical poems for nearly four decades. His poetry is memorized and recited by children across the country who love his inventive wordplay and unpredictable rhymes. His best-selling classics include "A Pizza the Size of the Sun" (1996 ) and "The New Kid on the Block" (1984). His latest books are "In Aunt Giraffe's Green Garden" and "The Wizard," both published in 2007 by Greenwillow/HarperCollins. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Jack Prelutsky