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Richard Scrimger

Richard Scrimger

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Richard Scrimger has written for print media and television, but is best known for his 20+ books for adults and children. He’s won a few awards, been translated into a few more languages, and led workshops on several continents. Recent novels feature a hero who is obnoxious but strangely irresistible, another who realizes that Dad might be wrong about people who look different, and yet another who see visions.  Plots involve a tattoo, an element that produces superpowers, and a painting that comes to life. As you might guess, Richard does not always know what is going on. Confusion is his natural state.  He has four children and has recently moved upstairs from a couple of them. They are older than he is.

City:
Toronto
Province:
Ontario

Publications

The Nose from Jupiter. Toronto: Tundra, 1998.
Still Life with Children. Toronto: HarperCollins, 1997.
Crosstown. Toronto: Riverbank Press, 1996.
A Nose For Adventure. Tundra Books, 2000
The Way To Schenectady. Tundra Books, 1998
Mystical Rose. Doubleday, 2001
Noses Are Red. Tundra, 2001
Bun Bun's Birthday. Tundra, 2001
Of Mice And Nutcrackers. Tundra, 2002
Princess Bun Bun. Tundra, 2002
Eugene's Story. Tundra, 2003
The Boy From Earth. Tundra, 2004
From Charlie's Point Of View. Tundra, 2005

Awards

Shortlisted, City of Toronto Book Award.
Mr Christie Book Award for The Nose From Jupiter, 1999
shortlisted, CLA Book Of The Year for From Charlie's Point Of View, 2005
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:
Yes

WITS

Presentation Length:
60 min. +
Genre:
Fiction
Grades:
k-8
Audience Size:
flexible