Darren Shan was born in London but at an early age he moved to Limerick, Ireland, with his parents and younger brother. He grew up watching old Dracula horror movies and reading spooky comics, which were the inspirations for this book. Cirque Du Freak is Darren Shan's first novel for young readers.
Arthur and the Double Dare (Arthur Chapter Books Series #25)by Marc Brown, Stephen Krensky
This new chapter book features a longer Arthur Adventure at a third-grade reading level for fans ready to read on their own. One day, Arthur wishes aloud that he could watch TV instead of doing homework. One thing leads to another, and suddenly Arthur, Buster, Francine, and the Brain have all dared each other to skip school for a whole day! Now they have to take the dare... don't they?
Meet the Author
- Hingham, Massachusetts and Martha¿s Vineyard, Massachusetts
- Date of Birth:
- November 25, 1946
- Place of Birth:
- Erie, Pennsylvania
- M.F.A., Cleveland Institute of Art, 1969
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