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									David ShannonDavid Shannon
David Shannon wasn't long in establishing himself as a successful illustrator for both adults and children; but it wasn't until he began drawing like a five-year-old that he really got noticed. His award-winning No, David! is a funny, mischievous look at kid peccadilloes.

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Fact File

Name:
David Shannon
Current Home:
Los Angeles, California
Date of Birth:
October 5, 1960
Place of Birth:
Washington, D. C. (Raised in Spokane, Washington)
Education:
B.A., Art Center College of Design
Awards:
Caldecott Honor for No, David!, 1999





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Published Works

Book Cover Image. Title: 
								Good Boy, Fergus!, Author: 
								David Shannon.

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Good Boy, Fergus!
by David Shannon
Fergus doesn't mean to cause trouble- it's just that it's too much fun to dig and bark and chase and pull. Don't expect him to come when you call -- it's Fergus' job to be the boss of the neighborhood, right? So watch out, cats! And watch out, birds! Here's a dog who loves to be in charge -- and there's plenty of mischief involved. Woof!!
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								Duck on a Bike, Author: 
								David Shannon.
*  The Amazing Christmas Extravaganza (1995)
*  A Bad Case of Stripes (1998)
*  No, David! (1998)
*  David Goes to School (1999)
*  How Georgie Radbourn Saved Baseball (2000)
*  The Rain Came Down (2000)
*  Duck on a Bike (2002)
*  David Gets in Trouble (2002)
*  Alice the Fairy (2004)
*  Good Boy, Fergus! (2006)
*  Pirates Don't Change Diapers (2007)

*  See the David Shannon chronology


A Little Dickens

Shannon cited Charles Dickens as one of his favorite writers in our interview: "I love his great characters (and their names), his understanding of human nature and his sense of redemption and retribution," says the artist. His affection for the Victorian writer is also clear in his work: The little dickens in his story, it turns out, goes to Dickens Elementary School.

*  Charles Dickens




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The Book That Inspired Shannon

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								No, David!, Author: 
								David Shannon.

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No, David!
by David Shannon
Shannon gained fans when he repurposed some drawings he had made as a five-year-old, portraying a jack-o'-lantern-like boy doing all the things he's not supposed to do. Mom's admonishments follow David as he wreaks havoc on the household, but the book ends on a sweet note.

*David Goes to School  by David Shannon
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								The Boy's King Arthur, Author: 
								Sidney Lanier, N. C. Wyeth (Illustrator).

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The Boy's King Arthur
by Sidney Lanier, N. C. Wyeth (Illustrator)
We asked Shannon to tell us about the book that influenced his life the most, and the author picked this classic Middle Ages tale, as rendered by the legendary illustrator Wyeth. "It introduced me to Wyeth’s paintings and opened my eyes to book illustration," Shannon says.

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