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									Norman BridwellNorman Bridwell
With the creation of Clifford, everyone's favorite oversized red dog, Norman Bridwell, a former commercial artist, established himself as one of the most popular American children's book authors. Forty years later, Clifford remains a perennial favorite among young readers.

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Norman Bridwell
Current Home:
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Date of Birth:
February 15, 1928
Place of Birth:
Kokomo, Indiana
John Herron Art Institute, 1945-49; Cooper Union Art School, 1952-53

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The Best Book to Read First

Selected Adventures of Clifford

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								Clifford the Big Red Dog, Author: 
								Norman Bridwell.

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Clifford the Big Red Dog
by Norman Bridwell
Young readers love all the Clifford adventures, but this is a good introduction to the friendly, mountainous dog, his oversized world, and the people who populate it.
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								Clifford at the Circus, Author: 
								Norman Bridwell.
*  Clifford Gets a Job (1965)
*  Clifford Takes a Trip (1966)
*  Clifford's Halloween (1966)
*  Clifford at the Circus (1971)
*  Clifford the Small Red Puppy (1972)
*  Clifford's Bedtime (1991)
*  Clifford Grows Up (1999)

*  See the Norman Bridwell chronology

In His Down Time ...

What does Clifford's creator do when he's not at work on the next book? Bridwell says that to unwind, he listens to classical music and jazz, does crossword puzzles, and goes to the ballet and theater. "I like to walk around town with a camera that fits in my pocket and take pictures of unusual things. I take pictures of numbers in unique places, and use the pictures for my children’s birthday cards."

Some of Norman Bridwell's Favorites

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								The Bears of Blue River, Author: 
								Charles Major.

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The Bears of Blue River
by Charles Major
A story about pioneer life in the early Indiana territory, this book "clearly describes how people struggled to survive in the most unpleasant conditions ... [It] was popular when I was growing up, and it sticks in my mind as a big influence in my life."

*The Wizard of Oz  by L. Frank Baum
*Patrick's Dinosaurs  by Carol Carrick, Donald Carrick (Illustrator)
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								The Shipping News, Author: 
								Annie Proulx.

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The Shipping News
by Annie Proulx
The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a third-rate journalist who moves home to Newfoundland is a darkly comic, sometimes magical story about the American family. Bridwell includes it as one of his favorites, saying Proulx "creates a great image of the edge of civilization."

*The Guns of August  by Barbara Tuchman, Foreword by Robert K. Massie
*Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage  by Alfred Lansing