Katherine Applegate (Author of The One and Only Ivan)Katherine Applegate is the author of The One and Only Ivan, winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal. Her novel Crenshaw spent over twenty weeks on the New York Times childrens bestseller list, and her first middle-grade stand-alone novel, the award-winning Home of the Brave, continues to be included on state reading lists, summer reading lists, and class reading lists.
Katherine has written three picture books: The Buffalo Storm; The Remarkable True Story of Ivan, the Shopping Mall Gorilla (often used as a companion book to The One and Only Ivan for younger readers); and Sometimes You Fly (publishing in spring, 2018). For beginning readers, Katherine wrote Roscoe Riley Rules, a seven-book series.
With her husband, Michael Grant, Katherine co-wrote Animorphs, a long-running series that has sold over 35 million books worldwide.
Katherine lives in Marin County, California, with her family and assorted pets.
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In her bestselling Animorphs series, Katherine Applegate introduced teens with the ability to morph into any animal they touch. The novel is based on a real-life silverback gorilla born in Africa that lived in a glass box for 27 years as an attraction in a circus-themed mall in Tacoma, Wash. It was before Ivan was released to Zoo Atlanta, which I believe was in So I cut out the article and tossed it in a box with a million other story ideas. I found his story so heartbreaking, and I followed it in the media over the next few years, waiting to see what happened. Ivan had been isolated in the mall for 27 whole years, and people finally began to understand that animals in captivity require the presence of others of their kind.
Born , in MI. Hobbies and other interests: Playing the cello, traveling, reading, gardening, her pet cats. Home — Illinois. Davis, Jr. Contributor to numerous other juvenile novels, including installments in "Sweet Valley Twin" series, "Ocean City" series, and "Changes Romance" series.
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Katherine Alice Applegate born October 9, is an American young adult and children's fiction writer, best known as the author of the Animorphs , Remnants , Everworld , and other book series. Applegate's most popular books are science fiction, fantasy, and adventure novels. Her book Home of the Brave has won several awards. She also wrote a chapter book series in —09 called Roscoe Riley Rules. Applegate was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In , she and her husband, Michael Grant, her co-author on many projects including Animorphs and Everworld.
Katherine Alice Applegate born on October 9,  is an American young adult and children's fiction writer, best known as the author of the Animorphs , Remnants , Everworld , and other book series. Her book Home of the Brave has won several awards. Applegate was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In , she and her husband, Michael Grant , her co-author on many projects including Animorphs and Everworld , had their first child, who is a transgender woman . In they adopted a daughter, Julia, from China.