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John Steven Gurney

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Author and illustrator John Steven Gurney grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He studied art at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York and drew caricatures on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey during the summers. While in college, he won a national poster contest for Molson's Golden Ale visa mer which appeared in Rolling Stone magazine. It was seen by the art directors at Ariel Books and led to his first picture book assignment. He is the illustrator of over 100 children's books including all of the titles in The Bailey School Kids and The A to Z Mysteries series. His illustrations have also appeared in children's magazines like Cricket, Babybug, and Ladybird as well as non-children's magazines like TV Guide and National Lampoon. He also illustrated the board game Guess Who for Milton Bradley. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

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The Absent Author (A to Z Mysteries) (1997) — Illustratör, vissa utgåvor3,132 exemplar
The Canary Caper (A to Z Mysteries) (1998) — Illustratör — 2,199 exemplar
The Bald Bandit (A to Z Mysteries) (1997) — Illustratör — 2,177 exemplar
The Deadly Dungeon (A to Z Mysteries) (1998) — Illustratör — 2,035 exemplar
The Haunted Hotel (A to Z Mysteries) (1999) — Illustratör — 1,732 exemplar
The Jaguar's Jewel (A to Z Mysteries) (2000) — Illustratör — 1,727 exemplar
Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots (1990) — Illustratör — 1,707 exemplar
The Empty Envelope (A to Z Mysteries) (1998) — Illustratör — 1,701 exemplar
The Falcon's Feathers (A to Z Mysteries) (1998) — Illustratör — 1,687 exemplar
The Invisible Island (A to Z Mysteries) (1999) — Illustratör — 1,654 exemplar
The Runaway Racehorse (A to Z Mysteries) (2002) — Illustratör — 1,635 exemplar
The Missing Mummy (A to Z Mysteries) (2001) — Illustratör — 1,607 exemplar
The Lucky Lottery (A to Z Mysteries) (2000) — Illustratör — 1,600 exemplar
The Talking T. Rex (A to Z Mysteries) (2003) — Illustratör — 1,529 exemplar
Werewolves Don't Go To Summer Camp (1991) — Illustratör — 1,494 exemplar
The Kidnapped King (A to Z Mysteries) (2000) — Illustratör — 1,486 exemplar
The School Skeleton (A to Z Mysteries) (2003) — Illustratör — 1,439 exemplar
The Panda Puzzle (A to Z Mysteries) (2002) — Illustratör — 1,424 exemplar
The White Wolf (A to Z Mysteries) (2004) — Illustratör — 1,384 exemplar
The Unwilling Umpire (2004) — Illustratör — 1,363 exemplar
The Goose's Gold (A to Z Mysteries) (1998) — Illustratör — 1,355 exemplar
The Ninth Nugget (A to Z Mysteries) (2001) — Illustratör — 1,342 exemplar
The Orange Outlaw (A to Z Mysteries) (2001) — Illustratör — 1,295 exemplar
The X'ed-Out X-Ray (A to Z Mysteries) (2005) — Illustratör — 1,282 exemplar
The Vampire's Vacation (A-Z Mysteries) (2004) — Illustratör — 1,279 exemplar
The Zombie Zone (A to Z Mysteries) (1997) — Illustratör — 1,274 exemplar
Over the River and Through the Wood (1974) — Illustratör, vissa utgåvor1,257 exemplar
White House White-out (A to Z Mysteries) (2008) — Illustratör — 1,253 exemplar
Ghosts Don't Eat Potato Chips (1992) — Illustratör — 1,225 exemplar
The Yellow Yacht (A to Z Mysteries) (2005) — Illustratör — 1,192 exemplar
Leprechauns Don't Play Basketball (1992) — Illustratör — 1,048 exemplar
Mayflower Treasure Hunt (A to Z Mysteries Super Edition, No. 2) (2007) — Illustratör — 989 exemplar
Aliens Don't Wear Braces (1993) — Illustratör — 973 exemplar
Detective Camp (A to Z Mysteries Super Edition, No. 1) (2006) — Illustratör — 952 exemplar
Pirates Don't Wear Pink Sunglasses (1994) — Illustratör — 901 exemplar
Frankenstein Doesn't Plant Petunias (1993) — Illustratör — 840 exemplar
Santa Claus Doesn't Mop Floors (1991) — Illustratör — 790 exemplar
Cupid Doesn't Flip Hamburgers (1995) — Illustratör — 773 exemplar
November Night (Calendar Mysteries) (2014) — Illustratör — 766 exemplar
Unicorns Don't Give Sleigh Rides (1997) — Illustratör — 745 exemplar
Zombies Don't Play Soccer (1995) — Illustratör — 712 exemplar
Witches Don't Do Backflips (1994) — Illustratör — 711 exemplar
Genies Don't Ride Bicycles (1994) — Illustratör — 688 exemplar
Elves Don't Wear Hard Hats (1995) — Illustratör — 677 exemplar
Mermaids Don't Run Track (1997) — Illustratör — 660 exemplar
Gremlins Don't Chew Bubble Gum (1995) — Illustratör — 640 exemplar
Skeletons Don't Play Tubas (1994) — Illustratör — 640 exemplar
March Mischief (Calendar Mysteries) (2010) — Illustratör — 607 exemplar
Dragons Don't Cook Pizza (1997) — Illustratör — 568 exemplar
Flying Dutch (1991) — Omslag, vissa utgåvor534 exemplar
Wizards Don't Need Computers (1996) — Illustratör — 525 exemplar
The Abominable Snowman Doesn't Roast Marshmallows (2005) — Illustratör — 510 exemplar
Monsters Don't Scuba Dive (1995) — Illustratör — 455 exemplar
Martians Don't Take Temperatures (1996) — Illustratör — 453 exemplar
Dracula Doesn't Drink Lemonade (1995) — Illustratör — 449 exemplar
Werewolves Don't Run for President (2004) — Illustratör — 431 exemplar
Mummies Don't Coach Softball (1996) — Illustratör — 424 exemplar
June Jam (2011) — Illustratör — 423 exemplar
Gargoyles Don't Drive School Buses (1996) — Illustratör — 417 exemplar
The Night Before Christmas (John Steven Gurney) (1989) — Illustratör — 402 exemplar
Bigfoot Doesn't Square Dance (1997) — Illustratör — 388 exemplar
New Year's Eve Thieves (2014) — Illustratör — 359 exemplar
Mrs. Jeepers in Outer Space (1999) — Illustratör — 331 exemplar
The Bride of Frankenstein Doesn't Bake Cookies (2000) — Illustratör — 318 exemplar
The New Year Dragon Dilemma (2011) — Illustratör — 317 exemplar
July Jitters (2012) — Illustratör — 313 exemplar
Trolls Don't Ride Roller Coasters (1999) — Illustratör — 312 exemplar
Wizards Don't Wear Graduation Gowns (2002) — Illustratör — 308 exemplar
Sea Serpents Don't Juggle Water Balloons (2002) — Illustratör — 303 exemplar
Frankenstein Doesn't Slam Hockey Pucks (1999) — Illustratör — 253 exemplar
The Castle Crime (2014) — Illustratör — 249 exemplar
Mrs. Jeepers' Secret Cave (1998) — Illustratör — 234 exemplar
Mrs. Jeepers Is Missing! (1996) — Illustratör — 227 exemplar
Operation Orca (2015) — Illustratör — 216 exemplar
Dragons Don't Throw Snowballs (2006) — Illustratör — 208 exemplar
Mrs. Jeepers' Creepy Christmas (2007) — Illustratör — 196 exemplar
The Monsters Next Door (1998) — Illustratör — 195 exemplar
Mrs. Jeepers' Monster Class Trip (2000) — Illustratör — 193 exemplar
Robots Don't Catch Chicken Pox (2000) — Illustratör — 182 exemplar
The Bailey School Kids Joke Book (1997) — Illustratör — 166 exemplar
The Meanest Hound Around (2003) — Illustratör — 166 exemplar
Howling at the Hauntlys' (1998) — Illustratör — 138 exemplar
Mrs. Jeepers on Vampire Island (2001) — Illustratör — 116 exemplar
Mrs. Jeepers' Scariest Halloween Ever (2005) — Illustratör — 116 exemplar
Kilmer's Pet Monster (1998) — Illustratör — 112 exemplar
Vampire Trouble (1998) — Illustratör — 101 exemplar
A to Z Mysteries Complete 26-Book Set (2006) — Illustratör — 87 exemplar
Double Trouble Monsters (1999) — Illustratör, vissa utgåvor75 exemplar
Betcha Can't Read Just One (1993) — Omslag — 74 exemplar
Snow Monster Mystery (1999) — Illustratör — 71 exemplar
A to Z Mysteries: Books A-D (2003) — Illustratör; Illustratör — 65 exemplar
The Hauntlys' Hairy Surprise (1999) — Illustratör — 55 exemplar
Vampire Baby (1999) — Illustratör — 48 exemplar
Bub, Snow, and the Burly Bear Scare (Aladdin Fiction) (2002) — Illustratör — 38 exemplar
A to Z Mysteries: Books A-H (2008) — Illustratör — 34 exemplar
Happy Boo Day (2000) — Illustratör — 30 exemplar
A to Z Mysteries: Books I-P (2001) — Illustratör — 27 exemplar
The temptation of Wilfred Malachey (Goblin tales) (1985) — Illustratör — 22 exemplar
The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids, Volume 2 (2005) — Illustratör — 20 exemplar
A to Z Mysteries: Books Q-Z (2008) — Illustratör — 19 exemplar
The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids, Volume 3 (4-in-1) (2005) — Illustratör — 17 exemplar
The Adventure of the Bailey School Kids Megapack (2001) — Illustratör — 8 exemplar
Hansel and Gretel (1991) — Illustratör — 2 exemplar
The Bailey City Monsters Volume 2 (2007) — Illustratör — 2 exemplar

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Andra namn
Gurney, John
Födelsedag
1962-01-11
Kön
male
Nationalitet
USA
Födelseort
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Bostadsorter
Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
Utbildning
Pratt Institute
Hartford Art School (MFA, Illustration)
Yrken
freelance illustrator
Organisationer
Professeur, School of Historical studies, Newcastle University; Newcastle on Tyne, England, UK (@2007)
Kort biografi
[excerpted from author's website]
John Steven Gurney has illustrated over 140 chapter books and has illustrated board games, advertising, posters, puzzles, and a shopping bag for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. John has worked as a caricature artist from Atlantic City to Las Vegas, and on the streets of New York City, but primarily in New England.

John grew up in Pennsylvania reading Dr. Seuss books and watching Bugs Bunny cartoons. As he grew older his reading material shifted to Mad Magazine, and then to J.R.R. Tolkien (but he never stopped watched Bugs Bunny cartoons). He studied illustration at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, and received his MFA in Illustration from the Hartford Art School. He teaches illustration and design at Kutztown University in Kutztown, PA.

John loves visiting schools to talk about illustration. Since 2002 he has visited schools in 31 different states, and five countries. John lives in Brattleboro, Vermont with his wife Kathie. He has used more than 40 people from his town to pose as characters for his books. He loves running and cycling, except when there's too much snow, in which case he cross country skis and plays racquetball.

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Whoa. My two favorite things in one book! (Or so say the eyes of kids you show this to.)
 
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LibrarianDest | 3 andra recensioner | Jan 3, 2024 |
The imagination exhibited and the lesson learned in this story is commendable, but overall, it's lackluster. It's not going to win any awards for creativity or mind-blowing concepts. It's a cute book with a basic premise and written well enough, but it's headed for the bargain bin.
 
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LiteraryGadd | 3 andra recensioner | Jan 16, 2023 |
Note: I received a digital review copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley.
 
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fernandie | Sep 15, 2022 |
"Jesse is a young boy who loves nothing more than to play with dinosaurs and trains. One day, he is getting ready for bed when a train full of dinosaurs stops at his house to pick him up. When the train accidentally falls over, Jesse uses his skills of playing to help lead the group and solve the conflict. It a cute story to show that dreams can really come to life. The illustrations are filled with solid colors, and emphasis is put on the characters and objects rather than the background. The dinosaurs are comedic since they are given human characteristics such as clothing, glasses, nail polish, and mustaches. The dinosaurs are also specific to types that are known such as a T-Rex and triceratops. While some are eating salad on the train, others are eating hamburgers which would be a great connection to herbivores and carnivores. This is a great picture book to include as a fictional story with some references to scientific fact." -- Becky Martin, GoodReads… (mer)
 
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EKiddieKollege | 3 andra recensioner | Jul 6, 2020 |

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Verk
10
Även av
107
Medlemmar
800
Popularitet
#31,872
Betyg
½ 3.7
Recensioner
11
ISBN
28

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