Reading from Mr. Marty Loves a Party
Dan Gutman was born in a log cabin in Illinois and used to write by candlelight with a piece of chalk on a shovel. Oh, wait a minute. That was Abraham Lincoln.
Actually, Dan is a children’s book author who has written more than 160 books for kids from kindergarten all the way up to middle school.
For the littlest ones, he writes picture books like “Rappy the Raptor,” about a rapping raptor named Rappy, who raps.
For beginning readers, he writes “My Weird School,” about a group of kids who go to a school in which all the grownups are crazy. There are now more than 60 books in this series, and more than twenty-five million copies have been sold.
For middle-graders, Dan writes the long-running baseball card adventure series, about a boy who has the power to travel back in time using a baseball card like a time machine. He goes on adventures with players like Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays, and others.
For more advanced readers, Dan writes “The Genius Files” and “Flashback Four.” In the former, a pair of twins named Coke and Pepsi McDonald travel cross-country with their parents while a crew of psychotic bad guys are chasing them. In the latter, four kids travel through time with a camera and try to take pictures of events that were never photographed before (Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, the sinking of the Titanic, the destruction of Pompeii, and the Hamilton-Burr duel). “The Genius Files” landed Dan on the New York Times bestseller list.
When he’s not writing books, Dan loves to ride his bike, play ping-pong, throw Frisbees, and explore New York City, where he lives with his wife Nina. Their two children, Sam and Emma, have inspired many of Dan’s books.
If you’d like to find out more, visit Dan’s web site (www.dangutman.com) and follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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