Jon Sciezka

By: Orrin Richardson

Central Idea for author

In Brooklyn, NY,, 1980, 1st grade teacher Jon Scieszka became a children's author because he loved to read.

Author Info

Jon Scieszka was born in Sep 8 1954 in Flint Michigan. His biggest challenge was getting rejected with his first books. He was inspired by becoming a 1st grade teacher and that he loved to read. He currently still writes books.


Theme

The theme of Jon Scieszka's books is to teach stuff and don’t assume things without hearing the rest of the story or another point of view. I think this because he makes books that teach stuff like Math curse and science verse. Some of the other books he makes are add on’s and gives you another point of view. Then It shows you that the rest of the story or the other point of view makes you question the original story.


Tone

The tone of Jon Scieszka is always funny, silly, goofy. I think this because his books are never serious. The characters are not serious. The books he makes always make people laugh and just feel funny.


Citations

"An Interview with Jon Scieszka." Reading Rockets. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Mar. 2015.

http://www.readingrockets.org/books/interviews/scieszka


Gilbert, Karen, KG. "Copy of Jon Scieszka." Prezi.com. N.p., 10 Sept. 2013. Web. 04 Mar. 2015.

https://prezi.com/ttnyeftyjuf6/copy-of-jon-scieszka/



"Jon Scieszka's Biography | Scholastic.com." Scholastic Teachers. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Mar. 2015.

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/contributor/jon-scieszka



"Jon Scieszka's Biography | Scholastic.com." Scholastic Teachers. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Mar. 2015.

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/contributor/jon-scieszka



"Jon Scieszka Interview:." TheGuardian. N.p., 7 Oct. 2014. Web.

http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2014/sep/17/jon-scieszka-interview-frank-einstein




Scieszka, Jon, and Lane Smith. Science Verse. New York: Viking, 2004. Print.


Scieszka, Jon, and Lane Smith. The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs. New York, NY, U.S.A.: Viking Kestrel, 1989. Print.


Scieszka, Jon, and Lane Smith. Math Curse. New York, NY: Viking, 1995. Print.