James Howe

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Jan. 13, 1946

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JAMES HOWE IS THE AUTHOR OF OVER NINETY BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS, INCLUDING THE MODERN CLASSICS BUNNICULA AND THE MISFITS AND BOTH BOOKS’ HIGHLY POPULAR SEQUELS. He wrote the award-winning bestseller Bunnicula with his late wife, Deborah Howe, in 1977. The couple went on to write one other children’s book, Teddy Bear’s Scrapbook, before Deborah’s untimely death from cancer in 1978.

After Bunnicula’s publication in 1979, James Howe quit his job as a literary agent to pursue writing full-time. His many other popular books for children include the six sequels to Bunnicula; the Tales from the House of Bunnicula series; the Bunnicula and Friends Ready-to-Read series; the Pinky and Rex series; the Houndsley and Catina series; and such picture books as Horace and Morris but mostly Dolores, I Wish I Were a Butterfly, There's a Monster Under My Bed, Brontorina, and Otter and Odder.

He is also the author of several acclaimed novels for older readers, including The Misfits and its companion novels: Totally Joe, Addie on the Inside, and Also Known as Elvis. Beloved by kids, teachers, and librarians, The Misfits inspired the national movement known as No Name-Calling Week, which is observed by thousands of middle and elementary …

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