Meet Katherine Applegate

Newbery Medalist Katherine Applegate has written numerous books for young readers, including The One and Only Ivan, the middle grade chapter book for which she received the Newbery Medal in 2013, and the nonfiction picture book Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla (HMH Books for Young Readers). She is also the bestselling Animorphs series, which sold more than 40 million copies world-wide. She lives with her husband—bestselling author Michael Grant—their children, and many pets in California. Visit her on the web at and follow her on Twitter @kaaauthor.

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