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M.T. Anderson

M.T. Anderson has written stories for adults, picture books for children, adventure novels for young readers, and several books for older readers (both teens and adults). His satirical book Feed was a Finalist for the National Book Award and was the winner of the L.A. Times Book Prize. The first volume of his Octavian Noting saga won the National Book Award and the Boston Globe / Horn Book Prize. Both the first and second volumes of that two-part series were Printz Honor Books. He has pbulished stories for adults in literary journals like the Northwest Review, the Colorado Review, and Conjunctions.

Landscape with Invisible Hand Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763687892
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Published: Candlewick - September 12th, 2017

National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson returns to future Earth in a sharply wrought satire of art and truth in the midst of colonization.


Feed Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763662622
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Published: Candlewick - July 17th, 2012

"This satire offers a thought-provoking and scathing indictment that may prod readers to examine the more sinister possibilities of corporate- and media-dominated culture." — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (starred review)


Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763691004
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Published: Candlewick - February 7th, 2017

A 2016 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalist

National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson delivers a brilliant and riveting account of the Siege of Leningrad and the role played by Russian composer Shostakovich and his Leningrad Symphony.


Yvain: The Knight of the Lion Cover Image
By M.T. Anderson, Andrea Offermann (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763659394
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Published: Candlewick - March 14th, 2017

In his first graphic novel, National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson turns to Arthurian lore, with captivating art by Andrea Offermann bringing the classic legend to life.


The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763653767
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Published: Candlewick - January 25th, 2011

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER!
This deeply provocative novel reimagines the past as an eerie place that has startling resonance for readers today.


The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763653774
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Published: Candlewick - January 25th, 2011

Sequel to the National Book Award Winner!

"A novel of the first rank, the kind of monumental work Italo Calvino called ‘encyclopedic’ in the way it sweeps up history into a comprehensible and deeply textured pattern." — THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW (Age 14 and up)


Burger Wuss Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763694326
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Published: Candlewick - September 12th, 2017

Sixteen-year-old Anthony serves up a comic menu of love, betrayal, and revenge after taking a job at the local burger joint. Now in paperback with a striking new cover! (ages 14 and up)


Thirsty Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763694401
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Published: Candlewick - September 12th, 2017

"Entertaining, disturbing, memorable, and sophisticated, this mortality tale will continue to haunt after the last pages are turned." - SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL


Strange Mr. Satie: Composer of the Absurd Cover Image
By M.T. Anderson, Petra Mathers (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763687755
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Published: Candlewick - March 8th, 2016

In a brilliant performance worthy of the composer, M. T. Anderson and Petra Mathers present a picture-book biography of the singular Erik Satie.

Throughout his life, Erik Satie wanted to make a new kind of music, a kind of music both very young and very old, very bold and very shy, that followed no rules but its own.


Handel, Who Knew What He Liked: Candlewick Biographies Cover Image
By M.T. Anderson, Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763666002
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Published: Candlewick - September 10th, 2013

A droll biography reveals the high notes—and the low notes—in the life of the world’s foremost composer of Baroque music.


Me, All Alone, at the End of the World Cover Image
By M.T. Anderson, Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763689025
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Published: Candlewick - March 14th, 2017

From the celebrated picture-book team of M. T. Anderson and Kevin Hawkes comes a wistful, wondrous ode to the natural pleasures of peace and solitude.


The Norumbegan Quartet, The #3: The Empire Of Gut And Bone Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545138857
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - May 1st, 2012

The land of New Norumbega is an unusual one - an empire of gut and bone, lost within the organs of a huge, alien body. At its dark, dry heart is a ruling class that doesn't care about much besides itself, especially its mechanical servants, who are tired of being taken for granted.


Whales on Stilts! (A Pals in Peril Tale) Cover Image
By M.T. Anderson, Kurt Cyrus (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781442407015
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Published: Beach Lane Books - June 15th, 2010

In Whales on Stilts, a madman has unleashed an army of stilt-walking, laser-beaming, thoroughly angry whales upon the world! Luckily, Jasper Dash and his friends Katie Mulligan and Lily Gefelty are around to save the day.


The Clue of the Linoleum Lederhosen (A Pals in Peril Tale) Cover Image
By M.T. Anderson, Kurt Cyrus (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781442407022
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Published: Beach Lane Books - June 15th, 2010

In The Clue of the Linoleum Lederhosen, Jasper, Lily, and Katie are enjoying a restful mountain lodge vacation when they stumble across a mystery involving duct tape, diamonds—and Bavarian folk pants!


Jasper Dash and the Flame-Pits of Delaware (A Pals in Peril Tale) Cover Image
By M.T. Anderson, Kurt Cyrus (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781442408388
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Published: Beach Lane Books - September 21st, 2010

It is a land of wonders. It is a land of mystery. It is a land that time forgot (or chose specifically not to remember). Cut off from the civilized world for untold years by prohibitive interstate tolls at the New Jersey border, this land is called: Delaware.


Agent Q, or The Smell of Danger! (A Pals in Peril Tale) Cover Image
By M.T. Anderson, Kurt Cyrus (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781442426405
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Published: Beach Lane Books - September 27th, 2011

It's time for Lily, Katie, and Jasper to head home from their exciting Delaware adventure, but the Awful Autarch's spies and goons are everywhere, and it's clear that *they* have other plans for our three intrepid heroes.


Zombie Mommy (A Pals in Peril Tale) Cover Image
By M.T. Anderson, Kurt Cyrus (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781442454408
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Published: Beach Lane Books - September 25th, 2012

The Pals in Peril embark on a horrifying adventure of life and un-death that is “ridiculous in all the best ways” (Kirkus Reviews)!

Our intrepid heroes are home from their Delaware crime-stopping excitement, only to discover that Lily’s mom has become possessed by a menacing zombie who wants to take over the world!


He Laughed with His Other Mouths (A Pals in Peril Tale) Cover Image
By M.T. Anderson, Kurt Cyrus (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781442451117
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Published: Beach Lane Books - August 18th, 2015

In the sixth and final Pals in Peril tale that “offers adventure, wit, and heart” (Booklist), Jasper Dash is off into the universe to search for his long-lost father!

In this action-packed conclusion to the celebrated Pals in Peril series, Jasper Dash soars to unprecedented heights—as in, intergalactic, out-of-this-world dimensions—in order to locate the fathe