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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

The tour de force that set the gold standard for dystopian YA fiction — in a compelling paperback edition.


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

“This ambitious and gripping work is narrative nonfiction at its best. . . . The book has all the intrigue of a spy thriller. . . . A must-have title with broad crossover appeal.” — School Library Journal (starred review)


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

"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


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

“Savaging young love, male adolescence, and . . . the fast-food business. . . . Did somebody say McSatire?” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


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

The award-winning work is reissued as a Candlewick Picture Book Biography.


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 the first intallment of National Book Award winner M.T. Anderson’s Pals in Peril series, 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.

Sure, Lily Gefelty is just an average twelve-year-old girl.


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

"Great Scott! [A] swell sequel…Never has the Hardy Boys—Nancy Drew axis been knocked further or more delightfully askew.” —Booklist (starred review)

In the zany and humorous second book of National Book Award winner M.T.


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

“The invention never flags.” —Booklist (starred review)

In this third weird and wacky installment of National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson’s Pals in Peril series, Jasper Dash and his friends must unravel a terrible mystery.

It is a land of wonders. It is a land of mystery.


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

In the zany and humorous fourth book of National Book Award winner M.T. Anderson’s Pals in Peril series, Jasper Dash and his friends must escape the clutches of The Awful Autarch!

Having mopped up their last crime-fighting caper, our three heroes—Lily Gefelty, Katie Mulligan, and Jasper Dash, Boy Technonaut—are eager to get home.


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

“Ridiculous in all the best ways.” —Kirkus Reviews

In the fifth installment of National Book Award winner M.T. Anderson’s Pals in Peril series, the 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 th