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The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales( 2 customer ratings | )
Author: Scieszka, Jon
Smith, Lane
ISBN:978-0-14-054896-9
Publication Date:Oct 1996
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Imprint:NAL
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $16.99
Book Description:

Jon Scieszka introduces some really stupid off-the-wall fairy tales including: 'Chicken Licken', 'The Princess and the Bowling Ball'; 'The Really Ugly Duckling', and 'Jack's Bean Problem'.

Chosen by children as the Book of the Year for the Federation of Children's Book Groups, the book was described by She magazine as, 'The most delightful collection of stories a young cynic could hope to read'.

Book Details
Pages:56
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Fiction / General
Fiction / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Juvenile Fiction / Short Stories
Juvenile Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):8.619 x 10.452 x 0.195 Inches
Book Weight:0.537 Pounds
Author Biography
Scieszka, Jon (Author)
Jon Scieszka was born September 8, 1954 in Flint , Michigan. After he graduated from Culver Military Academy where he was a Lieutenant, he studied to be a doctor at Albion College. He changed career directions and attended Columbia University where he received a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1980. Before he became a full time writer, Scieszka was a lifeguard, painted factories, houses, and apartments and also wrote for magazines. He taught elementary school in New York for ten years as a 1st grade assistant, a 2nd grade homeroom teacher, and a computer, math, science and history teacher in 3rd - 8th grade.

He decided to take off a year from teaching in order to work with Lane Smith, an illustrator, to develop ideas for children's books. His book, The Stinky Cheese Man received the 1994 Rhode Island Children's Book Award. Scieszka's Math Curse, illustrated by Lane Smith, was an American Library Association Notable Book in 1996; a Blue Ribbon Book from the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books in 1995; and a Publisher's Weekly Best Children's Book in 1995. The Stinky Cheese Man received Georgia's 1997 Children's Choice Award and Wisconsin's The Golden Archer Award. Math Curse received Maine's Student Book Award, The Texas Bluebonnet Award and New Hampshire's The Great Stone Face Book Award in 1997. He was appointed the first National Ambassador for Young People's Literature by the Library of Congress in 2008. In 2014 his title, Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor made The New York Times Best Seller List. Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger made the list in 2015.

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