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Brian Floca, Illustrator

Biographical Information

Brian Floca was born and raised in Temple, Texas. He graduated from Brown University in 1991, and currently lives and works in New York City.

He is the author and illustrator of Five Trucks, a fall 1999 Main Selection of the Children's Book-of-the-Month Club, andThe Frightful Story of Harry Walfish. He has illustrated many books, including Luck with Potatoes by Helen Ketteman and Sports! Sports! Sports! edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins. Mr. Floca also illustrated several novels by Avi, including Poppy, a winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for fiction, Poppy and Rye, Ragweed, and City of Light, City of Dark, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year.

Brian Floca is currently working on his third picture book as author and illustrator, and on Avi's fourth and final book of "Tales from Dimwood Forest." Both will be published in the spring of 2000.

Books Written and Illustrated

  • Floca, Brian. Five Trucks. Dorling Kindersley, 1999.
  • Floca, Brian. The Frightful Story of Harry Walfish. Orchard Books, 1997.

Books Illustrated

  • Avi. City of Light, City of Dark: A Comic Book Novel. Orchard Books, 1993.
  • Avi. Poppy. Orchard Books, 1995.
  • Avi. Poppy and Rye. Avon Camelot, 1998.
  • Avi. Ragweed. Avon Camelot, 1999.
  • Brimmer, Larry Dane. Lightning Liz. Children's Press, 1998.
  • Enderle, Judith Ross. Where Are You, Little Zack? Houghton Mifflin, 1997.
  • Gurian, Michael. From Boys to Men: All About Adolescence and You. Price, Stern, Sloan, 1999.
  • Gurian, Michael. Understanding Guys: A Guide for Teenage Girls. Price, Stern, Sloan, 1999.
  • Hopkins, Lee Bennett, ed. Sports! Sports! Sports!: A Poetry Collection. HarperCollins, 1999.
  • Ketterman, Helen. Luck with Potatoes. Orchard Books, 1995.
  • King-Smith, Dick. Jenius: The Amazing Guinea Pig. Hyperion, 1996.
  • King-Smith, Dick. King Max, Troll, 1997.
  • King-Smith, Dick. Mixed-Up Max. Troll, 1998.
  • Kraske, Robert. The Voyager's Stone: The Adventures of a Message-Carrying Bottle Adrift on the Ocean Sea. Orchard, 1995.
  • Marilyn Singer. Solomon Sneezes. HarperCollins, 1999.
  • Packard, Mary. Make Your Own Time Capsule. Troll, 1999.
  • Sayco, Larry. The Ultimate Yo-Yo Book. 20 Great Tricks and Tips! Putnam, 1998.
  • Simmons, Al. Counting Feathers. Longstreet Press, 1997.
  • Tomecek, Steve. Wing It! Best Boomerang Book Ever. Putnam, 1997.
  • Wardlaw, Lee. The Ghoul Brothers. Troll, 1996.

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