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Katherine Applegate

(Katherine Alice Applegate)
USA (1956 - )
Wife of Michael Grant

aka L E Blair

Applegate was born in Michigan in 1956. Since then she has lived in Texas, Florida, California, Minnesota, Illinois, North Carolina, and after living in Pelago, Italy for a year, she has moved back to Southern California. She has an eleven year old son named Jake Mates, although she says the Animorph leader is not named after him. In 2003 she and her husband, Michael Grant, her co-author on many projects including Animorphs, adopted their daughter, Julia, in China.[citation needed] Following the end of Animorphs, Applegate took three years off. She is back at work and has written a picture book called "The Buffalo Storm," a middle reader novel called "Home of the Brave," and an early chapters series "Roscoe Riley Rules" with Harper Collins. Her book "Home of the Brave" has won the SCBWI Golden Kite Award, the Bank Street 2008 Josette Frank Award, and is a Judy Lopez Memorial Award honor book.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult Romance




Making Waves
2. Tease (2001)
3. Sweet (2001)
5. Heat (2001)
6. Secret (Making Waves) (1997)
7. Attitude (2002)
8. Burn (2002)
9. Wild (2002)
10. Chill (2002)





Animorphs, Alternamorphs
1. The First Journey (1999)
2. The Next Passage (2000)


Picture Books
Newbery Medal Best Novel winner (2013) : The One and Only Ivan

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