Dear Max

Illustrated by Tony Ross

About The Book

Dear D.J. Lucas,
My uncle bought me one of your books for Christmas. It's called Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Boy? I want to be a writer. I want to write a story now. Please will you help me?
Love from Max


And so begins Max's funny correspondence with his favorite author, the world-famous D.J. Lucas. What follows is a touching tale about imagination, friendship, storytelling, and sharing secrets.

About The Author

Photo Credit:

D.J. Lucas, a.k.a. Sally Grindley, always wanted to be a writer. Today D.J. is one of the most popular children's writers around. D.J's books include My Teacher's a Nutcase and I Dare You. She lives in England.

About The Illustrator

Tony Ross has illustrated over 2,000 books that are published all over the world. He has won awards in Holland, Japan, Germany, the United States, France, and the UK. He lives in Rutland, the smallest county in England.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Aladdin (March 27, 2007)
  • Length: 144 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416934431
  • Grades: 1 - 4
  • Ages: 6 - 9

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Awards and Honors

  • ILA/CBC Children's Choices

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