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Michael Wright

Michael Wright

Michael Wright’s first picture book, Jake Stays Awake, was praised by School Library Journal as “a delicious treat of a bedtime book.” He is also the author of Jake Starts School and Jake Goes Peanuts. Before becoming an author and illustrator, Wright was an advertising copywriter and later started a company that built sets for television news programs. He lives in Manhattan Beach, California, with his wife, Cheryl, and their three kids, Mason, Sloane, and Paxton, all of whom are now adventurous eaters.

Born: Frankfurt, Germany
Hometowns: West Hempstead, Long Island, NY & Winnetka, IL
Currently resides: Manhattan Beach, CA
Interesting fact: Michael doesn't like vegetables. Won't eat them, never has.

Jake Starts School

Written and illustrated by Michael Wright
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Square Fish

A laugh-out-loud look at one family's first day of school and the dilemma of separation.

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