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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Matthew Reinhart  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:CHILD Fiction

Born: 1971 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa


Illinois Connection

The author lived for a time in Illinois as a child.

Biographical and Professional Information

The author's father was in the Navy so their family moved around a lot in the author's childhood. Originally studying biology for a possible career in medicine, Matthew eventually found his way to the Pratt Institute in Brookyln, NY. There he studied industrial design (toy design). Upon graduation, he apprenticed with Pop-up author Robert Sabuda who was a "paper engineer" and author of pop-up books.

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