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Michael Wayne

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Wayne lives in Yorkville.

Biography: Michael Wayne is the author/illustrator of the SNOWMAN VS. series. He has a Master of Fine Arts in Children's Writing and Creative Nonfiction from Chatham University. He has been a classroom teacher and was trained in the Six Traits of writing as well as reading and writing workshop methods.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Children


Selected Titles

  Snowman vs. ABC & 123
ISBN: 9781946976055 OCLC: 1078222644

A snowman challenges the reader to read about shapes, colors, numbers and letters.

  Snowman vs. you
ISBN: 9781946976000 OCLC: 1062398061

A snowman challenges the reader to throw snowballs at him.

Snowman vs. your scary face
ISBN: 9781946976062 OCLC: 1078154306

A snowman isn't afraid of anything. Make all of the scary faces you want. You can't scare him. Go ahead and try. (from cover).