Thomas Rockwell

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Thomas Rhodes Rockwell (son of the American artist, Norman Rockwell
Norman Rockwell
Norman Percevel Rockwell was a 20th-century American painter and illustrator. His works enjoy a broad popular appeal in the United States for their reflection of American culture. Rockwell is most famous for the cover illustrations of everyday life scenarios he created for The Saturday Evening...

) is the author
Author
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 of a number of books for young readers. He was the recipient of the Mark Twain Award, the California Young Reader Medal
California Young Reader Medal
The California Young Reader Medal is an award given annually to books nominated and voted on by children in California. The medal was established in 1974 and encourages recreational reading...

, and the Sequoyah Book Award
Sequoyah Book Award
The Sequoyah Children's Book Award is given each year to the book that is selected by Oklahoma students in 3rd-5th grades as their favorite. The Sequoyah Young Adult Award , which is voted for by Oklahoma students in 6th-8th grades, was created in 1988...

 for How to Eat Fried Worms
How to Eat Fried Worms
How to Eat Fried Worms is the title of a children's book written by Thomas Rockwell, first published in 1973. It was later turned into a CBS Storybreak episode in the mid-1980s, and a movie of the same name in 2006...

, which was made into a TV movie in 1985 and was filmed as a theatrical release in 2006. He lives in Poughkeepsie, New York
Poughkeepsie (city), New York
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.

Rockwell grew up in Arlington, Vermont. His early mentors were Jim and Clara Edgarton, local farmers, on whose farm he worked gathering hay. Rockwell briefly attended Princeton University
Princeton University
Princeton University is a private research university located in Princeton, New Jersey, United States. The school is one of the eight universities of the Ivy League, and is one of the nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution....

 and graduated from Bard College
Bard College
Bard College, founded in 1860 as "St. Stephen's College", is a small four-year liberal arts college located in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.-Location:...

 in 1956.

Publications (partial list)

  • Rackety-bang, and other verses (1969) - Illustrated by Gail Rockwell.
  • Squawwwk! (1972) - Illustrated by Gail Rockwell
  • How to Eat Fried Worms
    How to Eat Fried Worms
    How to Eat Fried Worms is the title of a children's book written by Thomas Rockwell, first published in 1973. It was later turned into a CBS Storybreak episode in the mid-1980s, and a movie of the same name in 2006...

     (1973) - ISBN 0-440-42185-3
  • The Portmanteau Book (1974) - Illustrated by Gail Rockwell.
  • How to Fight a Girl (1987) (the sequel to How to Eat Fried Worms
    How to Eat Fried Worms
    How to Eat Fried Worms is the title of a children's book written by Thomas Rockwell, first published in 1973. It was later turned into a CBS Storybreak episode in the mid-1980s, and a movie of the same name in 2006...

    ).
  • How to Get Fabulously Rich (1990).
  • How to invest money

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