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Jon Klassen

Biography

Jon Klassen

Jon Klassen grew up in Niagara Falls, Canada and now lives in Los Angeles, California. He is the author and illustrator of I WANT MY HAT BACK, as well as the illustrator of CATS' NIGHT OUT by Caroline Stutson, EXTRA YARN by Mac Barnett and the other books in the Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series. He also created concept art for Coraline, the stop-motion animated film based on the book by Neil Gaiman.

Jon Klassen

Books by Jon Klassen

written by Sara Pennypacker with illustrations by Jon Klassen - Animals , Children's 8-12, Nature, Science

Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued him as a kit. But one day, the unimaginable happens: Peter's dad enlists in the military and makes him return the fox to the wild. At his grandfather's house, 300 miles away from home, Peter knows he isn't where he should be --- with Pax. He strikes out on his own despite the encroaching war, spurred by love, loyalty and grief, to be reunited with his fox. Meanwhile Pax, steadfastly waiting for his boy, embarks on adventures and discoveries of his own. 

by Jon Klassen - Children's 4-8, Picture

Hold on to your hats for the conclusion of the celebrated hat trilogy by Caldecott Medalist John Klassen, who gives his deadpan finale a suprising new twist. Two turtles have found a hat. The hat looks good on both of them. But there are two turtles. And there is only one hat...Evoking hilarity and sympathy, the shifting eyes tell the tale in this brilliantly paced story in three parts, highlighting Jon Klassen’s visual comedy and deceptive simplicity.

by Kenneth Oppel and Jon Klassen - Family, Horror

For some kids summer is a sun-soaked season of fun. But for Steve, it’s just another season of worries. Worries about his sick newborn baby brother who is fighting to survive, worries about his parents who are struggling to cope, even worries about the wasp’s nest looming ominously from the eaves. So when a mysterious wasp queen invades his dreams, offering to “fix” the baby, Steve thinks his prayers have been answered.

written by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen - Picture

Sam and Dave are on a mission. A mission to find something spectacular. So they dig a hole. And they keep digging. And they find ...nothing. Yet the day turns out to be pretty spectacular after all. Attentive readers will be rewarded with a rare treasure in this witty story of looking for the extraordinary - and finding it in a manner you'd never expect.

Written and illustrated by Jon Klassen - Fiction, Picture

When a tiny fish shoots into view wearing a round blue topper (which happens to fit him perfectly), trouble could be following close behind. So it’s a good thing that enormous fish won’t wake up. And even if he does, it’s not like he’ll ever know what happened...Visual humor swims to the fore as the best-selling Jon Klassen follows his breakout debut with another deadpan-funny tale.

Written by Mac Barnett, Illustrated by Jon Klassen - Fiction, Picture

This looks like an ordinary box full of ordinary yarn. But it turns out it isn’t.