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Jonathan W. Stokes

Biography

Jonathan W. Stokes

Jonathan Stokes is a screenwriter living in Los Angeles. He has written on assignment for Fox, Paramount, Universal, Warner Brothers, New Line, Sony and Indian Paintbrush. He is the author of several upcoming kids' books being published by Penguin Random House. Jonathan is a street taco aficionado, an urban explorer and koala enthusiast.

Jonathan W. Stokes

Books by Jonathan W. Stokes

by Jonathan W. Stokes - Children's 8-12, Children's Nonfiction, History

THE THRIFTY GUIDE TO ANCIENT GREECE: A Handbook for Time Travelers is a snappy, informative travel guide containing information vital to the sensible time traveler: How can I find a decent tunic that won't break my bank account? Where can I score cheap theater tickets in ancient Athens? What do I do if I'm being attacked by an army of Persians? Filled with humorous maps, reviews of places to stay and top attractions and tips on who to have lunch with, if you had a time travel machine and could take a vacation anywhere in history, this is the only guidebook you would need.

by Jonathan W. Stokes - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Humor
Fresh off of a victorious treasure hunt and rescue mission in South America, Addison Cooke just can't seem to steer clear of rogue bandits, pesky booby traps, and secret treasure troves. But it sure beats sitting around in school all day. Addison's aunt and uncle, on the other hand, are none too happy about their habit of attracting kidnappers. When they become pawns in a dangerous gang's plan to steal the most prized possession of the notorious Mongolian leader Genghis Khan, Addison and his friends find themselves once again caught in the middle of a multi-million-dollar international heist.
by Jonathan W. Stokes - Children's, Children's 8-12, Children's Nonfiction, History, Nonfiction

THE THRIFTY GUIDE TO ANCIENT ROME contains information like: Where can I find a hotel in ancient Rome for under five sesterces a day? What are my legal options if I’m fed to the lions at the Colosseum? All this is answered and more, including advice on finding the best spots to watch Caesar’s assassination, as well as real estate tips to profit from the great Roman fire. There are even recommendations on which historical figures to meet for lunch, and a few pointers on how to avoid being poisoned, beheaded, or torn apart by an angry mob.

by Jonathan W. Stokes - Children's, Children's 8-12, Children's Nonfiction, History, Nonfiction

THE THRIFTY GUIDE TO THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION provides useful information for the practical time traveler, like: Where can I find a decent hotel room in colonial New England? How do I join the Boston Tea Party without winding up in a British prison? How can I score a lunch with Alexander Hamilton? This guide answers these questions and more, including how to join Paul Revere’s spy ring, how to enlist in General Washington’s army and how to storm a British gun battery when you haven’t eaten for three days.

by Jonathan W. Stokes - Children's 8-12, Historical Fiction, Humor

Luckily for Addison, adventure has a way of finding the Cookes. After his uncle unearths the first ancient Incan clue needed to find a vast trove of lost treasure, he is kidnapped. Addison’s uncle is the bandits’ key to deciphering the ancient clues and looting the treasure...unless Addison and his friends can outsmart the kidnappers and crack the code first. So it’s off to South America, where the excitement, danger, gold, booby traps and car chases are never-ending!