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Michael Fry

Biography

Michael Fry

Michael Fry has been a cartoonist/writer/entrepreneur for over 30 years.

In addition to The Odd Squad middle grade series of illustrated novels for Disney/Hyperion, Fry has created or co/created four international syndicated comic strips including Over the Hedge which runs in over 150 papers worldwide. Over the Hedge was nominated for Best Comic Strip in 2006 by the National Cartoonist Society Rueben Awards.

Fry writes and draws from his studio in the Hill Country near Austin, Texas where he lives with his wife, Kim, their dog, Jack and several shrub-eating cows.

Michael Fry

Books by Michael Fry

Written by Michael Fry and Bradley Jackson with illustrations by Michael Fry - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction

Some nasty imaginary creatures have just escaped into the real world, and it’s an emergency! Bobbie and her friends must take on unicorns, farting spiders, a giant nightmare squid and a scary Viking bounty hunter who is determined to land the whole gang in Trans-Dimensional prison. But Bobbie will learn that sometimes the things that scare us most aren't actually so terrifying once you've faced them. 

by Michael Fry - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Superhero
Victor Spoil hates the Junior Super Academy. His parents couldn't be prouder, because supervillains aren't meant to be nice. Until Victor confesses he wants to leave and become a librarian. But when superheroes and villains --- including his parents --- start disappearing, only a dedicated do-gooder like Victor can track them down. He discovers that the supers are being captured to square off against aliens in gladiator-like shows. And unlike the scripted fights that the supers usually sign up for, these battles are to the death!
 
Written by Michael Fry with a foreword by James Patterson - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Science Fiction, Superhero
Victor Spoil comes from a long line of famous supervillains and he's fully expected to join their ranks one day. But to his family's utter disappointment, Victor doesn't have a single bad-guy bone in his body. He won't run with scissors, he always finishes his peas, and he can't stand to be messy. Hopeless! As a last-ditch effort before they give up and let him be a --- gasp! --- civilian, Victor's exasperated parents send him to apprentice under a disgraced supervillain called The Smear.
by Michael Fry - Fiction, Humor, Relationships

Seventh-grader Nick is forced to join the school’s lamest club by his well-intentioned guidance counselor  --- along with fellow misfits Molly and Karl --- in her quest to cure all three of their “peer allergies.” What starts off as a reluctant band of hopeless oddballs morphs into an effective and empowered team ready to face whatever middle school throws at them.