Tony Abbott has written more than eighty books for young readers aged 6 to 14, including the long-running series, The Secrets of Droon, and The Haunting of Derek Stone, launched in 2009.
In addition, Tony has written several novels for older readers, including Kringle, Firegirl, winner of the 2006 Golden Kite Award for Fiction, and, most recently, The Postcard, winner of the 2009 Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery from the Mystery Writers of America.
He is a frequent conference speaker and visitor to schools, and presents workshops to creative writers of all ages.
THE SECRETS OF DROON (Scholastic) is an ongoing original paperback series for readers who enjoy high fantasy at its most exciting and engaging. This much-lauded series has sold over seven million copies worldwide For both boys and girls. Reading level: 7-10 years old; 2nd grade up.
THE HAUNTING OF DEREK STONE (Scholastic) is a spooky ghost story set in the deep south, involving Derek Stone, a regular boy, who is haunted by strange memories and the knowledge that the dead won’t stay that way. For older readers, 10 years old and up; 5th grade up.
TIME SURFERS (Random House) is a series of funny and action-packed science fiction books, feature Ned Banks, his friend Ernie Somers, and Roop and Suzi, two friends from the distant future. For both boys and girls. Reading level: 7-10 years old; 3rd grade up.
KRINGLE (Scholastic) is a fantasy novel that re-imagines the early days of the famous winter gift giver. School Library Journal has called it, “a delightful explanation of the origins of our present-day Santa Claus. Fantasy readers will enjoy this tale year-round.” 9 years to adult; 4th grade up.
FIREGIRL (Little, Brown), winner of the 2006 GOLDEN KITE Fiction Award, is a realistic novel about Tom Bender and his classmates when burn victim Jessica Feeney joins their class. Given Starred Reviews by Publishers Weekly and The Bulletin for the Center of Children’s Books, FIREGIRL has been called “stirring,” and “quietly powerful … a book that young readers will treasure.” 9 years to adult, 4th grade up.
THE POSTCARD (Little, Brown), winner of the EDGAR Award for 2009, is a big, broad, comical mystery set in both “old” and new Florida. It has been hailed as a fascinating mix of high adventure, profound friendship, and the love that binds family across the years. 9 years, 4th grade to adult.
Member since 1989
Region: New England: South (Connecticut/Rhode Island)
Published In Children's Market:
Available for Speaking Engagements?