J. Patrick Lewis

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About J. Patrick Lewis: An Indiana Hoosier by birth, Pat Lewis taught Economics for 25 years at the University level before discovering poetry at the age of forty. Since then, he has published over 95 children's picture/poetry books to date. He was recently given the 2010-2011 NCTE Excellence in Children’s Poetry Award, and was the Poetry Foundation's third U.S. Children's Poet Laureate (2011-2013).

After a wild and rugged youth as a bronco rider, lobster fisherman, opera singer, confidential police informant, and Russian spy—he has been to Moscow thirteen times (shhh!)—J. Patrick Lewis is now in the Federal Witness Protection Program in XXXXX, Ohio with XXXXX, his wife, and two vicious K-9 guard toy poodles.

For more about J. Patrick Lewis, visit his website or Facebook page.



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LAST LAUGHS: PREHISTORIC EPITAPHS (2017): Macabre, ironic, and witty epitaphs share how prehistoric creatures like the terror bird, the woolly mammoth, and the T-Rex met their demise. The ever-entertaining J. Patrick Lewis and the inimitable Jane Yolen offer a collection organized by era, with posthumous poems paired with short secondary text providing additional, factual information about each creature. (Ages 4-8)

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