Now check out Booklist reviewer Kay Weisman’s conversation with the amazingly versatile Avi, whose books range from the best-selling Poppy series to the Newbery Medal winner Crispin to classics like Nothing but the Truth and The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle.
But admit it, aren’t you just a little unsure of how to pronounce his name? And where the heck did it come from, anyway? Well, wonder no longer! (And by the way, if you ever want to know how to say “Scieszka” or “Wiesner,” check out TeachingBooks’ nifty pronunciation guide.)