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Author Study of JANET WONG

by Becky Laney

Five Fun Facts

  • She was born September 30, 1962, in Los Angeles, CA.
  • Her father was Chinese; Her mother was Korean.
  • Before becoming a writer, she was a lawyer.
  • She is married and has one son, Andrew—who is the inspiration for the picture book Grump
  • She writes pictures books and poetry books.

All biographical information comes from her biography in Contemporary Authors available through Galenet.

Wong Bibliography

Poetry Books

  • Good Luck Gold and Other Poems (Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing), ISBN: ISBN: 0-689-50617-1.
  • A Suitcase of Seaweed and Other Poems (Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing), ISBN: 0-689-80788-0.
  • The Rainbow Hand: Poems About Mothers and Children (Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing) ISBN: 0-689-82148-4.
  • Behind the Wheel: Poems About Driving (Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing) ISBN: 0-689-82531-5.
  • Night Garden: Poems from the World of Dreams (Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing) ISBN: 0-689-82617-6.

Picture Books

  • Buzz (Harcourt, Inc.) ISBN: 0-152-01923-5.
  • This Next New Year (Frances Foster Books/Farrar Straus Giroux) ISBN: 0374355037.
  • The Trip Back Home (Harcourt, Inc.) ISBN: 0-15-200784-9.
  • Grump (Margaret K. McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster) ISBN: ISBN: 0-689-83485-3.
  • You Have To Write (Margaret K. McElderry Books) ISBN: 0-689-83409-8.
  • Apple Pie Fourth of July (Harcourt, Inc.) ISBN: ISBN: 0-15-202543-x.

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