Avi

Avi

Avi is the pseudonym of Edward Irving Wortis, who was born in New York City on December 23rd, 1937. He was raised in Brooklyn with his twin sister Emily Wortis Leider (who bestowed upon him the nickname 'Avi') by their father, a psychiatrist, and mother, a social worker. Avi, the name he always went by, grew up in a family of writers and storytellers. In his senior year of high school, he finally decided that he wanted to be a writer, despite being an indifferent student. Since then Avi has written around 70 works for children and young adults, many of which are extremely popular and prestigiously awarded. He has received the Newbery Honor twice (The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, and Nothing But the Truth), one Newbery Medal (Crispin: The Cross of Lead), and the Beacon of Freedom award (Iron Thunder). Avi's storytelling skill is evidenced by the many genres in which his stories are written, be it fantasy, historical fiction, or ghost stories.

Avi is married, with adult children. He and his wife Linda live in Denver, Colorado, after many years on the East Coast.

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24 Items found
Abigail Takes the Wheel
An I Can Read Chapter Book
by Avi
from HarperTrophy
for 3rd-5th grade
in I Can Read Books (Location: EAR-ICR)
$1.88 (1 in stock)
Abigail Takes the Wheel
An I Can Read Chapter Book
by Avi
from HarperTrophy
for 3rd-5th grade
in I Can Read Books (Location: EAR-ICR)
$4.50 (1 in stock)
Crispin at the Edge of the World
by Avi
from Hyperion/Madison Press
for 5th-8th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
Crispin: The Cross of Lead
by Avi
from Hyperion/Madison Press
for 4th-8th grade
2003 Newbery Medal winner
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$6.79
Crispin: The End of Time
by Avi
from Hyperion/Madison Press
for 5th-8th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$6.79 $3.38 (1 in stock)
Crispin: The End of Time
by Avi
from Balzer & Bray
for 5th-8th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$4.50 (1 in stock)
Don't You Know There's a War On?
by Avi
Reprint from HarperCollins
for 4th-7th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$6.79
Ereth's Birthday
Poppy Stories #4
by Avi
from HarperCollins
for 4th-6th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$6.79
Fighting Ground
by Avi
from HarperCollins
for 4th-8th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$1.88 (1 in stock)
Finding Providence
An I Can Read Chapter Book
by Avi
from HarperCollins
for 3rd-5th grade
in I Can Read Books (Location: EAR-ICR)
$4.24 $1.88 (1 in stock)
Hard Gold
by Avi
First Ediition from Hyperion Books for Children
for 4th-8th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$4.50 (1 in stock)
Nothing But the Truth
by Avi
from Scholastic Press
1992 Newbery Honor Book
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$5.94
Poppy
Poppy Stories #2
by Avi
Reprint from HarperCollins
for 3rd-5th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$6.79
Poppy and Ereth
Poppy Stories #6
by Avi
Reprint from HarperCollins
for 3rd-5th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Poppy and Rye
Poppy Stories #3
by Avi
1st edition from HarperCollins
Animal Stories: Fantasy for 3rd-5th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Poppy Collection
Poppy Stories
by Avi
from HarperCollins
for 4th-6th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Poppy's Return
Poppy Stories #5
by Avi
Reprint from HarperCollins
for 3rd-5th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$6.79
Prairie School
An I Can Read Book Level 4
by Avi
from HarperCollins
for 3rd-5th grade
in I Can Read Books (Location: EAR-ICR)
$4.24 $1.88 (2 in stock)
Prairie School - MP Student Guide
by Leigh Lowe
from Memoria Press
for 2nd grade
in Memoria Press Literature & Poetry (Location: LITSG-MP)
$11.95
Prairie School - MP Teacher Guide
by Leigh Lowe
from Memoria Press
for 2nd grade
in Memoria Press Literature & Poetry (Location: LITSG-MP)
$7.00
Ragweed
Poppy Stories #1
by Avi
from HarperCollins
for 4th-6th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Secret School
by Avi
from Sandpiper Books
for 4th-6th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$3.00 (2 in stock)
Sophia's War
by Avi
from Beach Lane Books
for 3rd-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$7.64
True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
by Avi
from Scholastic Press
for 3rd-7th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$6.79