Tom Angleberger

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Tom Angleberger
Pen nameSam Riddleburger
GenreChildren's fiction
Notable awardsBlue Bonnet
Spouse Cece Bell [1]

Tom Angleberger is an American children's writer, best known for the Origami Yoda series. [2] As of March 2013, more than 3.3 million copies of his books had been sold worldwide. Angleberger lives in Virginia with his wife, Cece Bell, who is also a children's author. [3]


Angleberger is also the author of children's books published under the name Sam Riddleburger. [4]

Personal life

Angleberger and wife Cece Bell met at the College of William & Mary, where they both majored in art. They have two children. [1] Angleberger has Asperger syndrome. [5]


As Sam Riddleburger

Reissued 2014 as The Qwikpick Papers: Poop Fountain! by Angleberger, in print illustrated by Jen Wang (Abrams Amulet Books, OCLC   858845558) and audio read by Mark Turetsky (Recorded Books, OCLC   880724088 "8 years and up").

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  3. Hilboldt Allport, Brandy (21 March 2013). "Read All About It: Author in orbit again with winsome activity book". The Florida Times-Union . Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  4. The U.S. Library of Congress cites a Cataloging in Publication data change request filed for The Qwikpick Papers (2007). "Riddleburger, Sam". Library of Congress Authorities ( Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  5. Angleberger, Tom (8 April 2015). "How Asperger's powers my writing". The Guardian . Retrieved 4 July 2021.
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