Tony Abbott (author)

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Tony Abbott
Born (1952-10-26) October 26, 1952 (age 67)
Cleveland, Ohio
Notable works The Secrets of Droon

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Tony Abbott (born 26 October 1952) is an American author of children's books. His most popular work is the book series The Secrets of Droon , which includes over 40 books. He has sold over 12 million copies of his books and they have been translated into several other languages, including Italian, Spanish, Korean, French, Japanese, Polish, Turkish, and Russian. [1] He has also written Firegirl and The Copernicus Legacy.


Early life

Tony Abbott was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1952. His father was a university professor and had an extensive library of books which became one of Abbott's first sources of literature. Tony had one brother and two sisters.[ citation needed ] When he was eight years old, his family moved to Connecticut where he went through elementary school and high school. Abbott attended the University of Connecticut, and after studying both music and psychology, decided to study English and graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor's degree in English literature and major's in Music and Psychology. After college, he travelled to Europe, returned home and found work at several bookstores and a publishing company. He attended the workshops of Patricia Reilly Giff to further develop his writing. [2]


While taking writing class from Patricia Reilly Giff and several failures, Abbott finally published his book Danger Guys. He is well known for the book series The Secrets of Droon , which includes over 40 books. [1] He has also written the bestseller Firegirl and The Copernicus Legacy series.

Personal life

Abbott currently lives in Trumbull, Connecticut, with his wife, two daughters, and two dogs.[ citation needed ] He is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, the Yale Center for British Art, and other esteemed arts organizations.


Mr. Abbott has written over ninety-five books including: [3]

Danger Guys series

The Weird Zone series

The Haunting of Derek Stone series

Secrets of Droon series

Special editions

  • The Magic Escapes (Scholastic/November 2002)
  • Wizard or Witch (Scholastic/March 2004)
  • Voyagers of the Silver Sand (Scholastic/July 2005)
  • Sorcerer (Scholastic/September 2006)
  • Moon Magic (Scholastic/February 2008)
  • Crown of Wizards (Scholastic/May 2009)
  • The Genie King (Scholastic/June 2010)
  • The Final Quest (Scholastic/October 2010)

Non-series works

UnderWorlds Series

The Copernicus Legacy

He also has written the Cracked Classics series, a set of books that narrate classics in a mordern way


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  1. 1 2 About Tony from Abbott's website
  2. "Placing Family First Hasn't Held Children's Author Back". TAMMY LA GORCE. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  3. "Search - List of Books by Tony Abbott". Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  4. "Underworlds *1: The Battle Begins [Paperback]". Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  5. "Underworlds *2: When Monsters Escape [Paperback]". Retrieved 26 February 2013.