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Famous Author : David Kirk

During the mid-and late 1990s, author, artist, and toy maker David Kirk took the children's book world by storm with his high-color picture books featuring Miss Spider. Within six years, over four million copies of the Miss Spider titles were in the hands of readers worldwide.

His accidental discovery by a children's book publisher is the dream of many would-be writers. After book publisher Nicholas Callaway bought a toy baby alligator for his daughter, he began to wonder about the toy maker. Kirk was working on a spider character when Callaway approached him about writing and illustrating picture books for children. Kirk launched his literary career in 1994 with Miss Spider's Tea Party. In this story, told in rhyme and glossy oil-paint illustrations, a lonely flower-eating spider wonders why her insect guests will not come to tea. Finally, at the end of this tale, Miss Spider convinces a moth that it is safe to visit.
A big attraction of the Miss Spider books is the artwork. All of the Miss Spider books are oil paint on paper.
Parents magazine named Miss Spider's Wedding to its list of top-ten children's picture books, 1994.
Mr. Kirk lives in upstate New York with his wife, Kathy, and his daughters, Violet, Primrose, and Wisteria
David Kirk's literary works:
Miss Spider Series
Nove the Robot Series
Biddle Books Series

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