Writer & Illustrator
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Novak has been making up stories and pictures as long as
he can remember.
grew up in the small town of Sheppton, Pennsylvania, where he
spent a lot of time daydreaming. As a youngster, he put on puppet
shows for his fourth
made some animated films
his little super-8 movie camera (back
the old days before home video), and he
acted in some plays in school and later
some professional acting.
he grew up, he attended the School
Visual Arts in New York City and
how much fun it was to write and
books for children.
he creates books that make him laugh, and he hopes kids will get
a good chuckle out of them too.
keeping with his background, Matt Novak continues to perform,
but now he does programs for children, schools and conferences.
awards include a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
as well as a Parent's Choice Honor for Mouse TV, and
the International Reading Association Children's Choice Award
for his I-Can-Read title, Newt.
multi-talented man, Matt Novak has worked as a puppeteer, a teacher,
and a Disney artist. Among the things he loves are reading, biking,
hiking, gardening, and cooking. His favorite food is lasagna.
Novak and his family live in Pennsylvania.