Awards & Winners

Tony Abbott

Date of Birth 26-October-1952
Place of Birth Cleveland
(United States of America, Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Area code 216)
Nationality United States of America
Profession Novelist, Writer
Tony Abbott 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. He has also written the bestseller "Firegirl". 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. 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. He attended the workshops of Patricia Reilly Giff to further develop his writing after college. Abbott currently lives in Trumbull, Connecticut, with his wife, two daughters, and two dogs. Tony had one brother and two sisters.

Awards by Tony Abbott

Check all the awards nominated and won by Tony Abbott.


Edgar Award for Best Juvenile
Honored for : The Postcard

Nominations 2009 »

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Edgar Award for Best Juvenile The Postcard


Nominations 2008 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award Firegirl
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