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About the Author
J. M. DeMatteis has been a professional musician, a rock journalist, and a writer for film and television, but he's best known as a critically acclaimed, Eisner Award-winning writer of comic books. In addition to his work on Spider-Man, Superman, Batman, and many other pop culture icons, he is the author of an acclaimed autobiographical graphic novel, Brooklyn Dreams, as well as the Abadazad series for young readers. Mr. DeMatteis lives with his family in New York. This is his first novel for HarperCollins.
Twelve popular storytellers of the early-twentieth century contributed to this collection published for the Boy Scouts of America. Among the most notable are: Zane Grey, a bestselling author of adventure novels and stories set in the American West; Jack London, a novelist, journalist, and short story writer who wrote powerful works of adventure and science fiction and was a pioneer of literary naturalism; Irvin S. Cobb, an American humorist and editor who contributed to Joseph Pulitzer's New York World; and W.H.H. "Adirondack" Murray, a clergyman and author of books set in Upstate New York's Adirondack Mountains.