The Unbudgeable Curmudgeon

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Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
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8.7 X 10.1 X 0.3 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author

Matthew Burgess is the author of Enormous Smallness: A Story of E. E. Cummings, illustrated by Kris Di Giacomo. He has been a poet-in-residence in New York City elementary schools through the Teachers & Writers Collaborative since 2001, and he is currently completing his PhD at the CUNY Graduate Center. His work has appeared in various magazines and journals, and he recently received an award from the Fund for Poetry. He teaches creative writing and composition at Brooklyn College and lives in Brooklyn, New York. Follow him on Twitter at @MatthewBurgess.

Fiona Woodcock attended the Glasgow School of Art and, since her graduation, has been working freelance on animated films, commercials, and illustration assignments. Fiona likes to draw with children's blow pens, and experiments with cutting stencils and printing techniques. She finds this playful approach inspires fresh ways to visualize ideas. Her previous books include Hiding Heidi, Poppy and the Blooms, and Poppy, Buttercup, Bluebell & Dandy. She lives in London. See more of her work at


"Playful and charming . . . [A] perfect introduction to an advanced emotional concept emotional concept and bonus vocabulary word." --School Library Journal Online