Knucklehead AutoBIography by: jon scieszka/ProJect bY:madison marrs

This is Jon Scieszka. He is the author of his autobiography, Knucklehead. Jon was born September 8th, 1954 in Flint, Michigan. Jon is the second oldest child out of the 6 Scieszka boys. His mother, Shirley, was a registered nurse and his father, Louis, was an elementary school principle at freeman elementary. He then attended college at Albion college in Albion Michigan. He once thought about being a doctor then, so when he attended Albion, he studied science and English. He then graduated in 1976. He moved to NY to write instead and earned his MFA in fiction from Columbia University. Jon later applied for a teaching job as a first grade teacher in NYC. Jon got started on writing when he took off a year from being a teacher to create children's books. One of the first was "The True Story Of The Three Little Pigs." It got rejected many times for being too sophisticated or too dark, but finally with help of a friend he got it published and sold over 3 million copies and they have been translated into 14 different languages and now he is a very successful writer.

What is the book about?

The book Nucklehead is an autobiography about stories from the authors life. He uses humor and sarcasm to entertain his audience and to draw them in. The book talks about his life growing up in Flint, Michigan with 5 brothers, his mother and father during the 1950's-1960's. He tells tons of humorous stories, pranks, and fun times during his childhood.

Opinion and recommendation:

My opinion of the book was that I loved it because the way he wrote it made it seem like you experienced what he experienced too. He did very well on expressing his feelings in the book and describing what he sees, hears, smells, tastes, and feels. I also enjoyed his funny stories and how sarcastic he was. One of my favorite funny stories was in the chapter called "roommates." In that chapter he told a story of when Jim, his brother, would make Jon pay for his own shirt if he wanted to wear it. I liked that story because honestly it reminded me of something I would do to my siblings. I would totally recommend this book to kids who love short, funny, and sarcastic stories.

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