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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Eric Khan Gale  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Young Adult; Children;


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Illinois Connection

Gale lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Eric Khan Gale is a writer and director. He grew up in suburban Michigan and graduated from the University of Michigan. ''The Bully Book'' is his first novel and is based on events from his young life as told through the lens of a mystery novel.

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Titles At Your Library

The Bully Book: A Novel
ISBN: 0062125117

HarperCollins. 2012

What is The Bully Book? Part mystery, part tragedy, part comedy. The paperback includes a Q&A with the author.
Eric Haskins, the new sixth-grade bully target, is searching for answers. And unlike many of us who experienced something awful growing up, he finds them. Though they may not be what he expected.
When the author was eleven, he was bullied. This book is loosely based on incidents that happened to him in sixth grade.
The Bully Book is a Top Ten Indie Next List pick of 2013, and Publishers Weekly called The Bully Book
a "gripping debut novel."

The Zoo at the Edge of the World
ISBN: 0062125168

Balzer + Bray. 2014

From the author of The Bully Book comes a timeless story about a young boy, his father, and the world that comes between them, which New York Times–bestselling author Peter Lerangis called "magical, mysterious, fresh, original, and full of heart."

Marlin is not slow, or mute what he is is a stutterer, and that makes it impossible for him to convince people otherwise. What he is also is a Rackham: the younger son of the world-famous explorer Ronan Rackham, the owner and proprietor of the Zoo at the Edge of the World, a resort where the well-to-do from all over the globe can come to experience the last bit of the wild left at the end of the nineteenth century.

In order to impress a powerful duke who comes to visit the zoo, Marlin's father ventures into the jungle and brings back a mysterious black jaguar, the only one in captivity. Everyone is terrified of it, including Marlin—until one night, when the jaguar confers upon him a powerful gift. Soon, Marlin finds himself with a difficult choice to make and, finally, something to say. If only he can figure out how to say it.

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