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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Daniel Kraus  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Young Adult;

Born: 1975 Midland, Michigan


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Illinois Connection

Kraus lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Daniel Kraus is an editor, film director and award-winning writer. He wrote ''Trollhunters'' with filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and has directed six feature films, including ''Sheriff'' and ''Musician. '' An editor at the American Library Association, Krause is also a regular contributor to different publications including ''Cosmopolitan'', ''Playboy'', ''Maxim'', and ''Salon.com''.


Awards

The Monster Variations'','''
-- 100 Best Stuff for Teens, New York Public Library, 2009

Rotters


-- Top 10 Horror Fiction, Booklist
-- Blue Ribbon List Winner, BCCB
-- Editors’ Choice List, Booklist
-- Amazing Audiobooks List, American Library Association
-- Earphones Award Winner, AudioFile
-- Bram Stoker Award Finalist, 2011
-- Top Fiction Book, Rue Morgue Magazine, 2011
-- Odyssey Award, 2012
-- Parent's Choice Gold Award for Fiction, 2012
-- Top 10 Youth Books, Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2012
-- ILLINOIS READS Selection, 2015

Scowler


-- Best Fiction for Young Adults, YALSA
-- Tayshas Reading List
-- A Best Book of the Year, Stacked
-- A Best Book of the Year, Liz Burns
-- Editor's Choice, Booklist
-- Best YA/Kids Books, Buzzfeed, 2013
-- Junior Library Guild Selection, 2013
-- 20 Best YA Books, Chicago Public Library, 2013
-- Top 10 Horror Novels, Bloody Disgusting, 2013
-- Top 10 Audiobooks, YALSA, 2014
-- Odyssey Award, 2014

The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch


-- Top Ten Books, Entertainment Weekly, 2015

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Rotters
ISBN: 9781467657044. OCLC Number: 853508364

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Sixteen-year-old Joey's life takes a very strange turn when his mother's tragic death forces him to move from Chicago to rural Iowa with the father he has never known, and who is the town pariah.

Rotters /
ISBN: 0385738579. OCLC Number: 598304908

Delacorte Press,. .

Sixteen-year-old Joey's life takes a very strange turn when his mother's tragic death forces him to move from Chicago to rural Iowa with the father he has never known, and who is the town pariah.

Scowler /
ISBN: 0385743092. OCLC Number: 781594011

Delacorte Press,. .

In the midst of a 1981 meteor shower in Iowa, a homicidal maniac escapes from prison and returns to the farm where his nineteen-year-old son, Ry, must summon three childhood toys, including one called Scowler, to protect himself, his eleven-year-old sister, Sarah, and their mother.

Scowler.
ISBN: 9781480671256. OCLC Number: 893453467

Paw Prints. .

The death and life of Zebulon Finch.
ISBN: 9781442390096. OCLC Number: 927141578

. .

A murdered teen is resurrected to walk the earth for centuries in this sweeping historical epic in the spirit of The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, from the author of Rotters and Scowler.Twenty minutes after his murder on the shores of Lake Michigan in 1896, seventeen-year-old Zebulon Finch awakens, resurrected to suffer an eternity upon the planet. But of all people...why him? Is it because he was a violent Chicago gangster and this is his chance at redemption? Is it because he is a modern-day Job whose suffering is beyond human comprehension? Over the next century--or two--he will try to find out. With a sly aristocratic voice and a healthy appetite for women and anarchy, Zebulon Finch spins a tale of his travels across a young America, watching the country grow and mature, knowing that his mind and body will never do the same. Yes, he is witty. He is also vain. Absolutely brilliant, too. And he is always entertaining. But have no doubt--Zebulon Finch has a heart as vulnerable as anyone's. Too bad he doesn't learn to use it till after it has stoped beating...

The death and life of Zebulon Finch.
ISBN: 148141139X. OCLC Number: 894670557

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"The story follows Zebulon Finch, a teenager murdered in 1896 Chicago who inexplicably returns from the dead and searches for redemption through the ages"--

The death and life of Zebulon Finch.
ISBN: 148141142X. OCLC Number: 957414200

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"The conclusion to Daniel Kraus's saga about a murdered teen who is resurrected to walk the earth for decades to come"--

The monster variations /
ISBN: 0385737335. OCLC Number: 237324956

Delacorte Press,. .

On his way to State University, nineteen-year-old James runs into a former friend and is immersed in memories from the year they were twelve and learned that monsters exist in the world--and within themselves.

Trollhunters
ISBN: 9781489369826. OCLC Number: 969928981

. .

Jim Sturges is your typical teen in suburban San Bernardino, one with an embarrassingly overprotective dad, a best friend named Tubby who shares his hatred of all things torturous (like gym class), and a crush on a girl who doesn't know he exists. But everything changes for Jim when a 45-year old mystery resurfaces, threatening the lives of everyone in his seemingly sleepy town. Soon Jim has to team up with a band of unlikely (and some un-human) heroes to battle the monsters he never knew existed.

Trollhunters /
ISBN: 1423125983. OCLC Number: 883650064

. .

Jim Sturges is your typical teen in suburban San Bernardino-one with an embarrassingly overprotective dad, a best friend named "Tubby" who shares his hatred of all things torturous (like gym class), and a crush on a girl who doesn't know he exists. But everything changes for Jim when a 45-year old mystery resurfaces, threatening the lives of everyone in his seemingly sleepy town. Soon Jim has to team up with a band of unlikely (and some un-human) heroes to battle the monsters he never knew existed.