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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Peter Kujawinski  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Young Adult;

Born: in Chicago


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Illinois Connection

Kujawinski was born in Chicago and while living in many different countries he lives there again today.

Biographical and Professional Information

Peter Kujawinski was an American diplomat for eighteen years. He was on assignment in places like Israel, Haiti and France and at the United Nations in New York. Most recently, he was the U.S. Consul General in western Canada, which included Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories. While working as a diplomat, he started to write for adults and children. He has contributed to the international edition of the ''New York Times'', and with co-author Jake Halpern, has written the ''Dormia'' trilogy.


Awards

Nightfall


-- Bestseller, New York Times
-- Bestseller, Indie
-- ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2017

Edgeland


-- Starred Review, Booklist, 2017

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) Kujawinski loves doing school visits! If you’re interested in organizing a visit, contact him at [mailto:peterkujawinski@gmail.com peterkujawinski@gmail.com].

Selected Titles At Your Library

Dormia
ISBN: 9780547394473. OCLC Number: 754642100

Sandpiper,. .

After learning of his ancestral ties to Dormia, a hidden kingdom whose inhabitants possess the ancient power of wakeful sleeping, Alfonso sets out to save the kingdom from destruction, discovering secrets that lurk in his own sleep.

Dormia /
ISBN: 0547328877. OCLC Number: 258767945

Houghton Mifflin,. .

After learning of his ancestral ties to Dormia, a hidden kingdom in the Ural Mountains whose inhabitants possess the ancient power of "wakeful sleeping," twelve-year-old Alfonso sets out on a mission to save the kingdom from destruction, discovering secrets that lurk in his own sleep.

Edgeland
ISBN: 0147517419. OCLC Number: 956959117

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Orphaned Wren and her friend Alec live on Edgeland, where the dead are prepared for the afterlife, but when they are accidentally sucked into the Drain, they find something unimaginable.

Nightfall
ISBN: 9781101925966. OCLC Number: 930410177

Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group,. .

The dark will bring your worst nightmares to light in this gripping and eerie survival story, perfect for fans of James Dashner and Neil Gaiman. On Marin's island, sunrise doesn't come every twenty-four hours?it comes every twenty-eight years . Now the sun is just a sliver of light on the horizon. The weather is turning cold and the shadows are growing long. Because sunset triggers the tide to roll out hundreds of miles, the islanders are frantically preparing to sail south, where they will wait out the long Night. Marin and her twin brother, Kana, help their anxious parents ready the house for departure. Locks must be taken off doors. Furniture must be arranged. Tables must be set. The rituals are puzzling?bizarre, even?but none of the adults in town will discuss why it has to be done this way. Just as the ships are about to sail, a teenage boy goes missing?the twins' friend Line. Marin and Kana are the only ones who know the truth about where Line's gone, and the only way to rescue him is by doing it themselves. But Night is falling. Their island is changing. And it may already be too late. From the Hardcover edition.

Nightfall /
ISBN: 0399175806. OCLC Number: 898419365

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"On a distant island where day and night exist on fourteen-year cycles, and the islanders migrate south each sunset, three children get left behind and must find a way off the island before the Night finds them"--

Shadow Tree /
ISBN: 1492211206. OCLC Number: 864014031

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In the finale to the Dormia trilogy, the dreaded nursery rhyme comes to life at last as a dark Shadow Tree threatens to cause the world's end. But who will stop it? Alfonso is now an ageling, Resuza and Hill are slaves, Bilblox appears to be a traitor, and Leif is shipwrecked on the edge of a forbidding forest. An ancient prophecy states that the Tree can be destroyed, but the price must be paid in blood, and whoever tries faces certain death. Nonetheless, a hero must journey northward, across the great polar expanse, to Dargora, the mythical city built of ice and human bones. All hope rests on a hooded girl making a dangerous trek with a newborn baby, the only one who can change the course of fate.

Shadow Tree :
ISBN: 9780786755622. OCLC Number: 862104705

Argo-Navis,. .

In this long-awaited finale to the Dormia trilogy, the dreaded nursery rhyme comes to life at last as a?dark shadow tree threatens to cause the?world's end. And who will stop it? Alfonso is now an ageling, Resuza and Hill are slaves, Bilblox appears to be a traitor, and Leif is shipwrecked on the edge of a forbidding forest. An ancient prophecy states that the tree can be destroyed, but the price must be paid in blood, and whoever tries faces certain death. Nonetheless, a hero must journey northward, across the great polar expanse, to Dargora? the mythical city built of ice and h.

World's End
ISBN: 9780547577197. OCLC Number: 694829997

Sandpiper/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,. .

After learning that his presumed-dead father may still be alive, Alfonso Perplexon, now fifteen years old, takes on the dangerous task of returning to the land of Dormia to search for him.