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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Chad Sell  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: , in

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Illinois Connection

Sell lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Chad Sell grew up in a small town in central Wisconsin. He lived in a neighborhood much like the Cardboard Kingdom where he and his friends bounded through backyards in imaginative games and outfits! He also drew a lot and came up with all kinds of colorful characters. His favorites were often the villains, because despite being different and misunderstood, they were powerful, confident, and got the best costumes.


-- Starred Reviews - Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Bulletin and Booklist, The Cardboard Kingdom

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Selected Titles At Your Library

The cardboard kingdom
ISBN: 9781524719395. OCLC Number: 1037275349

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Follows the adventures of a group of neighborhood children who create costumes from cardboard and use their imagination in adventures with knights, robots, and monsters.