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Allan Woodrow

Pen Name: Fowler DeWitt

Connection to Illinois: Woodrow lives in Vernon Hills.

Biography: Allan Woodrow grew up in Michigan. He is a children's author who also writes under the pen name, Fowler DeWitt. He was also one of eleven other contributing authors to the book, ''Lucky Dog: Twelve Tales of Rescued Dogs''.

  • """Field Tripped"""
  • -- ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2019

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Children

Allan Woodrow on WorldCat:

Selected Titles

Class dismissed /
ISBN: 0545800714 OCLC: 899488688

Class 507 is terrible, and one day, after a particularly disastrous science experiment, Ms. Bryce quits and walks out in the middle of class, and the school office never finds out--at first all the fifth graders enjoy goofing off, but after a few days that starts getting boring, and the students begin to realize that school without a teacher is not easy, cooperating is difficult, and keeping a secret is harder than they thought.

Field tripped /
ISBN: 1338116916 OCLC: 1015274879

The fifth graders of Liberty Falls Elementary have a reputation for trouble, but they still have a field trip to the mansion of Edward Minks (local inventor, founder of the town, and great-great-great grandfather of fifth-grader Eddie). While there, they search for secret inventions that are rumored to be hidden in the mansion--but they find that they are not the only ones searching, and somehow this class of trouble-makers must work together to thwart the thieves.

The amazing Wilmer Dooley :
ISBN: 1442498544 OCLC: 858276146

Hoping to impress Roxie with his dazzling project on bacteria, seventh-grader-to-be Wilmer Dooley enters the state science fair, where he encounters his arch nemesis, Claudius, who may be planning something terribly sinister.

The contagious colors of Mumpley Middle School /
ISBN: 1442478292 OCLC: 819275534

When a mysterious illness sweeps through school, causing students to change color, sixth-grade scientist Wilmer Dooley tries to find the cause and cure.

The curse of the Werepenguin /
ISBN: 0451480449 OCLC: 1111627780

"Some stories are about happy, adorable penguins who form families, learn to dance, or make friends. This is not one of those stories. All orphan Bolt Wattle has ever wanted was to find his true family. When a mysterious baron in far-off Brugaria sends for Bolt, he wonders if he's getting closer to finding his long-lost parents. But Baron Chordata appears to be a twelve-year-old boy who wears tuxedos all the time, shouts at everyone, and forbids Bolt from asking questions. Things couldn't get any worse . . . until midnight, when the Baron bites Bolt and turns him into a half boy, half penguin. Then things really couldn't get worse-- nope, wait, they get a lot worse. With the help and hindrance of a plucky girl who just might be the world's greatest bandit, a whale cult led by a man whose weapon is a stale loaf of French bread, and a sinister but friendly fortune-teller who can't stop cackling, Bolt's on a quest to reverse the curse, return to human form, and stop the Baron from taking over the country of Brugaria with his army of mind-controlled penguins in what might be the weirdest--and funniest--middle-grade novel you've ever read."--Provided by publisher.

The pet war /
ISBN: 0545513197 OCLC: 823473410

Scholastic Press, New York : 2013.

Eleven-year-old Otto wants a dog, and his older sister Lexi wants a cat, so their mother suggests that whoever can raise enough money to pay for their pet can choose--and so the competition begins.

The rotten adventures of Zachary Ruthless /
ISBN: 0062005871 OCLC: 670475648

Harper, New York : ©2011.

Ten-year-old Zachary Ruthless, who aspires to join the Society of Utterly Rotten, Beastly, and Loathsome Lawbreaking Scoundrels (SOURBALLS), acquires an inexperienced but earnest henchman and sets out to prove how evil he can be.

Unschooled /
ISBN: 1338116886 OCLC: 968767158

Fifth graders George and Lilly are best friends, but when they end up leading separate teams competing for the Spirit Week prize, it puts a strain on their friendship, especially when the competition generates a host of nasty pranks designed to sabotage their teams--and if Principal Klein finds out what is going on Spirit Week will be canceled and everybody concerned will spend the rest of the year in detention.