Greg Taylor (author)

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Greg Taylor (born 1951) is an American author of books for children and young adults. He is also a screenwriter of films including Jumanji and Prancer.[1]

Life[edit]

He was born and grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and attended Penn State University.[2]

Books[edit]

Killer Pizza[edit]

Published in 2009 by Feiwel & Friends, Killer Pizza was Greg Taylor's debut novel and is styled after B horror movies.[3] Aspiring to be a famous chef, Toby Magill gets a job at a monster-themed pizza restaurant called Killer Pizza,[3] only to discover that his new place of employment is actually a Monster Hunting Organization, where he and some other teens, Strobe and Annabel fight monsters called the guttata (Werewolf-like creatures) while disguised in their pizza delivery uniforms.[4][5][6] Film studio MGM was reported in 2011 to have been working on a movie adaptation with a script by Adam Green.[7]

Killer Pizza: The Slice[edit]

Killer Pizza: The Slice, a sequel to Killer Pizza, was published in 2011 by Feiwel & Friends.[8] Toby and his fellow monster-hunters visit the Killer Pizza headquarters in New York and are sent on a mission involving a teenage shapeshifter.[9][10][11]

The Girl Who Became a Beatle[edit]

Published in 2011 by Feiwel & Friends, this young adult-novel is about a teenage musician who wishes her band, The Caverns, could be as famous as The Beatles. The next day, she finds that The Caverns have replaced The Beatles in history.[12][13][14][15] Christian Science Monitor found it "slight but engaging".[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Greg Taylor on IMDB, accessed June 12, 2012.
  2. ^ Taylor, Greg. "Bio". Greg Taylor Writer. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Killer Pizza", Publishers Weekly, 06/15/2009.
  4. ^ "Killer Pizza", Kirkus Reviews, May 1st, 2009.
  5. ^ Giarratano, Kimberly Garnick (September 2009). "Killer Pizza". School Library Journal. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  6. ^ Chipman, Ian (May 2009). "Killer Pizza". Booklist. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  7. ^ Fisher, Lorna. MGM to serve up Adam Green’s Killer Pizza adaptation, Total Film, November 9, 2011
  8. ^ Black, Susan (November 2011). "Killer Pizza: The Slice". Library Media Connection. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Killer Pizza: The Slice", Kirkus Reviews, April 18th, 2011.
  10. ^ Zipperer, Freya Johnson (September 2011). "Killer Pizza: the Slice". SIGNAL Journal. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  11. ^ Sherman, Shawna (August 2011). "Killer Pizza: The Slice". School Library Journal. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  12. ^ "The Girl Who Became a Beatle", Kirkus Reviews, January 8th, 2011.
  13. ^ "The Girl Who Became a Beatle". Publishers Weekly. December 2010. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  14. ^ Pattee, Amy S. (April 2011). "The Girl Who Became a Beatle". School Library Journal. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  15. ^ Engberg, Gillian (January 2011). "The Girl Who Became a Beatle". Booklist. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  16. ^ Kehe, Marjorie, 4 great summer books for middle-grade readers : 3. "The Girl Who Became a Beatle," by Greg Taylor, Christian Science Monitor, 2011

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