Publication Order of Twice Upon a Time Books
|Rapunzel||(2005)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Sleeping Beauty||(2006)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Beauty and the Beast||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Willow Falls Books
|11 Birthdays||(2009)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Finally||(2010)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|13 Gifts||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Last Present||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Graceful||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Candymakers Books
|The Candymakers||(2010)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Candymakers and the Great Chocolate Chase||(2016)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Space Taxi Series (with Michael Brawer) Books
|Archie Takes Flight||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Water Planet Rescue||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Archie's Alien Disguise||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Galactic B.U.R.P.||(2016)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|B.U.R.P. Strikes Back||(2017)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Aliens on Earth||(2017)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
|A Mango-shaped Space||(2003)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Leap Day||(2004)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life||(2006)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall||(2007)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Every Soul a Star||(2008)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Pi in the Sky||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Non Fiction Books
|Norman Rockwell||(1995)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Women's Rights||(1997)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Stonehenge||(1998)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Teen Drug Abuse||(1998)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Great Authors of Children's Literature||(1999)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Readings On Night||(2000)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Children's Literature||(2000)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Fantasy||(2001)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Discovering Mythology - Gods and Goddesses||(2002)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Elizabethan England||(2002)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|John Cabot: Early Explorer||(2004)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Ray Bradbury||(2004)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Celebrate Halloween||(2006)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Wendy Mass is the New York Times (NYT) best-selling author of eighteen-novels which have been nominated for 76 state book awards as of now. All of these eighteen books gained worldwide recognition and have-been translated into 20 languages to meet the needs of readers from across the globe. She mostly writes young-adult novels and children’s books. Mass saw massive success with her book A Mango-Shaped Space that also won her Schneider Family-Book Award by American Library Association for Middle School in 2004.
The Twice-Upon a Time fairy-tale series (Leap Day )and Jeremy-Fink and the Meaning of Life are other amazing books penned by Wendy Mass which have all been received with warmth and love. Jeremy-Fink and the Meaning of Life is a great book that got a starred review in Publishers Weekly Magazine.
Mass has earned huge success as an author who has efficiently explored new dimensions of the writing world. Her work is a true inspiration for the aspiring writers as well who would want to gain same heights in this field in future.
Wendy Mass was born on April 22, 1967, in Livingston, New Jersey. From her very school life, Mass was enchanted with reading and writing and spent most of her time doing the same. She also used to work at town libraries in her young age and helped her friends with college applications. She had started to develop her writing skills as a child only when she used to read a maximum number of books for winning over her friends.
She wrote several books in her school time along with her siblings and contested for various awards as well. Although her former dream was to become an astronaut, her unending love for writing eventually shaped her career as a well-established author.
Apart from reading books and working in the library, she also took writing classes for sharpening her writing skills to make sure she left no stone unturned in her career as a writer. After majoring in English at the Tufts University, she moved to Los Angeles and tried her hands on several writing jobs as an editor, literary agent and script reader and so on. She finally realized what she wanted the most and started writing books for pre-teens, teens, and adults.
She also pursued Master’s Degree in creative writing from California State, Long Beach and also a Doctor of Letters degree from Drew University.
Now, Mass has again moved back to her hometown Sparta, New Jersey from where she writes and also works as a book editor. She lives there with her husband, twins and two cats.
In her last six years of career as a writer, she has written seventeen educational books and all of them have become very successful with several of them also winning prestigious awards. She has bagged prominent awards like New York Public and New York Public Library Best Books for the teenage designation. Other than this she has won 11 more state book awards including Michigan State award and Great Lakes Book Award. Her well-known works include both fiction and non-fiction books. The first two series of Wendy Mass are:
Series 1: Twice Upon a Time:
This series consists of three children’s fantasies namely Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty and Beauty and the Beast told in alternating perspectives of the two main characters. All the three well-known and already read books received a surprisingly warm reception from the readers. They were considered as a fresh take on age-old fairy tales. Wendy has gone all-out to add contemporary attitude and humor all throughout the stories that fairly sparkles when you read them.
With her upbeat, breezy and clever writing, Wendy has undoubtedly done a commendable job of making these books great for both young and young-at-heart readers. The plots are kept clean and lighthearted but reasonably charming. As a reader, you will be left wondering about a new state of mind these books can take you to. All the three books received world-wide fame and are a must in your as well as your kid’s books collection.
Series 2: Willow Falls:
From 11 Birthdays, the first children’s novel of the Willow Falls series, Wendy Mass has been added four more amazing novels to the series. All the five books of the series 11 Birthdays, Finally, 13 Gifts, The Last Present and Graceful have received positive reviews by the literary critics and also from the general public. The books are completely imaginatively developed to please the young and growing minds of the children.
The middle-grade friendships and humor will hook your kids to the books who will immediately fall in love with the entire series. Mass is an expert at keeping the pace of the story constant and interesting which can be easily made out of her books.
The movie version of Wendy Mass’s Jeremy-Fink and the Meaning of Life is already out in 2012. Tamar Halpern adapted this book for a feature film and he is the one who directed it as well. The story revolves around a twelve-year-old boy, Jeremy-Fink and his neighbor Lizzy Muldoun. The plot reveals their attempts to retrieve four keys that can unlock a wooden box which was delivered on Jeremy’s 13th birthday. Maxwell Beer and Ryan Simpkins starred in the movie as Jeremy and Lizzy respectively. In his unlimited attempts to get his hands on the lost keys, Jeremy Fink learned the true meaning of life from all the different people he met during his journey.
Overall, it is a moving tale of unique friendship and self-discovery. Both the novel and the movie will leave you dazed for sure.
Wendy Mass is a much-loved author whose die-hard fans are always waiting eagerly to read as much of her incredible work as possible. This American novelist has truly left an unforgettable impression in the children’s writing zone. All the books she has penned down so far have shown the readers how they can learn from encouraging yet most ignored things of life.Book Series In Order » Authors » Wendy Mass