Meet the Author/Illustrator

Mark Teague

Portrait of Mark Teague

Mark Teague and his family live in upstate New York. He worked in a bookstore after college. His job was to set up the books for display. The children's books made him remember his childhood. As a boy, he had written his own stories and drawn pictures for them. Working in the bookstore inspired Mark Teague. He soon began his grown-up career as a writer and illustrator of children's books. Today, he illustrates his own and other authors' books.

  • Mark Teague taught himself to draw. He never took any formal art classes!
  • Some of Mark Teague's characters have funny names. Have you met Wallace Bleff, Wendell Fultz, or Elmo Freem?

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Other Books Written and Illustrated by Mark Teague

  • Moog-Moog, Space Barber
  • Pigsty
  • How I Spent My Summer Vacation
  • The Secret Shortcut
  • The Field Beyond the Outfield

Other Books Illustrated by Mark Teague

  • Poppleton Everyday
    (written by Cynthia Rylant)