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Kathryn Lasky (born June 24, 1944 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an American children's author. She is also known for writing The Night Journey, Wolves of the Beyond, and the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series. Lasky has written adult novels under the pseudonyms Kathryn Lasky Knight and E.L. Swann.

She is the author of four books in Dear America, five in The Royal Diaries, one in My Name Is America, and three in My America.


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Kathryn Lasky grew up in a Jewish family in Indianapolis, Indiana. She lived in the suburbs with her parents and sister, Martha. Lasky went to the University of Michigan, where she majored in English.

While working as a school teacher, she met her husband Christopher Knight. After sailing the Atlantic Ocean together, Lasky had her first child and wrote her first children's book. She has two children named Max and Meribah.


Dear America[]

My America[]

My Name Is America[]

The Royal Diaries[]

Selected works[]

  • The Night Journey (1981)
  • Sugaring Time (1983)
  • Starbuck Family Adventures (1991-1993)
  • True North (1996)
  • Marven of the Great North Woods (1997)
  • Dancing Through Fire (2005) - Portraits series, book 1
  • Broken Song (2005) - companion to The Night Journey
  • Guardians of Ga'Hoole (2003-2013)
  • Wolves of the Beyond (2010-2013)



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