Author Spotlight
Bruce Coville

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Bruce Coville

“My writing works best when I remember that bookish child who adored reading and gear the work toward him.”—Bruce Coville


Bruce Coville is a man with many talents. A popular author, teacher, and playwright, he was born in Syracuse, New York on May 16, 1950. He attended Duke University, the State University of New York at Binghamton, and the State University College at Oswego, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education in 1973.

Coville’s love of reading developed early in his childhood. “I was an absolute bookaholic. My father had... Read More

The Phoenix and the Carpet
Written by E. Nesbit, Illustrated by H. R. Millar, Introduction by Bruce Coville

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