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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Allan Woodrow  

Pen Name: Fowler DeWitt

Genre: Fiction

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Woodrow lives outside of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Allan Woodrow is a children's author who also writes under the pen name, Fowler DeWitt. He was also one of eleven other contributing authors to the book, [http://www.amazon.com/Lucky-Dog-Twelve-Tales-Rescued/dp/0545554519/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1403713637&sr=1-2&keywords=lucky+dog Lucky Dog: Twelve Tales of Rescued Dogs].Allan Woodrow grew up in Michigan and currently lives near Chicago.


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Titles At Your Library

Unschooled
ISBN: 1338116886

Scholastic Press. 2017

This year's fifth graders are the worst Principal Klein has ever seen. But he's hoping that Spirit Week can teach them teamwork, with a top secret prize for the winning team as incentive.
Best friends George and Lilly have been looking forward to Spirit Week all year. They might be complete opposites, but they can't wait to be on the winning team together. When their classes end up rivals, with Lilly leading Team Red and George leading Team Blue, the friends swear they can compete and remain best friends.
But suddenly there are slimed lockers, sabotaged costumes, and class pets held hostage. As the pranks escalate, it threatens everything, including the prize. Because if Principal Klein finds out, Spirit Week will be cancelled and the students will spend the rest of the year in detention.
Can George and Lilly find a way to fix their friendship and get the entire fifth grade to play fair, or is the most awesome week of fifth grade about to make this the worst school year ever?

Class Dismissed
ISBN: 0545800714

Scholastic Press. 2015

Class 507 is the worst class Ms. Bryce has ever taught. And she would know -- she's been teaching forever. They are so terrible that when a science experiment goes disastrously wrong (again), Ms. Bryce has had it and quits in the middle of the lesson. But through a mix-up, the school office never finds out.

Which means... Class 507 is teacher-free!

The class figures if they don't tell anyone, it'll be one big holiday. Kyle and his friends can play games all day. Samantha decides she'll read magazines and give everyone (much needed) fashion advice. Adam can doodle everywhere without getting in trouble. Eric will be able to write stories with no one bothering him. And Maggie... well, as the smartest kid in the class she has an ambitious plan for this epic opportunity.

But can Class 507 keep the principal, the rest of the students, and their parents from finding out... or will the greatest school year ever turn into the worst disaster in school history?

The Pet War
ISBN: 0545513197

Scholastic Press. 2013

THE PET WAR is a hilarious story about the timeless battles of dog vs. cat, brother vs. sister, know-it-all vs. know-nothing.

Eleven-year-old Otto wants a dog. His twelve-year-old perfect sister, Lexi, wants a cat. Their mother, who works very long hours as a nurse, wants neither. Pets are expensive so who's going to pay for everything? And what happens to the pet when the siblings are at their dad's for the weekend?
Otto has an idea. What if he got a job and earned enough money to pay for the dog? Then Lexi has to open her big mouth. She proposes that whichever sibling can raise enough money first will decide which pet they get. Oddly enough, their mom and dad agree.
With Otto and Lexi each out to defeat the other, their business plans become more elaborate and involved. As the competition gets fiercer, the stakes get higher, and the battle lines have been drawn, so let the Pet War begin. . . .

The Rotten Adventures of Zachary Ruthless #1
ISBN: 0062005871

HarperCollins. 2011

Are you rotten enough to read this book?

Ha! And I mean that in a laugh-in-your-face, you’re not-really-rotten-at-all way. Have you ever destroyedthe planet? Turned earthworms into your personalarmy of doom? Refused to eat your broccoli andhidden it in your underwear? Well, never mind thatlast one. I mean, who hasn’t? But still, no one is asrotten as Zachary Ruthless. In fact, his adventuresare so rotten you might want to just put this bookdown now and back away very slowly.

The Amazing Wilmer Dooley: A Mumpley Middle School Mystery
ISBN: 1442498544

Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 2014

Student scientist Wilmer Dooley and his friends—and enemies—are back with another hilarious mystery to solve in this zany, action-packed sequel to The Contagious Colors of Mumpley Middle School.

Wilmer Dooley can’t wait to be a seventh grader. But first, he really can’t wait for the 45th Annual State Science Fair and Consortium. It will be a blissful summer weekend spent hanging out with Ernie and impressing Roxie with his dazzling project on bacteria.

But Wilmer’s dreams come crashing down when he arrives at the dilapidated Sac à Puces Palladium, Lodge, and Resort-Like Hotel. First, his old biology teacher, Mrs. Padgett, is a chaperone—and she absolutely despises Wilmer. Next he learns that the fair’s final activity involves being stranded in the dark woods and trying not to get eaten by bears. And worst of all, his arch nemesis, Claudius, is there—and he’s brought along his equally rotten cousin Vlad.

Wilmer quickly begins to suspect that the two are planning something horribly sinister. But as he grows more and more concerned, the other kids begin behaving more and more strangely...almost as if they’re being brainwashed. And when Wilmer discovers the diabolical scheme that’s afoot, it’s even more terrible than he had imagined—and he may be too late to stop it.

The Contagious Colors of Mumpley Middle School
ISBN: 1442478292

Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 2013

Something strange is happening to the sixth grade—and it’s up to student scientist Wilmer Dooley to crack the case in this fast-paced novel full of humor and mystery.

If there’s one important thing Wilmer Dooley’s dad always says, it’s this: “Where are my car keys?”

Okay, maybe not that. He also says: “Observe!”

Wilmer has always known that the greatest science comes from the keenest observations. So when he observes his classmates looking a little green…and orange...and chartreuse-fuchsia polka-dotted...he knows that it’s up to him to find the cause of this mysterious illness—and the cure.

But with his arch nemesis, Claudius Dill, hot on his heels

the eagle-eyed biology teacher, Mrs. Padgett, determined to thwart his plans

and a host of fluorescent classmates bouncing off the walls at increasingly dangerous speeds, can Wilmer prove he has what it takes to save the sixth grade from a colorful demise before it’s too late?


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