Library Slang Dictionary: Artificial Author
1. Author who continues a popular book franchise that he/she did not originally write.
Wait â€“ Margret and H.A. Rey are still writing Curious George books?
Nope. Artificial author.
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About Travis Jonker
Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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