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John Skewes: Larry Gets Lost

Larry Gets Lost is the bestselling children’s book series from creator John Skewes. Through simple verse and colorful illustrations, Larry Gets Lost teaches young readers about geography and history in over a dozen cities, from Seattle to New York City and everywhere in between. The series has sold hundreds of thousands of copies, and is a staple in home and classroom libraries across the nation.

JOHN SKEWES is a professional illustrator living in Seattle, WA. He began work as a product designer and character artist for Disney Consumer Products before leaving to start his own company, Retrodyne Industries, in 2001. His clients include Warner Bros., Hanna-Barbera, Fox, Pixar, and Simon & Schuster. As the creator and illustrator of the award-winning Larry Gets Lost children’s book series, John has followed Larry from the southern tip of Texas to tiny Nome, Alaska, and has been lost several times himself. He has illustrated over 20 children’s books, including the Flintstones, Tom and Jerry, and Alvin and the Chipmunks.