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Jonathan London is an American children’s book author. He has written over eighty books for young readers.
Born in New York in 1947, London began writing poetry as a teenager. He earned an MA in social sciences from San Jose State University in 1970. After this, for a period of twenty years, he worked a variety of jobs, including time spent as a dancer, a day laborer, and a counselor.
Having continued writing while doing these jobs, he had produced a number of stories and poems, some of which had been published in literary magazines. After the birth of his two sons, London turned his attention to stories for children.
London’s first book for children was The Owl Who Became the Moon, published in 1993. It incorporated London’s experiences, both of nature and of train travel. It was followed by A Koala for Katie and Voices of the Wild, both published in the same year. Over the following three years, London continued to write books that reflected his love of nature. He is also the author of the popular Count the Ways, Little Brown Bear.
His best known series of children’s books is his Froggy titles. The first book, Froggy Gets Dressed, tells the story of how Froggy gets ready to go out into the snow. It was followed by other titles such as Let’s Go, Froggy!, Froggy Learns to Swim, Froggy Bakes a Cake, Froggy Rides a Bike, and Froggy’s Best Babysitter.
London continues to write children’s books, including additional Froggy titles.