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Name: Kenneth Oppel  
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Date of Birth: 31st August 1967
Place of Birth: Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
Profession: Writer
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Kenneth Oppel was born on August 31, 1967 in Port Alberni in British Columbia. While born in Port Alberni, he spent his childhood in Victoria and Halifax. Oppel published his first book, Colin's Fantastic Video Adventure, in 1985, and written while a high school student in Victoria. After writing the book, Oppel sent the book to his favorite author, Roald Dahl, who recommended it to his agent. Oppel went on to receive his Bachelor of Arts degree in cinema studies and English at the University of Toronto, writing The Live-Forever Machine in his last year of college. He also married his wife, now Philippa Oppel. After his marriage, Oppel moved to England while Philippa worked on her Ph.D. at Oxford, and wrote a number of books during that period, receiving a number of ideas by acting as a typist for student's papers. Oppel also began to write a number of screenplays, though so far none have been used in a global theater format. Oppel has also worked as an editor at Quill and Quire, a children's Canadian book magazine, from 1995 to 1996, and has had two children, one of whom is named Sophia. His most recent book is Airborn, released in 2004. A sequel to this book, Skybreaker, was published in 2005.


Children's Novels/Books

Colin's Fantastic Video Adventure (1985)

The Live-Forever Machine (1992), reissued (2001)

Dead Water Zone (1992), reissued (2001) Cosmic Snapshots (1993)

Galactic Snapshots (1993)

Silverwing (1997)

Emma's Emu (1999)

Sunwing (1999)

Firewing (2002)

Airborn (2004)

Skybreaker (2005)

Picture Books

Cosimo Cat (1990)

Follow That Star (1992)

Peg and the Whale (2000)

Peg and the Yeti (2004)

Adult Novels

The Devil's Cure (2000)

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