Bruce Coville
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Bruce Coville

Bruce Coville was born in Syracuse, New York, in 1950. His family lived in farm territory, about twenty miles north of Syracuse. Bruce grew up around the corner from his grandparents' dairy farm, where he spent a great deal of time as a child, dodging cows and chores to the best of his ability. As a young reader he loved Mary Poppins and Dr. Dolittle, and still has fond memories of rising ahead of the rest of his family so he could huddle in a chair and read THE VOYAGES OF DR. DOLITTLE. He also read lots of things that people consider junk (Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, Tom Swift, and zillions of comic books). His only real regret is the time he spent watching television, when he could have been reading instead. (A mind is a terrible thing to waste!)

His first book, THE FOOLISH GIANT, was published in 1978. It was illustrated by his wife, Katherine, whom he had married in 1969. This was followed in 1979 by SARAH'S UNICORN, also illustrated by Katherine. After a long period of working separately, the Covilles began collaborating again with SPACE BRAT and GOBLINS IN THE CASTLE, both published in 1992.

Before getting published Bruce earned his living as a toymaker, a gravedigger, a cookware salesman, an assembly line worker, and finally as an elementary school teacher (second and fourth grades). He left teaching in 1981 to devote himself to becoming a full time writer - though it took another five years to achieve that goal!)

Bruce has published over 100 books, which have appeared in over a dozen countries around the world and sold more than sixteen million copies. Among his most popular titles are MY TEACHER IS AN ALIEN, INTO THE LAND OF THE UNICORNS, and THE MONSTER'S RING. In 2001 he founded Full Cast Audio, an audiobook company dedicated to creating unabridged, full cast recordings of the best in children's and young adult literature.

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Best Sellers

    • William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale

    • By: Bruce Coville
    • Narrated by: A. C. Fellner
    • Length: 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    A story of redemption and the strength of friendship and true love, The Winter's Tale is perhaps also Bruce Coville's most eloquent retelling yet....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great intro to Shakespeare for kids

    • By krislyn on 03-26-12

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher

    • By: Bruce Coville
    • Narrated by: Bruce Coville
    • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    If Howard Morton and Freddie the Frog Killer were trying to hold you down so that Mary Lou Hutton could kiss you, you might run as fast as Jeremy Thatcher did....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My kid and husband love it.

    • By Chris & Crystal on 05-10-16

    Regular price: $14.60

    • Into the Land of the Unicorns

    • The Unicorn Chronicles, Book 1
    • By: Bruce Coville
    • Narrated by: Bruce Coville
    • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133

    With the help of fantastic creatures, Cara embarks on a journey across Luster to deliver a message from her grandmother to the queen of the unicorns....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Full Cast recording is amazing

    • By Maelana on 01-06-15

    Regular price: $20.97

    • My Teacher Is an Alien

    • By: Bruce Coville
    • Narrated by: Nancy O'Connor
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    The story begins when Susan Simmons returns to school from spring vacation. Susan has been looking forward to the big class play her teacher has been planning....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book for kids and adults.

    • By John Day on 05-13-18

    Regular price: $25.20

    • The Dragon of Doom

    • Moongobble and Me
    • By: Bruce Coville
    • Narrated by: Ryan Sparkes, the Full Cast Family
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    When an almost-magician named Moongobble and his talking toad, Urk, move into the abandoned cottage near Edward's home, it seems like a dream come true....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable

    • By Elijah Mathew smith on 08-20-07

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Dark Whispers

    • Unicorn Chronicles, Book 3
    • By: Bruce Coville
    • Narrated by: Bruce Coville
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 55

    Cara Diana Hunter journeys to the Valley of the Centaurs in search of a mysterious lost story that could hold the key to the survival of the unicorns....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good book!

    • By Brittany Johnston on 03-01-18

    Regular price: $20.29

    • The Weeping Werewolf

    • Moongobble and Me
    • By: Bruce Coville
    • Narrated by: Ryan Sparkes, the Full Cast Family
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Moongobble and Edward are off on another Mighty Task, even more dangerous than the first....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful story

    • By Geekeagle on 01-27-05

    Regular price: $7.95

    • The Last Hunt

    • The Unicorn Chronicles, Book 4
    • By: Bruce Coville
    • Narrated by: Bruce Coville
    • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    In the center of Luster towers an enormous tree that is the Heart of the World. Now the tree is wounded, pierced by a tunnel that connects it to Earth....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprising Conclusion

    • By Gina Marstan on 09-24-16

    Regular price: $59.50

    • The Enchanted Files: Diary of a Mad Brownie

    • By: Bruce Coville
    • Narrated by: full cast, Euan Morton, Nancy O'Connor, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 29

    In the first hilarious Enchanted Files, Angus is a brownie. No, not the kind you eat! He's a tiny magical creature that loves to do chores....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great

    • By jmi on 08-26-15

    Regular price: $25.20

    • Jennifer Murdley's Toad

    • By: Bruce Coville
    • Narrated by: Bruce Coville
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    As if she didn't have trouble enough after her classmates discovered she had worn her brother's underwear to school, Jennifer Murdley has just stumbled into Mr. Elives' Magic Shop....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining!

    • By DJG on 09-07-17

    Regular price: $9.09

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