Marvin Terban is a long-time teacher and best-selling, award-winning children’s book author. Called “a master of children’s wordplay” by ALA Booklist and “Mr. English for Kids” by the Children’s Book-of-the-Month Club, he has written 38 books about the English language. He is also Scholastic’s “Professor Grammar.” Three of his Scholastic books on grammar, idioms, and spelling have sold more than 1 million copies each and are used in schools all over the world. In 2005, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators voted Marvin their Member of the Year for his contributions to children’s literacy. For years he has been a popular speaker at educational conferences in the United States, South America, Europe, China, Japan, and Israel. He is known for his lively, informative, and fun presentations. Throughout his long career as an author, he has kept his even longer day job as a teacher in New York.