Kenneth Oppel is a Canadian author whose most notable works include the Silverwing franchise and the Matt Cruse series. Born in Port Alberni, British Columbia, he spent his childhood in Victoria, British Columbia and Halifax, Nova Scotia. He lives in Toronto, Canada with his wife and children. He has also lived in England and Ireland.
Born in Port Alberni, British Columbia, he spent his childhood in Victoria, British Columbia and Halifax, Nova Scotia. He has also lived in England and Ireland. Oppel is married to Philippa Sheppard, and has three children: Sophia, Nate and Julia. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.
Oppel is probably best known for his trilogy of Silverwing, Sunwing, and Firewing. His most recent books are Airborn (2004) and its sequel, Skybreaker (2005), and Darkwing (2007), the prequel to his Silverwing trilogy. Starclimber, the third book in the Matt Cruse series, was released in Canada in September 2008. It was released in the United States in December 2008 and in the U.K. in May of 2009.
The author has won several literary awards, including the 2004 Governor General's Literary Award for English language children's literature (for Airborn) and The Times Children's Novel of 2005 (for Skybreaker, named a 2006 Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association).
Young adult fictionEdit
- Half Brother (2011)
The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein seriesEdit
- This Dark Endeavor (2011)
- Such Wicked Intent (August 21st, 2012)
The Silverwing SagaEdit
- Airborn (2004)
- Skybreaker (2005)
- Starclimber (2008)
- The Live-Forever Machine (1990)
- Dead Water Zone (1992)
Barnes and the BrainsEdit
- A Bad Case of Ghosts (1993)
- A Strange Case of Magic (1994) (also known as A Bad Case of Magic)
- A Crazy Case of Robots (1994) (also known as A Bad Case of Robots)
- An Incredible Case of Dinosaurs (1994) (also known as A Bad Case of Dinosaurs)
- A Weird Case of Super-Goo (1997) (also known as A Bad Case of Super-Goo)
- A Creepy Case of Vampires (2002)
- Colin's Fantastic Video Adventure (1985)
- Cosimo Cat (1990)
- Follow That Star (1992)
- Cosmic Snapshots (1993)
- Galactic Snapshots (1993)
- Emma's Emu (1995)
- Peg and the Whale (2000)
- Peg and the Yeti (2004)
- The King's Taster (2009)
- The Devil's Cure (2000)