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Kenneth Oppel (born August 31, 1967) is a Canadian author. Born in Port Alberni, British Columbia, he spent his childhood in Victoria, British Columbia and Halifax, Nova Scotia. He has also lived in Newfoundland and Labrador, England and Ireland.

Oppel's first published book, Colin's Fantastic Video Adventure (1985), was written while he was a high school student at St. Michaels University School in Victoria, which he attended at the same time as actors Andrew Sabiston and Leslie Hope, fellow writers John Burns and Bert Archer, and just before the NBA's Steve Nash and Flickr founder Stewart Butterfield. Oppel forwarded the newly completed manuscript to a family friend, that knew Roald Dahl, who in turn recommended it to his agent. Oppel went on to receive his Bachelor of Arts degree in cinema studies and English at Trinity College in the University of Toronto, writing The Live-Forever Machine (1992) during his final year. Oppel moved to England and wrote a number of books during that period, gleaning several ideas while working at typing students' papers. Oppel worked as an editor at Quill and Quire, the trade magazine of the Canadian publishing industry, from 1995 to 1996.

He is probably best known for his trilogy of Silverwing, Sunwing, and Firewing. A fourth entry, Darkwing, serves as a prequel to the trilogy.

Another recent series is Airborn (2004), its sequel, Skybreaker (2005), and Skybreaker's sequel, Starclimber (2008). They are set in a parallel Earth of Zeppelin travel, following the adventures of the main characters Matt Cruse and Kate de Vries. Starclimber, the third book in the series, was released in Canada in September 2008, in the United States in December 2008, and in the United Kingdom in May 2009.

Oppel has won numerous literary awards, including the 2004 Governor General's Literary Award for English language children's literature, a Printz Honor Award from the American Library Association (both 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).

His latest novel, Half Brother, will be published in September 2010 by HarperCollins Canada, Scholastic Press (US); in January 2011 in the UK by David Fickling Books, a division of Random House UK.

Oppel is married to Philippa Sheppard, and has three children, Sophia, Nate and Julia. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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Total Books: 196
2022 - Ghostlight (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780593487938
ISBN-10: 0593487931
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

2021 - Bloom [Overthrow, Bk 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781524773038
ISBN-10: 1524773034
Genre: Children's Books

2021 - Thrive [The Overthrow] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781984894809
ISBN-10: 1984894803
Genre: Children's Books

2020 - Hatch [The Overthrow] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781984894762
ISBN-10: 1984894765
Genre: Children's Books

2020 - Inkling (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781524772840
ISBN-10: 1524772844
Genre: Children's Books

Every Hidden Thing
2016 - Every Hidden Thing (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781481464161
ISBN-10: 1481464167
Genre: Teen & Young Adult

The Nest
2016 - The Nest (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781481432337
ISBN-10: 1481432338
Genre: Children's Books

The Nest
2015 - The Nest (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781481432320
ISBN-10: 148143232X
Genre: Children's Books

2015 - Affenbruder (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783407812063
ISBN-10: 340781206X

2015 - Starclimber (Audio CD)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781501236396
ISBN-10: 1501236393

2015 - Airborn (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781501235634
ISBN-10: 150123563X

2015 - Skybreaker (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781501236327
ISBN-10: 1501236326

The Boundless
2015 - The Boundless (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781442472891
ISBN-10: 1442472898
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

The Silverwing Collection Silverwing Sunwing Firewing
2014 - The Silverwing Collection Silverwing Sunwing Firewing [The Silverwing Trilogy] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781481427258
ISBN-10: 1481427253
Genre: Children's Books

Such Wicked Intent The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein Book Two
2013 - Such Wicked Intent the Apprenticeship of VIctor Frankenstein Book Two (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781442403192
ISBN-10: 1442403195
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Ein dunkler Wille
2013 - Ein Dunkler Wille (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783407811332
ISBN-10: 3407811330

This dark endeavour I El aprendizaje de Vctor Frankenstein
2013 - This Dark Endeavour I El Aprendizaje De Vctor Frankenstein (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788420411521
ISBN-10: 8420411523

Such Wicked Intent
2012 - Such Wicked Intent [Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein, Bk 2] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781442403185
ISBN-10: 1442403187
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

Such Wicked Intent The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein
2012 - Such Wicked Intent the Apprenticeship of VIctor Frankenstein (Audio CD)Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781455802968
ISBN-10: 1455802964
Genre: Teen & Young Adult

Half Brother
2012 - Half Brother (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780545229265
ISBN-10: 054522926X
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

This Dark Endeavor The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein
2012 - This Dark Endeavor the Apprenticeship of VIctor Frankenstein (Paperback)Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781442403161
ISBN-10: 1442403160
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

2011 - This Dark Endeavor [Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein, Bk 1] (Hardcover)
2010 - Silverwing [Silverwing, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback
2009 - Starclimber [Matt Cruse, Bk 3] (Hardcover)Paperback
2008 - Sunwing [Silverwing, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback
2008 - Firewing [Silverwing, Bk 3] (Paperback)Paperback
2008 - Skybreaker [Library] (Audio CD)
2007 - Silverwing [Silverwing, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback
2007 - Skybreaker [Matt Cruse, Bk 2] (Paperback)Hardcover
2005 - Sonnenflgel (Other)
2005 - The Silverwing Trilogy Silverwing Sunwing Firewing [Boxed Set - The Silverwing Trilogy] (Paperback)
2005 - Airborn [Matt Cruse, Bk 1] (Paperback)
2004 - Firewing [Silverwing, Bk 3] (Paperback)Paperback
2002 - Firewing [Silverwing, Bk 3] (Paperback)Paperback
2001 - Sunwing [Silverwing, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback
2001 - Silverwing [Silverwing, Bk 1 - Audio Cassette - Unabridged] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover
1999 - Emma's Emu [First Flight Early Readers] (Paperback)
1999 - Silverwing [Silverwing, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback
1996 - A Bad Case of Supergoo [Antelope Books] (Hardcover)
1996 - Galactic Snapshots [Young Puffin Read Alone] (Paperback)
1995 - A Bad Case of Robots [Young Puffin Story Books] (Paperback)
1993 - Cosmic Snapshots [Gazelle Books] (Hardcover)
1993 - A Bad Case of Magic [Antelope Books] (Hardcover)
Follow That Star [French Edition] (Paperback)