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Lee Edward Födi (Mr. Wiz)

Known to his students as “Mr. Wiz,” Lee Edward Födi is an author, illustrator, and specialized arts educator. He is the author and illustrator of The Chronicles of Kendra Kandlestar and the forthcoming The Secret of Zoone. He has also illustrated picture books for other authors and was the official illustrator for the BC Library's 2016 Summer Reading Club.

Lee specializes in presentations and workshops for elementary-aged children. He has taught programs in Canada, the United States, England, Thailand, and South Korea and is a founding member of CWC. He has taught at the Vancouver Public Library Camp, Summer at St. Georges, and the MASC conference in Ottawa, and has toured as part of the TD Children's Book Week. He has also presented many times to teachers on the topic of creative writing, including at National Council of English Teachers Conferences in Philadelphia and Chicago.

Lee studied at the University of British Columbia and has a degree in English Literature and a diploma in Fine Arts.

For more information, visit and You can also follow him on facebook and on twitter @leefodi.

>> Listen to an interview with Lee Edward Födi on CBC Radio.


Written by Lee Edward Födi:
~ The Secret of Zoone (HarperCollins Children's Books, 2019)
~ Kendra Kandlestar: Legends & Lore from the Land of Een (Simply Read Books, 2015)
~ Kendra Kandlestar and the Search for Arazeen (Simply Read Books, 2015)
~ Kendra Kandlestar and the Crack in Kazah (Simply Read Books, 2014)
~ Kendra Kandlestar and the Shard from Greeve (Simply Read Books, 2014)
~ Kendra Kandlestar and the Door to Unger (Simply Read Books, 2013)
~ Kendra Kandlestar and the Box of Whispers (Simply Read Books, 2013)
~ Corranda's Crown (Royal Fireworks Press, 2002)

Illustrated by Lee Edward Födi:
~ The Turtle Book (SLT, 2014)
~ The Chocolatier's Apprentice (Echo Memoirs, 2007)
~ Gwynne, Fair & Shining (Brown Books, 2006)
~ Martha Anne's Quilt for Queen Victoria (Brown Books, 2006)
~ I'll Follow the Moon (Brown Books, 2005)

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