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William Joyce

American children's writer

William Joyce is ...


Born 11 December 1957 in Shreveport
Died 1995
Age 37 years, 1 months

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship United States of America and Provincia de Uruguay
Occupation writer, screenwriter, children's writer, illustrator, director, producer and animator
Nominated for Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film
Awards Daytime Emmy Award and Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film
Genre children's literature and fantasy

About William Joyce

William Joyce is a children's writer and illustrator who has captured the hearts of readers young and old with his whimsical and imaginative stories. Born on December 11, 1957, in Shreveport, Louisiana, Joyce has been creating art and storytelling since he was a child.

Joyce's career in children's literature began in the 1980s when he started working as a concept artist for animated films. He went on to create his own animated shorts, including the Academy Award-winning "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore."

In addition to his work in animation, Joyce has written and illustrated numerous children's books, including "Dinosaur Bob and His Adventures with the Family Lazardo," "The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs," and "The Guardians of Childhood" series.

Joyce's unique style blends elements of classic children's literature with modern technology, resulting in stories that are both timeless and cutting-edge. His characters are often quirky and endearing, and his illustrations are rich with detail and color.

Despite his success, Joyce remains humble and dedicated to his craft. He has said that his goal as a writer and artist is to "create stories that make people happy and inspire them to dream."


- "William Joyce." Scholastic Teachers. Accessed September 22, 2021.

- "William Joyce." HarperCollins Publishers. Accessed September 22, 2021.

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