Brian P. Cleary

Children's Author

Birthday October 1, 1959

Birth Sign Libra

Birthplace Ohio

Age 64 years old

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An American educational writer, children's book author, humorist, and poet, he is best known for such comic, grammar-themed works as The Words are CATegorical series and the Sounds Like Reading books. His other popular titles include Eight Wild Nights: A Family Hanukkah Tale and The Laugh Stand: Adventures in Humor.

Before Fame

He attended a Roman Catholic Jesuit High School and subsequently received a degree in communications from John Carroll University.


He began working for the American Greetings Corporation in 1982.

Family Life

He and his eight siblings grew up in Cleveland, Ohio.

Associated With

His work was influenced by the poems of Shel Silverstein.