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Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver - Author

About the Author

Henry Winkler

As a child

Henry Winkler was born in New York City, the son of Ilse and Harry Winkler who emigrated from Germany to the United States in 1939 before the beginning of the Second World War. He made his acting debut as Billy Budd in the eighth grade at the McBurney School for Boys in New York City. During his high school and college years, he studied in Lausanne, Switzerland and worked in a lumber mill in a small German town.

As an adult

Henry’s role as “The Fonz” in the popular US sitcom Happy Days made him one of the most recognized actors in the world, loved by all ages. He won two consecutive Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in a Comedy Series and was honored with a “star” on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Since then he has appeared in lots of other films and is also an award-winning producer and director of family and children's programming. He is also deeply committed to children’s welfare and works with many children’s groups.

As an artist

In 2003, Henry began writing a series of children’s novels with his partner Lin Oliver entitled, Hank Zipzer: The World’s Greatest Under-Achiever. The books are about the everyday adventures of Hank, a bright boy in the fourth grade who has learning difficulties. They are inspired by Henry’s struggle throughout his education due to his own dyslexia.

Things you didn't know about Henry Winkler

  1. He was cast as Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli in Happy Days on his birthday, 30 October 1973.
  2. The leather jacket he wore as “The Fonz” has hung in the Smithsonian, the world’s largest museum based in Washington DC, since 13 February 1980.
  3. Henry formed JZM Productions, a children’s TV production company, in 1983. The name JZM was made from the first names of his three children: Jed, Zoë and Max.
  4. He has starred in over 30 TV commercials.
  5. Had he not succeeded as an actor, he would have become a child psychologist because he loves working with children.
  6. On June 29, 1996, Henry received the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Artes et Lettres, the French Government’s highest honor.
  7. He has directed the TV programme ‘Sabrina, The Teenage Witch’
  8. He appeared in his first pantomime, Peter Pan, at the New Wimbledon Theatre in 2006 starring as Captain Hook.
  9. He has guest-starred on The Simpsons.
  10. Henry's first movie role was The Lords of Flatbush. The same movie also starred the then-unknown Sylvester Stallone.

Lin Oliver

Lin Oliver has spent much of her career writing and producing film, television and video projects for children and families. She is co-founder and executive director of the international Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrator. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children.

 

Featured books by Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver

Other books by Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver

Here's Hank: Robot on the Loose #11

Here's Hank: Robot on the Loose #11

Author: Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2018

Hank's school is hosting its first ever Build-a-Robot competition and Hank is ready to win. There's just one problem: he completely forgot about the contest! While other kids have been working on their robots for a month, Hank has just two days to create an amazing robot that will wow the judges and win him the trophy. To make matters worse, there might be another problem, too. Hank has no idea how to build a robot! With help from Jaden, a robot expert at his school, Hank and his friends construct their robot, Stanley, just in time. But on the day of the competition, Stanley malfunctions! It will take Hank, Frankie, Ashley, and their new friend Jaden to get it back on track. Forget winning the trophy - Hank has to stop a robot on the loose!

Young Hank Zipzer 1: Bookmarks Are People Too!

Young Hank Zipzer 1: Bookmarks Are People Too!

Author: Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2015

A new series about a younger Hank Zipzer - star of CBBC - from Henry the Fonz Winkler and Lin Oliver. The first book in a new series about a younger Hank Zipzer - star of CBBC - from Henry the Fonz Winkler and Lin Oliver. Perfect for newly independent or reluctant readers, the book has black and white illustrations, short chapters and a font developed specifically for dyslexic readers. Henry Hank Zipzer doesn't try to be funny, but he somehow always makes the kids in his class laugh. He's pretty bad at memorizing stuff, and spelling is his worst subject. (But so are maths and reading!) Hank's class is putting on a play, and Hank wants the part of Aqua Fly, but every time he tries to read the script, his brain swirls and he can't read his lines. Hank might not believe he has it in him to be the star of the show, but when his enemy, Nick McKelty, freezes during the performance, it's up to Hank to step in and save the play!

Hank Zipzer: A Tale of Two Tails

Hank Zipzer: A Tale of Two Tails

Author: Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2014

Love the new CBBC series? Read the original books! TV tie-in edition of the New York Times bestselling series about the hilarious adventures of a cheeky, loveable hero. Twelve-year-old Henry Hank Zipzer is a smart and resourceful boy with a unique perspective on the world. Hank has dyslexia, and when problems arise, he deals with them in a way no one else would - putting him on a direct collision course with his teachers and parents, who don't seem to appreciate his latest scheme as much as he thought they would... But Hank always remains positive and convinced that the next big plan will deliver - after all, tomorrow is another day! In A Tale of Two Tails, Hank and his sister Emily have both entered their pets into the school-mascot competition. Let battle commence!

Hank Zipzer: The Life of Me (Enter at Your Own Risk)

Hank Zipzer: The Life of Me (Enter at Your Own Risk)

Author: Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2014

Love the new CBBC series? Read the original books! TV tie-in edition of the New York Times bestselling series about the hilarious adventures of a cheeky, loveable hero. Twelve-year-old Henry Hank Zipzer is a smart and resourceful boy with a unique perspective on the world. Hank has dyslexia, and when problems arise, he deals with them in a way no one else would - putting him on a direct collision course with his teachers and parents, who don't seem to appreciate his latest scheme as much as he thought they would... But Hank always remains positive and convinced that the next big plan will deliver - after all, tomorrow is another day! In The Life of Me (Enter at Your Own Risk), Hank gets a crush on a girl. Life is looking good until Hank finds out that his crush is actually the cousin of his nemesis, McKelty!

Hank Zipzer 11: The Curtain Went Up, My Trousers Fell Down

Hank Zipzer 11: The Curtain Went Up, My Trousers Fell Down

Author: Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver Format: eBook Release Date: 03/04/2014

Love the new CBBC series? Read the original books! TV tie-in edition of the New York Times bestselling series about the hilarious adventures of a cheeky, loveable heroTwelve-year-old Henry "e;Hank"e; Zipzer is a smart and resourceful boy with a unique perspective on the world. Hank has dyslexia, and when problems arise, he deals with them in a way no one else would - putting him on a direct collision course with his teachers and parents, who don't seem to appreciate his latest scheme as much as he thought they would... But Hank always remains positive and convinced that the next big plan will deliver - after all, tomorrow is another day! In The Curtain Went Up, My Trousers Fell Down, Hank is the star in the school play, but a costume disaster on opening night threatens the whole show...

Hank Zipzer: Who Ordered this Baby? Definitely Not Me!

Hank Zipzer: Who Ordered this Baby? Definitely Not Me!

Author: Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver Format: eBook Release Date: 03/04/2014

Love the new CBBC series? Read the original books! TV tie-in edition of the New York Times bestselling series about the hilarious adventures of a cheeky, loveable heroTwelve-year-old Henry "e;Hank"e; Zipzer is a smart and resourceful boy with a unique perspective on the world. Hank has dyslexia, and when problems arise, he deals with them in a way no one else would - putting him on a direct collision course with his teachers and parents, who don't seem to appreciate his latest scheme as much as he thought they would... But Hank always remains positive and convinced that the next big plan will deliver - after all, tomorrow is another day! In Who Ordered the Baby? Definitely Not Me, Hank finds out that his mother is pregnant! How could she do this to him? One annoying sibling is enough. Hank definitely did not order this baby! Perfect for readers of 8+ and also reluctant readers.

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