Author(s): Matthew Ward
The Whipple family is known far and wide for having broken more world records than any other family on Earth. The only blight on the family name? Eleven-year-old Arthur. Unlike his twelve brothers and sisters, whose achievements range from "Most Accomplished Four-Year Old Painter" to "Most Creme Brulee Eaten in One Minute," Arthur hasn't won a single, solitary world record. But when the Whipples suffer a series of catastrophes - and the toughest competition of their lives from the Goldwins, another world-record-breaking family - Arthur might be the only one who can save his family from defeat...or worse.
Though Matthew Ward (www.FantasticFamilyWhipple.com) was crowned back-to-back School Spelling Bee Champion in the third and fourth grades, his childhood passed with little international distinction. In 2006, he was named the World's First TiVo Ambassador. He lives in San Diego with his wife and son. The Fantastic Family Whipple series is his debut.