Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The ABC's of writing for children: 114 authors & illustrators talk about the art, business, craft, & life of writing children's l

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By Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff
Edition: illustrated
Published by Quill Driver Books, 2002
ISBN 1884956289, 9781884956287
341 pages

Have you ever dreamed of writing a best-selling
children's book? Ever fantasize about what
it's like to live the life of a published children's author?
Although writing and illustrating books for children
is not as easy as it looks, new authors and
illustrators are being discovered--and published
--all the time. Even if you're not planning a career
in this field, learning how authors and illustrators
work can lend new insights and appreciation
to their art. The same ideas and inspirations
that help authors and illustrators of children's books
may encourage students, teachers, librarians and other
creative artists in their literary efforts. In
The ABCs of Writing
for Children,
you'll learn many ‘do's and don'ts' for creating
children's books. You'll see that what works for one
author may not work for the next. No matter what your
aspirations are, whether you want to enrich your reading,
teach others to read and write more deeply, or nurture your
own creative process, learning what works for others may
work for you. Including Chris Crutcher, Karen Cushman,
Sid Fleischman, Richard Peck, R. L. Stine,
Rosemary Wells, and Jane Yolen.

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