By Sharron L. McElmeel

Scholars can research extra approximately their favourite authors and locate lots of studying fabrics they are going to take pleasure in with this reasonable biographical paintings and ready-reference. that includes a hundred liked and celebrated kid's booklet authors, McElmeel bargains enticing biographical sketches, photographs, and chosen bibliographies and lists of comparable info resources. integrated are such long-time luminaries as Beverly Cleary and Marguerite Henry in addition to many new rising writers. McElmeel's concentration is on modern authors and people whose works are nonetheless in print. A extra present and reasonable replacement to multivolume courses, this e-book is a smart assortment improvement instrument and source for writer reports. scholars will take pleasure in utilizing it for his or her experiences and examine papers.

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After leaving England, the Beattys moved to California, where Patricia taught a children's writing class for the University of California at Los Angeles Extension Department.  For example, the main character in Champion Towers, Penitence Hervey, tells her own story.  And if the Oxford English Dictionary listed the word as late as 1665, the word stayed.

Losers (Bradbury, 1984).  While they may be ''losers," they do have a lot of laughs.  Short Stories (Candlewick Press, 1997). ; The Goodness of Matt Kaizer; Talk to Me, Teacher Tamer; Pets, What's Inside; and Fortune Cookie. Finding Providence: The Story of Roger Williams (Harper, 1997).  Williams lived in the 1600s and, when forced to leave the Massachusetts Bay Colony, he traveled south, founding Providence, Rhode Island, with the help of the Narragansett Indians.  1 (January/ February 1993): 40­50.

The late Evaline Ness illustrated each of the picture books.  The Marvelous Misadventures of Sebastian (Dutton, 1970) earned Alexander his second major award, the 1971 National Book Award. The Chronicles ended with The High King, but in 1973 Alexander collected six short stories, The Foundling and Other Tales of Prydain (Holt, 1973; Puffin, 1996), dealing with events that preceded the birth of Taran, a key figure in the author's five works on the Kingdom of Prydain.  The Beggar Queen (Dutton, 1984) details the efforts of the king's uncle who plots to overthrow the new government of Westmark and bring an end to the reforms instituted by Mickle, now Queen Augusta, Theo, and their companions.

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