By Sharron L. McElmeel
Scholars can study extra approximately their favourite authors and locate lots of analyzing fabrics they are going to get pleasure from with this reasonable biographical paintings and ready-reference. that includes a hundred cherished and celebrated kid's ebook authors, McElmeel bargains attractive biographical sketches, pictures, and chosen bibliographies and lists of comparable details resources. incorporated 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 cheap replacement to multivolume courses, this e-book is a smart assortment improvement instrument and source for writer experiences. scholars will get pleasure from utilizing it for his or her reviews and learn papers.
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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.
Intent on clearing herself, she and her twin brother, Toby, discover clues from children's books help solve the mystery. Humorous Stories Emily Upham's Revenge (Pantheon, 1978; Morrow, 1992). A melodrama set in 1870s New England has pious Emily teaming up with an irreverent Seth to outwit thieves. History of Helpless Harry (Morrow, 1995; Beech Tree, 1995). Harry takes on the villain in a comedyfilled mystery that pits good against evil. Losers (Bradbury, 1984). While they may be ''losers," they do have a lot of laughs.
Books and Notes Fantasy The Little White Bird or, Adventures in Kensington Gardens (Longwood Press, 1977). Reprint of the 1902 edition published by Scribner's (NY). (Viking, 1988). (Bantam, 1981). (Tundra Books, 1988). (Henry Holt, 1987). (Random House, 1988). (Oxford, 1991). However, various quotes extracted from his writings provide a rich perspective. " Page 26 Patricia Beatty • Historical Fiction Portland, Oregon August 26, 1922July 9, 1991 • Charley Skedaddle • Eben Tyne, Powdermonkey • Who Comes with Cannons?
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