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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »

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Who Was Mark Twain? (Who Was...?)

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Publisher Comments:

It seems entirely fitting that Maurice Sendak was born on the same day that Mickey Mouse first made his cartoon debut--June 10, 1928. Sendak was crazy about cartoons and comic books, and at twelve, after seeing Disney's Fantasia, he decided that he was going to become an illustrator. His love of childrens books began early: often sick and confined to bed, little Maurice read and read and read. Though many of his own stories were light and funny, the most important ones--Where the Wild Things Are, In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There--dealt with anger, jealousy, abandonment, content that had never before been the subject of picture books. As well as covering career highlights, this easy to read, illustrated biography also describes the personal life of this genius.

Who Was Maurice Sendak is perfect for kids wild about one of the most influential children's book artists of the twentieth century!

Synopsis:

As a child, Charles Dickens worked in a shoe polish factory where his gritty surroundings inspired some of the most memorable characters and settings in literary history. Known for his masterful storytelling in books like Oliver TwistGreat Expectations, and A Christmas Carol, Dickens toured the globe as one of the most famous people of his era. Widely considered the greatest writer of the Victorian age, Dickenss literary masterpieces continue to amuse and inspire writers and readers alike.

Synopsis:

Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books, based on her own childhood and later life, are still beloved classics almost a century after she began writing them. Now young readers will see just how similar Laura's true-life story was to her books. Born in 1867 in the "Big Woods" in Wisconsin, Laura experienced both the hardship and the adventure of living on the frontier. Her life and times are captured in engaging text and 80 black-and-white illustrations.

About the Author

Janet B. Pascal is the author of Who Was Dr. Seuss? and Who Was Abraham Lincoln? She lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780448433196
ill.:
O'Brien, John
Publisher:
Grosset & Dunlap
Illustrator:
Obrien, John
Author:
Belviso, Meg
Author:
Prince, April Jones
Author:
Pascal, Janet
Author:
Pollack, Pamela D.
Author:
Marchesi, Stephen
Author:
Geyer, Mark Edward
Author:
Harrison, Nancy
Author:
Demuth, Patricia Brennan
Author:
Obrien, John
Location:
New York
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - General
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
People & Places - General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Who Was...?
Series Volume:
51
Publication Date:
20040531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.31 in 1 lb
Age Level:
08-12

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"Synopsis" by ,
As a child, Charles Dickens worked in a shoe polish factory where his gritty surroundings inspired some of the most memorable characters and settings in literary history. Known for his masterful storytelling in books like Oliver TwistGreat Expectations, and A Christmas Carol, Dickens toured the globe as one of the most famous people of his era. Widely considered the greatest writer of the Victorian age, Dickenss literary masterpieces continue to amuse and inspire writers and readers alike.
"Synopsis" by ,
Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books, based on her own childhood and later life, are still beloved classics almost a century after she began writing them. Now young readers will see just how similar Laura's true-life story was to her books. Born in 1867 in the "Big Woods" in Wisconsin, Laura experienced both the hardship and the adventure of living on the frontier. Her life and times are captured in engaging text and 80 black-and-white illustrations.
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