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The Writer's Guide to Crafting Stories for Childrenby Nancy Lamb
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Create Unforgettable Stories for Kids
You dream of writing stories that children respond tothe kind they come back to again and again. Nancy Lamb can help you achieve that dream. She mixes insightful advice for mastering storytelling with dozens of examples that illustrate a variety of plot-building techniques.
Nancy's instruction covers everything from format and content to setting and characterization. She also draws from a range of children's classics, including Where the Wild Things Are, Charlotte's Web and Bridge to Tarabithia to explore and illuminate the unique nature of children's literature.
Nancy also shares writing tips and tricks accumulated through years of successful storytellinginvaluable advice for crafting fiction that resonates with children of all ages, from 4 to 14 and beyond.
Book News Annotation:
Lamb, the author of some 40 books for children and adults, provides insights on the processes of storytelling: from finding inspiration to structuring a tale to creating memorable characters. She uses examples from many classic children's stories to instruct would-be writers in elements such as plot, subplot, point of view, scene-setting, beginnings and endings, inner and outer dialogue, and themes and morals.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This title offers detailed information and an in-depth examination of story-telling and story structure. The author uses examples from classic and contemporary sources to explore all the key elements of children's storytelling, along with worksheets, exercises and checklists.
Exercises, examples and checklists show writers how to capture and keep a young reader's attention by mastering key storytelling elements.
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