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Harper Lee (Up Close)

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Read Kerry Madden's posts on the Penguin Blog.

Nelle Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird was published in 1960 and became an instant bestseller. Two years later it was an Academy Award– winning film. Today, it remains standard—and beloved—reading in English classes. But Lee never wanted “the book” to define who she was, which explains her aversion to any kind of publicity. Kerry Madden conducted extensive research for this Up Close biography, which reveals Lee to be a down-to-earth Southern woman who enjoys baseball games and playing golf—and whose one and only published book happened to win the Pulitzer Prize.

Synopsis:

"To Kill a Mockingbird"--Nelle Harper Lee's only published book--became an instant bestseller in 1960 and won the Pulitzer Prize. It was also the basis of the 1962 Oscar-winning film. In this biography, Madden reveals Lee to be a down-to-earth Southern woman who has shunned publicity for a simpler life. Photos.

About the Author

Kerry Madden is the author of Gentle's Holler, Louisiana's Song, and Jessie's Mountain (all Viking). She spent several weeks in Monroeville, Alabama, researching Harper Lee. She lives with her family in Los Angeles, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780670010950
Author:
Madden, Kerry
Publisher:
Viking Children's Books
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Literary
Subject:
History - United States/20th Century
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Lee, Harper
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
General Juvenile Nonfiction
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Up Close
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.20x5.46x.90 in. .64 lbs.
Age Level:
12-12

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"Synopsis" by , "To Kill a Mockingbird"--Nelle Harper Lee's only published book--became an instant bestseller in 1960 and won the Pulitzer Prize. It was also the basis of the 1962 Oscar-winning film. In this biography, Madden reveals Lee to be a down-to-earth Southern woman who has shunned publicity for a simpler life. Photos.
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