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The children's author of Tacky the Penguin describes her life from age three to adulthood and discusses how she writes, offering writing tips for budding authors. Reprint.

Synopsis:

So begins the story of Helen Lester, author of Tacky the Penguin and many other popular books for children. By sharing her struggles as a child and later as a successful author, she demonstrates that hurdles are part of the process. She even gives writing tips, such as keeping a "fizzle box." Helen Lester uses her unique ability to laugh at her mistakes to create both a guide for young writers and an amusing personal story of the disappointments and triumphs of a writer's life.

Synopsis:

Children's author Helen Lester describes her life from age three to adulthood and discusses how she writes.

About the Author

Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger have been together through thick and thin since first publishing The Wizard, the Fairy, and the Magic Chicken in 1983. They have collaborated on the hilarious Tacky the Penguin series and many other wildly funny and popular titles, including the award-winning Hooway for Wodney Wat. Helen Lester is a full-time writer who makes her home in New York, and Lynn Munsinger is a full-time illustrator living in Vermont.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547347875
Subtitle:
A True Story
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Illustrator:
Helen Lester
Author:
Helen Lester
Author:
Lester, Helen
Subject:
Biographical - General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Literary
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Literary
Edition Description:
Trade Paper, Picture
Publication Date:
20020826
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
8 x 8 x 0.13 in 0.24 lb
Age Level:
from 5 up to 8

Related Subjects

Children's » Activities » Composition and Creative Writing
Children's » Biographies » Women
Children's » Nonfiction » Biographies
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General
Young Adult » Nonfiction » Biographies

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So begins the story of Helen Lester, author of Tacky the Penguin and many other popular books for children. By sharing her struggles as a child and later as a successful author, she demonstrates that hurdles are part of the process. She even gives writing tips, such as keeping a "fizzle box." Helen Lester uses her unique ability to laugh at her mistakes to create both a guide for young writers and an amusing personal story of the disappointments and triumphs of a writer's life.
"Synopsis" by , Children's author Helen Lester describes her life from age three to adulthood and discusses how she writes.
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