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Basher Basics: Creative Writing (Basher)

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Publisher Comments:

From the bestselling illustrator whose friendly take on science has revolutionized our understanding of everything from the periodic table to the universe, comes a fresh take on creative writing as only Basher can do it. Meet Plot, one of the many 'Schemers and Dreamers' who keeps a story running and its events moving in the right order; Atmosphere, known as a 'Scene Setter' because her job entails filling a scene with suspense, drama, or comedy; a cast of 'Heroes and Villains' including Protagonist and Narrator; and chatty, talkative Wordsmiths like Dialogue to name one in particular. Basher Basics: Creative Writing is a persuasive guide that includes tons of detail on the building blocks of narrative and what makes creative writing work.

Review:

"Part of the expansion of the Basher series into topics other than science, this concise guide breaks down stories and storytelling, illustrated by Basher's recognizable brand of cute, animesque cartoon iconography. The book is divided into five sections: 'What's the Story?' examines nine genres of writing, including adventure and horror ('Scads of my once wild predictions have collided smack into ordinary reality,' boasts Science Fiction, wearing a spacesuit and balancing a futuristic city on its head), and subsequent chapters cover theme, setting, plot, structure, viewpoint, diction, and more. Each topic is explained clearly and with light humor — 'You can't shut me up!' says Dialogue, represented as two sharp-edged sets of lips — and a foldout poster underscores how these many parts come together to create a story. Ages 8 — up. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Simon Basher is the creator and illustrator of more than ten best-selling concept books for children including The Periodic Table, Physics, Biology, Astronomy, Math, and Punctuation. Based in London and Tokyo and specializing in “graphic surrealism”, Basher's original artwork is regularly exhibited and sold in the UK, Europe, the US and the Asia. Find out more at www.basherworld.com. 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780753470558
Author:
Basher, Simon
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Author:
Budzik, Mary
Subject:
Language Arts - Composition & Creative Writing
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Nonfiction
Publication Date:
20130731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
full-color illustrations throughout
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
7 x 7 in
Age Level:
from 8 up to 13

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Product details 64 pages Kingfisher - English 9780753470558 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Part of the expansion of the Basher series into topics other than science, this concise guide breaks down stories and storytelling, illustrated by Basher's recognizable brand of cute, animesque cartoon iconography. The book is divided into five sections: 'What's the Story?' examines nine genres of writing, including adventure and horror ('Scads of my once wild predictions have collided smack into ordinary reality,' boasts Science Fiction, wearing a spacesuit and balancing a futuristic city on its head), and subsequent chapters cover theme, setting, plot, structure, viewpoint, diction, and more. Each topic is explained clearly and with light humor — 'You can't shut me up!' says Dialogue, represented as two sharp-edged sets of lips — and a foldout poster underscores how these many parts come together to create a story. Ages 8 — up. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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