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Lives of the Writers: Comedies, Tragedies (and What the Neighbors Thought)

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Shakespeare wrote with a feather quill and ink; Emily Dickinson wrote with a fountain pen; Isaac Bashevis Singer wrote on a Yiddish typewriter. But what did such writers do when they weren't writing? What did Jane Austen eat for breakfast? What could make Mark Twain throw his shirts out the window? Why would Zora Neale Hurston punch a fellow elevator passenger? Lives of the Writers tells all that and more, including plenty about writing, how these writers viewed the world of literature--and how their neighbors viewed them.
     In this offering from the highly praised Lives Of . . . series, Kathleen Krull and Kathryn Hewitt offer the inside schoop on twenty literary luminaties. Even famous writers are real people with odd habits, secret hopes, dismal failures, and wild successes; Lives of the Writers reveals it all with wit and style.

Synopsis:

In a dynamic offering from the Lives of . . . series, Krull and Hewitt tell all in an assortment of brief biographies of some of literature's most famous and intriguing personas. Read all about the ins and outs of the daily lives of such characters as William Shakespeare, Louisa May Alcott, and Mark Twain in this irresistible installment of a much-loved series.

Synopsis:

Shakespeare wrote with a feather quill and ink; Emily Dickinson wrote with a fountain pen; Isaac Bashevis Singer wrote on a Yiddish typewriter. But what did such writers do when they weren't writing? What did Jane Austen eat for breakfast? What could make Mark Twain throw his shirts out the window? Why would Zora Neale Hurston punch a fellow elevator passenger? Lives of the Writers tells all that and more.

Synopsis:

History comes to life in this dynamic volume! Here are inside views of twenty writers—people of all shapes, sizes, temperaments, and lifestyles, from various countries and historical periods. Included are William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, Zora Neale Hurston, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and many others.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 96) and index.

About the Author

Kathleen Krull has written much innovative nonfiction for young people, including all of the books in the Lives of . . . series, and has made a chatty, accessible approach to biography her hallmark. She lives in San Diego, California. Visit her website at #LINK<www.kathleenkrull.com>#.
 
Kathryn Hewitt's caricatures of famous figures led kids to dub the Lives of . . . series the "Big Head" books. She has illustrated many books for young readers, some of which she also wrote. She lives in Santa Monica, California. Visit her website at www.kathrynhewitt.com.

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Table of Contents

Rice cakes and moonlight : Murasaki Shikibu — One disaster after another : Miguel de Cervantes — "Curst be he that moves my bones" : William Shakespeare — Chocolate for breakfast : Jane Austen — Ugly duckling or litte mermaid? : Hans Christian Andersen — Imp of the perverse : Edgar Allan Poe — From raisin pudding to oysters and champagne : Charles Dickens — Currer and Ellis Bell : Charlotte and Emily Brontèe — Hide-and-seek : Emily Dickinson — Paddling her own canoe : Louisa May Alcott — Killingly funny : Mark Twain — The fairy godmother : Frances Hodgson Burnett — Into the mountains of the moon : Robert Louis Stevenson — Cannibal sandwiches : Jack London — Potato face blind man : Carl Sandburg — On the farm : E.B. White — She jumped at the sun : Zora Neale Hurston — The perfect companion : Langston Hughes — Blintzes stuffed with cheese : Isaac Bashevis Singer.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780152480097
Subtitle:
Comedies, Tragedies (and What the Neighbors Thought)
ill.:
Krull, Kathleen
Author:
Krull, Kathleen
Author:
Hewitt, Kathryn
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Location:
San Diego :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Literary
Subject:
Authors
Subject:
Language Arts - Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Literary
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Lives Of . . .
Publication Date:
20110906
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 3 to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
10.25 x 8.5 in
Age Level:
08-12

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"Synopsis" by ,
In a dynamic offering from the Lives of . . . series, Krull and Hewitt tell all in an assortment of brief biographies of some of literature's most famous and intriguing personas. Read all about the ins and outs of the daily lives of such characters as William Shakespeare, Louisa May Alcott, and Mark Twain in this irresistible installment of a much-loved series.
"Synopsis" by ,
Shakespeare wrote with a feather quill and ink; Emily Dickinson wrote with a fountain pen; Isaac Bashevis Singer wrote on a Yiddish typewriter. But what did such writers do when they weren't writing? What did Jane Austen eat for breakfast? What could make Mark Twain throw his shirts out the window? Why would Zora Neale Hurston punch a fellow elevator passenger? Lives of the Writers tells all that and more.
"Synopsis" by ,
History comes to life in this dynamic volume! Here are inside views of twenty writers&#8212;people of all shapes, sizes, temperaments, and lifestyles, from various countries and historical periods. Included are William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, Zora Neale Hurston, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and many others.
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