Something about the Author

Author: Lisa Kumar

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787687946

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 238

View: 5598


Covers individuals ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries cover: personal life, career, writings and works in progress, adaptations, additional sources, and photographs.

Something about the Author

Author: Lisa Kumar

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787687885

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 298

View: 4540


Covers individuals ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries cover: personal life, career, writings and works in progress, adaptations, additional sources, and photographs.

Something about the Author

Author: Kevin S. Hile

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780810322936

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 4970


Series covers individuals ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries cover: personal life, career, writings and works in progress, adaptations, additional sources, and photographs.

Something about the Author

Author: Diane Telgen,Kevin S. Hile

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780810322875

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 275

View: 8099


Provides biographical information on the men and women who write and illustrate children's books

Something about the Author

Author: Donna Olendorf

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780810322752

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 8958


Provides biographical information on the men and women who write and illustrate children's books

Richard Peck

Author: Donald R. Gallo,Wendy J. Glenn

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810863944

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

View: 6593


One of the most revered authors of young adult books, Richard Peck has penned several critical and commercial successes including Dreamland Lake, The Ghost Belonged to Me, and the National Book Award finalist, A Long Way from Chicago. Peck's novels have also received prestigious awards including the Edgar for Are You in the House Alone? and the Newbery Medal for A Year Down Yonder. He is also the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award, the National Humanities Medal, the ALAN Award, and the National Endowment for the Humanities Medallion. In Richard Peck: The Past Is Paramount, authors Donald R. Gallo and Wendy J. Glenn recount the highlights of Peck's life, focusing on his world travels, his accomplishments as a teacher and his renowned writing career. Gallo and Glenn examine Peck's 30 novels, as well as his short stories and children's books, poems, essays and other nonfiction. An additional chapter analyzes themes, characters, and style in his writing. The appendixes list Peck's many honors and prizes, as well as film adaptations of his works. The extensive bibliography cites all of Peck's primary and secondary works, along with sources of interviews, speeches, prayers and credos, articles about him, and sources of reviews of each of his books. For fans and scholars alike, Richard Peck: The Past Is Paramount is the most authoritative resource about the life and work of this beloved author.

Eleanor Cameron

Author: Paul V. Allen

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1496814517

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 267

View: 6648


Eleanor Cameron (1912-1996) was an innovative and genre-defying author of children's fiction and children's literature criticism. From her beginnings as a librarian, Cameron went on to become a prominent and respected voice in children's literature, writing one of the most beloved children's science fiction novels of all time, The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet, and later winning the National Book Award for her time fantasy The Court of the Stone Children. In addition, Eleanor Cameron played an often vocal role in critical debates about children's literature. She was one of the first authors to take up literary criticism of children's novels and published two influential books of criticism, including The Green and Burning Tree. One of Cameron's most notable acts of criticism came in 1973, when she wrote a scathing critique of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Dahl responded in kind, and the result was a fiery imbroglio within the pages of the Horn Book Magazine. Yet despite her many accomplishments, most of Cameron's books went out of print by the end of her life, and her star faded. This biography aims to reinsert Cameron into the conversation by taking an in-depth look at her tumultuous early life in Ohio and California, her unforgettably forceful personality and criticism, and her graceful, heartfelt novels. The biography includes detailed analysis of the creative process behind each of her published works and how Cameron's feminism, environmentalism, and strong sense of ethics are reflected in and represented by her writings. Drawn from over twenty interviews, thousands of letters, and several unpublished manuscripts in her personal papers, Eleanor Cameron is a tour of the most exciting and creative periods of American children's literature through the experience of one of its valiant purveyors and champions.

The Author

Author: Andrew Bennett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113446133X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 141

View: 5445


This volume investigates the changing definitions of the author, what it has meant historically to be an 'author', and the impact that this has had on literary culture. Andrew Bennett presents a clearly-structured discussion of the various theoretical debates surrounding authorship, exploring such concepts as authority, ownership, originality, and the 'death' of the author. Accessible, yet stimulating, this study offers the ideal introduction to a core notion in critical theory.

Something About the Author

Author: Lisa Kumar

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781414487090

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 389

View: 9586


An easy-to-use source for librarians, students and other researchers, each volume in this series provides illustrated biographical profiles of approximately 75 children's authors and artists. This critically acclaimed series covers more than 12,000 individuals, ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries typically cover: personal life, career, writings, works in progress, adaptations, additional sources. A cumulative author index is included in each odd-numbered volume.

Walter Dean Myers

Author: Elizabeth Hoover

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1420508598

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 98

View: 2966


Walter Dean Myers was a prolific author, penning over one hundred young adult and children's books. According to the American Library Association, Myers won the Coretta Scott King Book Award six times. This informative edition covers the life of author Walter Dean Myers. The book spans Myers' troubled childhood in Harlem, through his rise as an editor at a publishing house, and finally delves into his work as an author. Readers will learn about how Myers overcame racism and learning disabilities to ?become an award-winning author.