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Born to write : the remarkable lives of six famous authors

Author: Charis Cotter
Publisher: Toronto ; New York : Annick Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents the lives and careers of six famous children's authors, including C.S. Lewis and E.B. White, and reflects on how their childhoods influenced their writings as adults.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Juvenile works
Biography Juvenile literature
Juvenile literature
Named Person: L M Montgomery; C S Lewis; E B White; Madeleine L'Engle; Philip Pullman; Christopher Paul Curtis; H C Andersen; E Nesbit; Louisa May Alcott; Louisa May Alcott; H C Andersen; Christopher Paul Curtis; Madeleine L'Engle; C S Lewis; L M Montgomery; E Nesbit; Philip Pullman; E B White
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charis Cotter
ISBN: 9781554511921 1554511925 9781554511914 1554511917
OCLC Number: 319497204
Notes: Includes brief biographical sketches of Hans Christian Anderson (p. 26-27), E. Nesbit (p. 46-47), Louisa May Alcott (p.100-101) and a brief history of the Newbery Award (p. 84).
Description: 167 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Echoes of childhood --
The thin veil: Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942) --
Sea and Islands: Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) --
The glory of everything: Elwyn Brooks White (1899-1985) --
The outcast: Madeleine L'Engle (1918-2007) --
Spinning stories: Philip Pullman (1946- ) --
The boy in the library: Christopher Paul Curtis (1953- ).
Responsibility: Charis Cotter.

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Presents the lives and careers of six famous children's authors, including C.S. Lewis and E.B. White, and reflects on how their childhoods influenced their writings as adults.

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