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Lives of the writers : comedies, tragedies (and what the neighbors thought)

Author: Kathleen Krull; Kathryn Hewitt
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt Brace, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The lives of twenty writers, ranging from Dickens, the Brontes, and Poe to Twain, Sandburg, and Langston Hughes, are profiled in this humorous and informative collection.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Named Person: Murasaki Shikibu; Miguel de Cervantes; William Shakespeare; Jane Austen; H C Andersen; Edgar Allan Poe; Charles Dickens; Charlotte Brontë; Emily Brontë; Emily Dickinson; Louisa May Alcott; Mark Twain; Frances Hodgson Burnett; Jack London; Carl Sandburg; E B White; Zora Neale Hurston; Langston Hughes; Isaac Bashevis Singer
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Krull; Kathryn Hewitt
ISBN: 0152480099 9780152480097 081725739X 9780817257392 0152010327 9780152010324
OCLC Number: 29025194
Awards: PEN Center USA West literary award
SCBWI golden kite honor book for nonfiction
ALA notable book
Boston Globe-Horn Book honor book for nonfiction
American Bookseller's Pick of the lists
Notable children's trade book in the field of social studies
Booklist editors choice
School library journal best book of the year
New York Public Library book for reading and sharing
Description: 96 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
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 little 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 Brontë --
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.
Responsibility: written by Kathleen Krull ; illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt.
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The lives of twenty writers, ranging from Dickens, the Brontes, and Poe to Twain, Sandburg, and Langston Hughes, are profiled in this humorous and informative collection.

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