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Telling time : angels, ancestors, and stories

Author: Nancy Willard
Publisher: New York : Harcourt, Brace & Co., ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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As a teacher of writing and a highly respected author of prose and poetry for both adults and children, Nancy Willard knows well the power of writing. In thirteen graceful essays she speaks of the realities of a writer's life and of the ever-present need to turn the reader into a believer. She speaks of the abiding spirits - the "angels"--That preside over the world around us and with which writers must reckon as  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Willard, Nancy.
Telling time.
New York : Harcourt, Brace & Co., ©1993
(OCoLC)624404302
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Willard
ISBN: 0156931303 9780156931304
OCLC Number: 27642971
Notes: "A Harvest original."
Description: 267 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: How Poetry Came Into the World and Why God Doesn't Write It --
High Talk in the Starlit Wood: On Spirits and Stories --
The Watcher --
The Skin on What We've Said --
Looking for Mr. Ames --
Danny Weinstein's Magic Book --
Truths the Devil Told Me: Poems and Parables --
When by Now and Tree by Leaf: Time and Timelessness in the Reading and Making of Children's Books --
Newbery Medal Acceptance --
The Birds and the Beasts were there: An Interview with Martin Provensen --
Telling Time --
Close Encounters of the Story Kind --
Something That Will Last.
Responsibility: Nancy Willard.
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As a teacher of writing and a highly respected author of prose and poetry for both adults and children, Nancy Willard knows well the power of writing. In thirteen graceful essays she speaks of the realities of a writer's life and of the ever-present need to turn the reader into a believer. She speaks of the abiding spirits - the "angels"--That preside over the world around us and with which writers must reckon as they form their ideas about objects, actions, and human beings. Readers of these essays will be challenged to a new awareness - and inspired to use that awareness to create.

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