Something about the Author


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Something About the Author

Autobiography Series
Author: Joyce Nakamura
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9780810344631
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 300
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A collection of autobiographical essays written by prominent authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults.

Something about the Author

Facts and Pictures about Authors and Illustrators of Books for Young People
Author: Gale Cengage Publishing
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9781414421643
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 252
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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

Facts and Pictures about Authors and Illustrators of Books for Young People
Author: Thomson Gale
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780787688066
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 205
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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.

Something about the Author


Author: Kevin S. Hile
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780810322936
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 275
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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

Facts and Pictures about the Authors and Illustrators of Books for Young People
Author: Anne Commire
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780810322721
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 224
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Provides biographical information on the men and women who write and illustrate children's books

Something About the Author Autobiography Series


Author: Joyce Nakamura
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780810344570
Category: Authors
Page: 300
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This series contains material providing information that will help students and teachers prepare for class assignments and presentations. Some authors and artists appearing in recent volumes include Piers Anthony, Madeleine L'Engle, Tomie dePaola, Frances

Something about the author

Autobiography series
Author: Gale Research Company,Joyce Nakamura
Publisher: Gale
ISBN: 9780810344655
Category: Authors
Page: 300
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A collection of autobiographical essays written by prominent authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults.

The Author Studies Handbook

Helping Students Build Powerful Connections to Literature
Author: Laura Kotch,Leslie Zackman
Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN: 9780590494793
Category: Education
Page: 160
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Suggests activities in which children choose and study the works of a favorite author, for use by elementary and middle school teachers

Richard Peck

The Past is Paramount
Author: Donald R. Gallo,Wendy J. Glenn
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810863944
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 220
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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

Dimensions of Amazement
Author: Paul V. Allen
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1496814517
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
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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.

Programming Author Visits


Author: Jan Watkins,Association for Library Service to Children
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 9780838957660
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 19
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Offers advice on planning author lectures and visits in children's libraries and schools

Professional Feature Writing


Author: Bruce Garrison
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135215472
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 448
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Professional Feature Writing provides the basics of news media feature writing and establishes a solid foundation for students and writers making feature writing their career. This fifth edition offers a thorough and up-to-date look at newspaper, magazine, newsletter, and online publications, with emphasis on daily newspapers and consumer magazines. It serves as a comprehensive introduction to feature writing, emphasizing writing skills, article types, and the collegiate and professional writing life. With a wide variety of perspectives and experiences of both young and experienced writers, editors, publishers, and professors, the text is filled with practical guidance for writing a wide variety of features. Emphasizing writing values to strengthen a new writer's journalistic practices, author Bruce Garrison offers insights and expertise based on his own experience and the advice of professionals. He also includes lists of tips, observations, guidelines, sources, and story ideas, and gives a solid tour of the forms and approaches to feature writing. New for this edition are: Updated examples of feature writing, integrated throughout the text Profiles of young newspaper and magazine feature writers, highlighting their experiences and paths to success in the profession Coverage of computer-based research tools for writers, including discussion of on-line computer-based research tools with specific focus on the World Wide Web Discussion of online newspapers, magazines, newsletters, and original online publications and the role of feature writing for electronic publications. Each chapter includes excerpts and complete articles from the nation's leading publications. Building on introductory writing and reporting skills, this text is appropriate for upper-division journalism students learning feature writing and advanced writing topics. It will also serve as a valuable resource for freelance writers.

A Theory of Textuality

The Logic and Epistemology
Author: Jorge J. E. Gracia
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791424681
Category: Philosophy
Page: 309
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This book is just what it says it is: A theory of textuality divided into two parts, logical and epistemological.

There's Something About You


Author: Yashodhara Lal
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9351772004
Category: Fiction
Page: 268
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This is not your typical boy-meets-girl story. Okay, they do meet, but there are some complications. Trish is twenty-eight. She's unemployed, overweight, single and snarky. She knows all that. And if one more person - just one more person - tries to fix her, she might explode. Sahil is thirty-five. He has superpowers. Well, kind of. He seems to think so, anyway. He's also hot (in a geeky kind of way, but still). And he plays the guitar, helps the underprivileged and talks about his feelings. Aren't guys like that supposed to exist only in fantasies? When Trish and Sahil meet, magic happens. Real magic, you know, like fireworks, electricity, that sort of thing. But here's the problem. Trish doesn't want anyone in her life. She has enough to deal with - dependent parents, flaky neighbours, bitchy editors, the works. And yet, Sahil is determined to be in her life. From the bestselling author of Just Married, Please Excuse and Sorting Out Sid, here is another zinger of a book.

100 More Popular Young Adult Authors

Biographical Sketches and Bibliographies
Author: Bernard Alger Drew
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563089206
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 379
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A ready reference for teenagers who seek information about well-known writers, either for school work, out of curiosity, to find more books by a favorite author, or to learn about the writing process.

Butler's Lives of the Saints: April


Author: Alban Butler,Paul Burns
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780860122531
Category: Christian patron saints
Page: 256
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For more than two centuries, "Butler's" has been one of the best known, most widely consulted hagiographies. In its brief and authoritative entries, readers can find a wealth of knowledge on the lives and deeds of the saints, as well as their ecclesiastical and historical importance since canonization.

Luke the Priest

The Authority of the Author of the Third Gospel
Author: Dr Rick Strelan
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409477886
Category: Religion
Page: 204
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This book focuses on the authority and status of the author of Luke-Acts. What authority did he have to write a Gospel, to interpret the Jewish Scriptures and traditions of Israel, to interpret the Jesus traditions, and to update the narrative with a second volume with its interpretation of Paul and the other apostles who appear in the Acts narrative? Rick Strelan constructs the author as a Jewish Priest, examining such issues as writing and orality, authority and tradition, and the status and role of priests. The analysis is set within the context of scholarly opinion about the author, the intended audience and other related issues.

Fakes and Forgeries


Author: Peter Knight,Jonathan Long
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Press
ISBN: 1904303404
Category: Art
Page: 219
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The possibility that works of art and literature might be forged and that identity might be faked has haunted the cultural imagination for centuries. That spectre seems to have returned with a vengeance recently, with a series of celebrated hoaxes and scandals ranging from the Alan Sokal hoax article in Social Text to Binjamin Wilkomirski's "fake" Holocaust memoir. But as well as creating anxiety, the possibility of "faking it" has now been turned into entertainment.Traditionally these activities have been dismissed as dangerous and immoral, but more recently some scholars have begun to speculate, for example, that all forms of national identity rely on forged myths of origin. Recent cultural theory has likewise called into question traditional notions of authenticity and originality in both personal identity and in works of art. Despite critical pronouncements of the death of the author and the substitution of the simulacrum for the original, however, making a distinction between the genuine and the fake continues to play a major role in our everyday understanding and evaluation of culture, law and politics. Consider, for example, the fiasco surrounding the "forged" Hitler diaries, law suits against auction houses for failing to detect forgeries in the art market, or the problem of plagiarism at universities. It still seems to matter that we can spot the difference, especially in the historical moment when we are capable of making copies that are indistinguishable perhaps even better than the original.This collection of essays considers the moral, aesthetic and political questions that are raised by the long history and current prevalence of fakes and forgeries. The international team of contributors consider the issues thrown up by a wide range of examples, drawn from fields ranging from literature to art history. These case studies include little-known subjects such as Eddie Burrup, the Australian aboriginal artist who turned out to be an 81-year-old white woman, as well as new interpretations of familiar cases such as faked holocaust memoirs. The strength of the collection is that it brings together not only a wide range of cultural examples of fakes and forgeries from different historical periods, but also offers a wide variety of theoretical takes that will form a useful introduction and casebook on this growing field of inquiry.