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Born to Write: The Remarkable Lives of Six Famous Authors
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Annick Pr
Publication date October 15, 2009
Pages 167
Binding Paperback
Book category Juvenile Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781554511914
ISBN-10 1554511917
Dimensions 0.50 by 6.25 by 9 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
Published in Canada
Original list price $14.95
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Our childhood experiences shape us into the adults we become. Born to Write tells the stories of how six extraordinary children transformed early struggles into spellbinding bedtime reading for kids around the world. To ease the pain of being ostracized by her classmates, Madeleine L’Engle escaped to an invented world every night in her bedroom. Lucy Maud Montgomery lost her mother as a baby and her father appeared only sporadically throughout her life. And Philip Pullman, a seasoned traveler by age 10, used his long journeys by ship as inspiration for his remarkable novels. In Born to Write, Charis Cotter chronicles the early lives of these and other much-loved children’s writers, including Christopher Paul Curtis, C.S. Lewis and E.B.White, revealing how each author’s achievements and losses, triumphs and tragedies, helped shape our most beloved books. Interspersed throughout are sidebars highlighting other well-known children’s authors, such as Hans Christian Andersen and Louisa May Alcott, whose works served as inspiration.

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9781554511921 | details & prices | 167 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 1.05 lbs | List price $24.95
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from Annick Pr (October 15, 2009)
9781554511914 | details & prices | 167 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.85 lbs | List price $14.95
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