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Margaret, Frank, and Andy : three writers' stories / Cynthia Rylant.

By: Rylant, Cynthia.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: San Diego : Harcourt Brace, c1996Edition: 1st ed.Description: 48 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.ISBN: 0152010831; 9780152010836.Subject(s): Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Brown, Margaret Wise, 1910-1952 -- Juvenile literature | Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919 -- Juvenile literature | White, E. B. (Elwyn Brooks), 1899-1985 -- Juvenile literature | Children's stories -- Authorship -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 810.9/005 | B
Margaret Wise Brown -- Lyman Frank Baum -- Elwyn Brooks White.
Summary: Stories about the lives of 3 well-loved authors.
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Stories about the lives of 3 well-loved authors.

Margaret Wise Brown -- Lyman Frank Baum -- Elwyn Brooks White.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-In this beautifully formatted look at three children's book authors, Rylant gives basic information about Margaret Wise Brown, L. Frank Baum, and E.B. White (known as Andy). Because each writer's profile is under 15 pages, the author focuses on the dominant themes of their lives. In Brown's case, it seems to have been the ease with which she achieved her success. After what seems to have been a blissfully happy childhood, Brown was studying to become a teacher when a story she wrote was sent to a publisher by friend. It was accepted and published without one word being changed. Brown continued on a successful course until her sudden death at the age of 42. By dramatic contrast, L. Frank Baum had a life of almost total failure. The Oz books were his one success. E.B. White was tremendously accomplished and renowned in his chosen field, but, according to Rylant, he worried about everything from the serious to the mundane. The only thing he didn't worry about was his career. He knew he would be a writer. Rylant ably sums up each career in just a few pages, giving readers an idea of the person behind the books. Three or four photos of each of the subjects at various stages in their lives are included. While not enough information is given about any of these figures to give a full view of their lives, this book is a worthy tribute to three of the most famous American writers for children.-Melissa Hudak, North Suburban District Library, Roscoe, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Cynthia Rylant was born on June 6, 1954 in Hopewell, Virginia. She attended and received degrees at Morris Harvey College, Marshall University, and Kent State University. <p> Rylant worked as an English professor and at the children's department of a public library, where she first discovered her love of children's literature. <p> She has written more than 100 children's books in English and Spanish, including works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Her novel Missing May won the 1993 Newbery Medal and A Fine White Dust was a 1987 Newbery Honor book. Rylant wrote A Kindness, Soda Jerk, and A Couple of Kooks and Other Stories, which were named as Best Book for Young Adults. When I was Young in the Mountains and The Relatives Came won the Caldecott Award. <p> She has many popular picture books series, including Henry and Mudge, Mr. Putter and Tabby and High-Rise Private Eyes. (Bowker Author Biography)

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