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Nature! wild and wonderful / by Laurence Pringle ; photographs by Tim Holmstrom.

By: Pringle, Laurence, 1935-.
Contributor(s): Holmstrom, Tim [ill.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: Meet the author (Katonah, N.Y.): Publisher: Katonah, N.Y. : Richard C. Owen, c1997Description: 32 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 157274071X (hardcover); 9781572740716 (hardcover).Subject(s): Pringle, Laurence, 1935- -- Juvenile literature | Natural history -- Authorship -- Juvenile literature | Science writers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Children's literature -- Authorship -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 808/.066508 Summary: A prominent children's books author shares his life, his daily activities, and his creative process, showing how all are intertwined.
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A prominent children's books author shares his life, his daily activities, and his creative process, showing how all are intertwined.

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Gr 1-4‘Three authors invite readers into their homes and workplaces, introduce their families and pets, and even offer a look through their family albums. In first-person narratives, they confide childhood dreams and fears and remember their early sources of inspiration. Their revelations are delightful: Asch pays homage to his boyhood hero, Roy Rogers, and shares a wonderful picture of himself with Roy in later years; McKissack describes listening as a child to storytellers in her own family and later telling her own stories to school classes; Pringle shows a journal of bird life with pictures he drew over 40 years ago. Each voice is different and individual personalities come through. The format is ideal for the intended audience, with plenty of white space between lines, wide margins, and appropriate vocabulary. Excellent, recent, full-color photos and/or old black-and-white pictures appear on every page. These autobiographies will entertain and inspire young readers.‘Marlene Gawron, Orange County Library, Orlando, FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Laurence Pringle was raised on an isolated farm in western New York. He studied wildlife biology at Cornell University and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and had begun to seek a doctorate in that field. But for several reasons, including trouble with some subjects, Pringle decided to switch to journalism. <p> In 1962, he was looking for a job as an editor and writer with an outdoor or science magazine. He found an opening with Nature and Science, a children's magazine published by The American Museum of Natural History. Pringle joined that magazine in early 1963 and during the seven years of that magazine's life, learned a lot about writing for young readers. His friend and editor at the magazine encouraged Pringle to write a book for children. His first manuscript was rejected by several publishers but was finally accepted and published in 1968. <p> When Nature and Science was disbanded in the spring of 1970, Pringle had two choices: look for another editing job or try to survive as a freelance writer. He chose to become a writer and is now the highly acclaimed author of over a hundred books. He writes mainly biographical and environmental stories for children and young adults. <p> Pringle is the recipient of two major awards for his body of writing; the Eva L. Gordon Award for Children's Science Literature and the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award in 1999. He has won national awards from the American Nature Study Society and the National Wildlife Federation. Many of his books, including Everybody Has a Bellybutton, have been cited by the National Science Teacher's Association/Children's Book Council as "Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children." In 1998, the National Council of Teachers of English selected his book An Extraordinary Life: The Story of a Monarch Butterfly for the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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