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A wordful child / by George Ella Lyon ; photographs by Ann W. Olson.

By: Lyon, George Ella, 1949-.
Contributor(s): Olson, Ann W [ill.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: Meet the author (Katonah, N.Y.): Publisher: Katonah, N.Y. : Richard C. Owen Publishers, c1996Description: 32 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm.ISBN: 1572740167; 9781572740167.Subject(s): Lyon, George Ella, 1949- -- Juvenile literature | Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Children's literature -- Authorship -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 813/.54 | B Summary: The author describes how her love of words and her personal experiences evolved into a career as a writer.
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The author describes how her love of words and her personal experiences evolved into a career as a writer.

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Gr 2-4‘Two brief autobiographies by children's book authors. Heller relates the basic facts of her life, but does not communicate her love for her craft. The writing is thin and does little to reveal the author's personality or influences on her work. Lyon, on the other hand, speaks eloquently about her love of words. One of her most important memories is of her extended family telling stories around the dinner table. Some of these stories later became books, such as A Regular Rolling Noah (S & S, 1991). Lyon recounts the years of hard work it took to become a published author. She tells children that just as their teachers require revision, so her editor requires many revisions. Both books have excellent-quality full-color photographs and reproductions. However, the illustrations for A Wordful Child are not quite as effective as those in Fine Lines, which feature reproductions of Heller's striking artwork. Much of the information here can be found in Something About the Author (Gale, 1986), but these titles are on an easier reading level and are far more visually appealing.‘Anne Parker, Milton Public Library, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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<p> George Ella Lyon was born on April 25, 1949, in Harlan, Kentucky. She is an author who has published in many genre, including picture books, poetry, juvenile novels and articles. Her books often take place in Appalachia. She earned her B.A. at Centre College in Kentucky in 1971, her M.A. at the University of Arkansas in 1972 and her PhD at Indiana University - Bloomington in 1978. <p> She first published in 1983, a poetry collection called Mountain. Aside from publishing, she also taught writing at a number of colleges, including the University of Kentucky, Centre College, Transylvania University, and Radford University. She has also acted as an executive committee member for the Women Writers Conference. She has also taught writing through workshops, conferences, and author visits. <p> Her titles include Father Time and the Day Boxes, Sonny's House of Spies, Holding on to Zoe, All the Water in the World, With a Hammer for My Heart, and Where I'm From: Where Poems Come From. In 2014 her title Voices from the March on Washington made the Hot Civil Rights Titles List. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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