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Some Writer! The Story of E B White

Some Writer! The Story of E B White (Hardback)

By Sweet, Melissa

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In this stunning, first-ever fully-illustrated biography of legendary author E.B. White, Sibert medalist and Caldecott Honor winner Melissa Sweet uses White's letters, photos, and mementos, as well as her original collaged art, to tell the true story of one of the most beloved au... read full description below.

ISBN 9780544319592
Published 1 December 2016 by Houghton Mifflin
Format Hardback
Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780544319592
ISBN-10 0544319591
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Imprint Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date 1 December 2016
International Publication Date 4 October 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Sweet, Melissa
Category Information Resources & Places Of Interest
Writers, Poets & Dramatists
Educational & Careers Guidance
Human Geography / Peoples Of The World
English Literature: Literary Criticism
English Language: Specific Skills
Number of Pages 176
Dimensions Width: 178mm
Height: 229mm
Weight 635g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress Authors, American - 20th century, Authors, Children's stories - Authorship, White, E. B, Biographies
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code B
Catalogue Code 682150

Description of this Book

SOME PIG, Charlotte the spider s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White s Charlotte s Web. In Some Writer!, the two-time Caldecott Honor winner Melissa Sweet mixes White s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White's granddaughter.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review * Sweet ties together elements of White s life in both pleasantly rambling prose and enchanting illustrations, constructed from found objects, collage, and watercolor scenes. Photos, handwritten letters, early drafts, and other ephemera, along with artfully typed out quotes from White s work, layer over each inviting page... This beautiful piece of bookmaking with enchanting artwork will easily draw in young readers, and the warm account of the adored author will keep them turning pages. Booklist, STARRED review

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Author's Bio

Melissa Sweet celebrates the natural world, E. B. White-style, with her winsome mixed-media artwork. She received a Sibert Medal for Balloons Over Broadway and Caldecott Honors for both The Right Word and A River of Words by Jen Bryant. She lives on the Maine coast. Visit her website at www.melissasweet.net.

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