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Someone Like Me

Someone Like Me

A well crafted, uniquely told picture book about how someone might grow up to be a writer, from the author of the Newbery Award - winning classic Sarah, Plain and Tall. If you were a little girl who listened to stories over and over and over and who read books every night, every ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781626723344
Barcode 9781626723344
Published 8 August 2017 by Misc - Alliance Distribution
Format Hardback
Author(s) By MacLachlan, Patricia
Illustrated by Sheban, Chris
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ISBN-13 9781626723344
ISBN-10 1626723346
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Imprint Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date 8 August 2017
International Publication Date 29 June 2017
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By MacLachlan, Patricia
Illustrated by Sheban, Chris
Category Human Geography / Peoples Of The World
English Literature: Literary Criticism
English Language: Specific Skills
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 223mm
Height: 262mm
Spine: 9mm
Weight 348g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress Authorship, MacLachlan, Patricia - Childhood and youth, JUVENILE NONFICTION - Biography & Autobiography - Literary, JUVENILE NONFICTION - Language Arts - Composition & Creative Writing
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 754896

Description of this Book

If you were a little girlwho listened to storiesover and over and over;and who read booksevery night, every day, even as her mother led her across the street, You might be me, a writer.Follow a little girl in acclaimed writer Patricia MacLachlan's semi-autobiographical picture book. Filled with gorgeous and thoughtful illustrations by Chris Sheban, learn what it might take to grow up to become a writer.A Neal Porter Book

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review * MacLachlan journeys through her past--a girl who read constantly, climbed trees, and tried to teach her dog to talk by moving his lips like hers --to see what made her the person she became, who writes about talking dogs/ and chickens who scratch stories in the dirt. Sheban's scenes are bathed in golden light, and his faded palette and soft textures evoke a spare upbringing: simple clothing, old cars, a worn-out suitcase. --Publsihers Weekly, starred review* Lovely scenes are balanced with amusing ones, giving this expressive picture book its irresistible, down-to-earth charm. --Booklist, starred review When does someone truly learn the gift of writing and storytelling? Newbery Medalist MacLachlan takes her trademark elegant writing to the picture-book level with this semiautobiographical charmer. --Kirkus Reviews
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Patricia MacLachlan is the author of many novels for children, including the Newbery Medal-winning Sarah, Plain and Tall; Baby; Waiting for the Magic; and The Truth of Me. Among her picture books are What You Know First and Lala Salama. This is Patricia's second book for Roaring Brook Press, after The Iridescence of Birds. She lives in western Massachusetts with her husband and her old dog, Emmet. Chris Sheban has been awarded three gold and three silver medals from the Society of Illustrators. Some of the books he has illustrated are I Met a Dinosaur by Jan Wahl, Catching the Moon by Myla Goldberg, and What To Do With a Box by Jane Yolen.

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