Chris Crutcher

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The Rosen Publishing Group, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages
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Young readers are always interested in the lives of the writers of their favorite books. This extremely exciting, new Rosen Central series explores and celebrates the lives and work of favorite middle school and young adult authors. Chock-full of fascinating information (great for book reports and research projects!), including interviews with the authors, these books trace the path each writer has taken in developing his or her career. Each book focuses on the writer's most popular and critically acclaimed books and provides relevant insight into each writer's personal life and what it means for each author to be a writer. Extremely well-written and easy to read, these are an absolute must for any librarian. Books include selected reviews and lists of works and awards. A recipient of the 2000 Margaret A. Edwards Award, Chris Crutcher is best known for his dynamic books featuring athletic male protagonists on the cusp of adulthood. This fascinating look into his life and work includes passages from his novels, excerpts from reviews from
  

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Contents

An Unpredictable Life
7
A Child
13
A Student
21
An Athlete
33
A Teacher
43
A Therapist
50
A Writer
60
Interview with Chris Crutcher
75
Timeline
82
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About the author (2004)

Michael A. Sommers is a freelance journalist. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, and The International Herald Tribune.

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