Marla Frazee

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ABDO, Jan 1, 2012 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 24 pages
This biography introduces readers to Marla Frazee, illustrator of the beautiful, award-winning All the World picture book. Readers will learn about Frazee's childhood and current family life in California, her early interest in drawing, as well as the real-life inspiration for some of her picture book stories such as A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever and Roller Coaster. Easy-to-read text and full-color photos highlight Frazee's childhood, family, education, life as an illustrator, and her beloved works, including the popular Clementine books. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

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This is a biography about the illustrator Marla Frazee. It talks about where she grew up, how she became who she is today, and all the awards etc. that she has accomplished throughout her career. It ... Read full review


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Sheila Griffin Llanas is a writer of library-bound informational books for children and teens. She edited her college literary review and received a BA in literature, then an MFA in poetry at the University of Iowa. She taught with Johns Hopkins CTY, a summer program that offers college-type classes to middle grade and high school students. Next, she taught composition at a two-year college. She bagan to write for magazines, clothing catalogs, and educational publishers which lead to becoming a freelance writer. Her first informational children┐s book was Helen of Troy. She has written 30 non-fiction library books for children and teen readers. Her titles also include: Buffaloes, Coyotes, Daniel Radcliffe and Gray Wolves. Some other projects she has written include romantic stories for Woman┐s World, novel reviews for Beyond Her Book, a Publisher┐s Weekly blog, Lands┐ End catalog copy, essays for magazines like Christian Science Monitor, Bead & Button, Wisconsin Trails, and poems for little magazines like APR, Jubilat, Sonora Review, Denver Quarterly.