Paul O. Zelinsky

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This biography introduces readers to Paul O. Zelinsky, author and illustrator of the incredibly popular Wheels on the Bus and Rapunzel. Readers will learn about Zelinsky's childhood in Illinois and his current family life in Brooklyn, New York, his early interest in drawing, his experience living and learning in Italy, the classical inspiration for some of his picture books such as Rumpelstiltskin. Easy-to-read text and full-color photos highlight Zelinsky's childhood, family, education, life as an illustrator, and beloved works, including Swamp Angel and the recently re-released Knick-Knack Paddywhack. 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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Contents

Contents
3
Making a Masterpiece
4
The Taste of Color
6
Creative Kid
8
World of Possibility
10
Change of Pace
12
Family and Fairy Tales
14
A Colorful Career
16
Ultimate Reward
18
Inspired in Brooklyn
20
Glossary
22
Web Sites
23
Index
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Copyright

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About the author (2012)

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.