The Best Story

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Dial Books for Young Readers, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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The best story is one that comes from the heart

The library is having a contest for the best story, and the quirky narrator of this story just has to win that rollercoaster ride with her favourite author! But what makes a story the best?

Her brother Tim says the best stories have lots of action. Her father thinks the best stories are the funniest. And Aunt Jane tells her the best stories have to make people cry. A story that does all these things doesn't seem quite right, though, and the one thing the whole family can agree on is that the best story has to be your own.

Anne Wilsdorf's hilarious illustrations perfectly capture this colourful family and their outrageous stories in Eileen Spinelli's heartfelt tale about creativity and finding your own voice.

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User Review  - Lisapier - LibraryThing

This is first person account of a young girl who is trying write a story to enter in a local contest. In her excitement , she realizes she is not sure where to start or what to include. She asks fro ... Read full review

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User Review  - krausch - LibraryThing

I liked this book. The pictures matched every word perfectly. I would read this book to a class because the best thing to write are things that come from their own heart. This teaches students that ... Read full review


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About the author (2008)

Eileen Spinelli lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Anne Wilsdorf lives in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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