What Do Authors Do?

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 1997 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages
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A sprightly text and colorful illustrations follow two creative people-and a talkative dog and cat-through the writing process step by step, from the inspiration for a story to the satisfaction of sharing the book with readers. Eileen Christelow based this instructive picture book on questions children asked during her classroom talks around the country. Simple enough for young children to understand, and with the entertainment value of fiction, "What Do Authors Do?" is children's nonfiction at its best.

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User Review  - lawacademyslmc - LibraryThing

This book does an excellent job of explaining how books are published from the beginning (It starts with an idea) to the end (getting the book published and reviewed). Students will clearly understand ... Read full review

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User Review  - amclellan0908 - LibraryThing

This book uses simple sentences and comic strip style pictures to explain how writers write and what writers do before, during, and after writing processes. I could use this to help review the writing ... Read full review

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Eileen Christelow has created numerous fun and funny picture books, including the Five Little Monkeys series, Author, and most recently, Letters from a Desperate Dog. She and her husband, Ahren, live in Vermont. For more information visit www.christelow.com.

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