Author: A True Story

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Aug 26, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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So begins the story of Helen Lester, author of Tacky the Penguin and many other popular books for children. By sharing her struggles as a child and later as a successful author, she demonstrates that hurdles are part of the process. She even gives writing tips, such as keeping a "fizzle box." Helen Lester uses her unique ability to laugh at her mistakes to create both a guide for young writers and an amusing personal story of the disappointments and triumphs of a writer's life.

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User Review  - Liz Benitez - Goodreads

Interest Level: Grades K - 2 Grade level Equivalent: 2.8 Lexile Measure: 570L This book is about Helen who is a writer. She shares the story of her up and downs through her careers as a write. She ... Read full review

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User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

A very cute autobiography written for children. It discusses how the author became an author, the process of writing an publishing a book, and what being an author entails. It would be very useful to ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger have been together through thick and thin since first publishing The Wizard, the Fairy, and the Magic Chicken in 1983. They have collaborated on the hilarious Tacky the Penguin series and many other wildly funny and popular titles, including the award-winning Hooway for Wodney Wat. Helen Lester is a full-time writer who makes her home in New York, and Lynn Munsinger is a full-time illustrator living in Vermont.

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