Author: A True Story
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - SJoachim - LibraryThing
This books is about the children's book author Helen Lester. As a child she wrote everything as a mirror image. Over time she overcome this writing disability and became a teacher. She started writing children's books and fell in love with it. Read full review
AUTHOR: A True StoryUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A breezy look at the trials and triumphs of authorship from Lester (Princess Penelope's Parrot, 1996). She began her writing career at age three by inundating her patient mother with hundreds of ... Read full review