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  - 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 Story

User 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

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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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