100 Most Popular Children's Authors: Biographical Sketches by Sharron L. McElmeel

By Sharron L. McElmeel

Scholars can examine extra approximately their favourite authors and locate lots of examining fabrics they're going to get pleasure from with this cheap biographical paintings and ready-reference. that includes a hundred cherished and celebrated kid's publication authors, McElmeel bargains enticing biographical sketches, photographs, and chosen bibliographies and lists of similar info resources. incorporated are such long-time luminaries as Beverly Cleary and Marguerite Henry in addition to many new rising writers. McElmeel's concentration is on modern authors and people whose works are nonetheless in print. A extra present and cheap substitute to multivolume guides, this publication is a smart assortment improvement instrument and source for writer reviews. scholars will take pleasure in utilizing it for his or her experiences and learn papers.

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During a visit to South America to inspect her real­estate holdings, seventeen­year­old Vesper attempts to stop the building of a canal that would destroy the homeland of a native tribe. The Drackenberg Adventure (Dutton, 1988).  The obscure European grand duchy is threatened with annexation by a neighboring kingdom. The Jedera Adventure (Dutton, 1989). Vesper and her guardians face danger, in the remote country of Jedera, when they attempt to return a valuable book borrowed years ago by Vesper's father.

Adventure The Barn (Orchard, 1994).  Their father's building of the barn becomes the symbol for recovery. Beyond the Western Sea, Book 1: The Escape from Home (Orchard, 1996). Beyond the Western Sea, Book 2: Lord Kirkle's Money (Orchard, 1996). A gallery of unforgettable characters flee Ireland in the 1850s, encounter stolen money in London, and search for their immigrant father in America. Captain Grey (Morrow, 1993).  A tale from the 1780s. Animal Tales Poppy (Orchard, 1995).  Ocax. Poppy and Rye (Avon, 1998).

The book focused on the Quileute Indians.  Together they wrote six more novels set in England.  She used her writing skills as a means to teach history. After leaving England, the Beattys moved to California, where Patricia taught a children's writing class for the University of California at Los Angeles Extension Department.  For example, the main character in Champion Towers, Penitence Hervey, tells her own story.  And if the Oxford English Dictionary listed the word as late as 1665, the word stayed.

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