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Before They Were Authors: Famous Writers as Kids
By (author): Elizabeth Haidle
9781328801531 Hardcover, Paper over boards English Age (years) from 10 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Biography May 14, 2019 Print Run: 40000
$23.99 CAD
Active 5.4 x 10.13 x 0.48 in | 390 gr 64 pages Full-color illustrations Houghton Mifflin Harcourt HMH Books for Young Readers
This exciting debut in graphic novel format tells the childhood stories of literary legends including Maya Angelou, Roald Dahl, and Sandra Cisnernos. Perfect for fans ofGood Night Stories for Rebel Girls and Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World.

What makes a writer? What inspires them? Where do their stories come from? Striking illustrations and a popular graphic novel format bring to life this anthology of literary legends and their childhoods. Featuring beloved authors such as Maya Angelou, C.S. Lewis, Gene Luen Yang and J.K. Rowling, these stories capture the childhood triumphs, failures, and inspirations that predated their careers.

Children ages ten and up will see themselves in these humanized portraits and wonder if they, too, might have it in them to write. A celebration of creativity, this collective graphic biography is sprinkled throughout with writing wisdom and inspiring quotes.

Elizabeth Haidleis the co-founder of Mascot Press, creating thought-provoking comics and animations. She has an incurable passion for illustrated biographies and low-maintenance gardening. Her first book, at age 13, was about a grumpy elf with a pet snail. Bill Peet is her favorite children's book author. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
Twitter: @ehaidle
Instagram: @ehaidle

Rep Pick: As a child, did you ever think about becoming an author? Many children interested in literature wonder who their favourite writers were as children. From C.S. Lewis to J.K. Rowling, Before They Were Authors is a beautiful graphic novel telling the stories of how our favourite authors were when they were children. This will be delightful for adults and children alike! —Louis-Marc Simard

"[A] pleasing design aesthetic, and myriad details invite prolonged perusing." —Publishers Weekly

"[F]ans of classic children’s literature will enjoy this reverential and playful volume."—Booklist

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