Download David ''Dav'' Pilkey (Who Wrote That?) by Dennis Abrams PDF

By Dennis Abrams

ISBN-10: 1438133707

ISBN-13: 9781438133706

ISBN-10: 160413500X

ISBN-13: 9781604135008

"A Wrinkle in Time"; "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"; and, "Where the Wild issues Are". you recognize the tales, you're keen on the characters, yet have you learnt 'who wrote that'? know about the folk in the back of your favourite stories and why they felt forced to put in writing for kids. This sequence deals nice insights with 'Did You Know?' containers that spotlight attention-grabbing evidence in regards to the authors. moreover, the 'Popular Books' and 'Popular Characters' sections permit scholars to find new works through their favourite authors.

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Born in Hopewell, Virginia, on June 6, 1954, she was just four years old when her parents divorced. She was sent to live with her grandparents in Cool Ridge, West Virginia. Her grandparents’ house had no electricity or running water; and during the four years Cynthia lived there, she was unable to travel far from the house, since her grandparents did not own a car. Growing up in a poor area of Appalachia, she was unsure of what she could do with her life after graduating from high school. Inspired by her mother’s example, she decided to go to college.

But while drama wins awards, seriousness does not necessarily translate into popularity or longevity. It is entirely possible that generations of young readers will still be enjoying the adventures of Captain Underpants long after The Paperboy and other Caldecott winners are forgotten.

Actors have a much better chance of winning an Oscar for playing a dramatic role than a comedic one. In literature, serious novels are the ones that win the Pulitzer Prize, the Caldecott Medal, and the Nobel Prize. Being funny might make millions laugh, but it generally does not lead to awards. But while drama wins awards, seriousness does not necessarily translate into popularity or longevity. It is entirely possible that generations of young readers will still be enjoying the adventures of Captain Underpants long after The Paperboy and other Caldecott winners are forgotten.

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