Anthony Horowitz

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You know the stories, you love the characters, but do you know the story behind the writer? Anthony Horowitz grew up in a life of wealth and privilege that most people can only dream of. And now, as the creator of the popular Alex Rider series, Horowitz has become one of the most popular children’s authors in the world. But before Horowitz found his calling as a writer, he first had to overcome an unhappy childhood and an early lack of success in order to become the successful writer he is today. In a one-volume ...
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Overview

You know the stories, you love the characters, but do you know the story behind the writer? Anthony Horowitz grew up in a life of wealth and privilege that most people can only dream of. And now, as the creator of the popular Alex Rider series, Horowitz has become one of the most popular children’s authors in the world. But before Horowitz found his calling as a writer, he first had to overcome an unhappy childhood and an early lack of success in order to become the successful writer he is today. In a one-volume reference, Anthony Horowitz details the life and real-life influences of this famous author, revealing the person behind the words, and the author behind the literature we love.
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Children's Literature - Emily Cook
This title is part of the "Who Wrote That" series. Dennis Abrams now adds British author Anthony Horowitz to this collection of biographies reserved for the "who's who" in the children's book world. No stone is left unturned in this book about Horowitz. As the author of the popular Alex Rider middle-grade teen spy adventures, fans will find themselves entranced with all the detail in this book. Not only do readers have the great privilege of learning more about the series' hero, Rider, but also how Horowitz made his successful transition from television writer to book writer to virtual celebrity in a matter of a few short years. Not that he had not attempted to write children's books before. In fact he had written one children's book a year for at least twenty years before finding success with his first Alex Rider book, Stormbreaker. With the success of this one book, Horowitz's recognition as a new force in the children's book world really took off. Just six short years later an entire series was born and Horowitz received the success he had dreamt of all his life. Readers will find some surprising facts and an engaging history within these pages. Abrams does a remarkable job of drawing the reader in and keeping them hooked from start to finish.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791089682
  • Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/2006
  • Series: Who Wrote That? Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 11 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Posted November 3, 2008

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    Why write this book. I want my money back. Anthony Horowitz is my favorite author. The Alex Rider series is awesome. His new series Jason Steed is awesome if book one; Fledgling Jason Steed is anythong to go on. (Written under a pen name)<BR/>But this book is nothing, You can find all the information on the net.

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