Esther Forbes: A Bio-Bibliography of the Author of Johnny Tremain

Esther Forbes: A Bio-Bibliography of the Author of Johnny Tremain

by Jack Bales
     
 

Although scores of authors have written more books than Esther Forbes (1891-1967), few have received as many literary awards or as much widespread recognition. Jack Bales's comprehensive Forbes bio-bibliography provides a biographical essay largely based on letters, interviews, and other contemporary source material. The second section of the book is an annotated

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Although scores of authors have written more books than Esther Forbes (1891-1967), few have received as many literary awards or as much widespread recognition. Jack Bales's comprehensive Forbes bio-bibliography provides a biographical essay largely based on letters, interviews, and other contemporary source material. The second section of the book is an annotated bibliography of criticism, divided into general criticism and criticism of Forbes as a children's writer. Works covered include book reviews, newspaper and magazine articles, biographical and bibliographic studies, children's literature references, study guides, essays, theses and dissertations, and other critical writings. The other two sections of the book include lists of sources consulted, as well as an author and title index.

Editorial Reviews

American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
...a valuable addition to the body of information about this deserving American writer.
AB Bookman's Weekly
...a carefully documented record of the critical and popular response to the novelist's works and surveys the extent of the literature devoted to Johnny Tremain. In his biographical essay, Bales sheds considerable light on the way in which Forbes' background shaped the course of her writing life.
American Reference Books Annual
...a valuable addition to the body of information about this deserving American writer.
Ab Bookman's Weekly
...a carefully documented record of the critical and popular response to the novelist's works and surveys the extent of the literature devoted to Johnny Tremain. In his biographical essay, Bales sheds considerable light on the way in which Forbes' background shaped the course of her writing life.
ARBA
...a valuable addition to the body of information about this deserving American writer..
Booknews
Best known for her still-popular 1943 children's story about Johnny Tremain, Forbes also gained critical recognition and literary awards for several other works. This volume offers a brief biographical essay followed by an annotated bibliography of criticism covering book reviews, general criticism, and children's literature criticism. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810833708
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Series:
Scarecrow Author Bibliographies Series, #98
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.64(d)

Meet the Author

Jack Bales is a Reference Librarian at Mary Washington College in Fredricksburg, Virginia.

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