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Talking Books is a collection of monologues - reworked transcripts from indepth interviews with some of the most important and influential of contemporary children's writers.
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Talking Books

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Talking Books is a collection of monologues - reworked transcripts from indepth interviews with some of the most important and influential of contemporary children's writers.
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Editorial Reviews

Carter teaches both creative writing and children's literature at Reading University, UK. Here he interviews at length 13 British children's book authors: Neil Ardley, Ian Beck, Helen Cresswell, Gillian Cross, Terry Deary, Berlie Doherty, Alan Durant, Brian Moses, Philip Pullman, Celia Rees, Norman Silver, Jacqueline Wilson, and Benjamin Zephaniah. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203025178
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publication date: 5/13/1999
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • File size: 5 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction: Talking about this book ix
Acknowledgements xiii
'The Lost Angels'
'Readathon Sleepathon'
specialist subject - compiling anthologies
'Civil Lies'
Specialist subject - performing poetry
Peter and the Wolf
Tom and the Island of Dinosaurs
Specialist subject - illustrating text
The Way Things Work
Eyewitness Guide No. 12: Music
Specialist subject - working with editors
Bloody Scotland
Shakespeare Stories
Specialist subject - series publishing
The Piemakers
Specialist subject - writing for television: Lizzie Dripping, Moondial, The Demon Headmaster
The Demon Headmaster
Specialist subject - libraries
Dear Nobody
The Snake-stone
Specialist subject - writing books in school
Mouse Party
Specialist subject - writing for different ages
His Dark Materials 1: Northern Lights
Specialist subject - working with illustrators
Blood Sinister (Point Horror)
Specialist subject - writing horror and the horror phenomenon
The Blue Horse
Specialist subject - methods of research
Double Act
The Suitcase Kid
Specialist subject - working with Nick Sharratt
A miscellany of information on children's books: advice on author visits
Advice for adults on writing for children
Annual book events and festivals
Competitions - children's own writing
Competitions - adults writing for children
Information centres and children's book organisations
MA courses in Children's Literature
Magazines and journals
Northern Children's Book Festival
Reference texts and further reading
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