What Do Authors Do?by Eileen Christelow
A humorous and instructive look at how authors develop their ideas into a book and then find a pub-lisher. Step-by-step, the author describes the dedication and patience that writing requires; the help supplied by friends, family, editors, designers, and printers; and the satisfaction of readers' appreciation. "Librarians and teachers introducing the writing process will find this title very useful." -- School Library Journal, starred review
"Christelow's purpose-to answer the general question posed in the title by including just about every topic raised when authors visit schools or libraries-is accomplished in a humorous, sprightly manner. . . . Young readers will . . . welcome the journey from idea to finished book." School Library Journal, Starred
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Meet the Author
Eileen Christelow has created numerous fun and funny picture books, including the Five Little Monkeys series, Author, and most recently, Letters from a Desperate Dog. She and her husband, Ahren, live in Vermont. For more information visit www.christelow.com.
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I absolutely love this book! I'm studying to become a teacher and I love how the book explains in a non-intimidating a easy to follow way how a book becomes a book. Great to use in the classroom if you want to do a book project with kids. It can get a little distracting and confusing because of the captions so it's not recommended for readers younger than 9. Other than that great book!!!
I bought this book for my 8 year old son who hated writing.....it really helped change his attitude towards the task. It is funny and informative at the same time, I agree that all children should have this book at home!!!! Amantina NYC