Worlds of Childhood: The Art and Craft of Writing for Children

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Six prominent children's authors, including Maurice Sendak, Rosemary Wells, and Jack Prelutsky, agree that to enter the worlds that children inhabit, you must possess the magic word - honesty.

Six acclaimed authors of books for children discuss their works in this latest volume in the critically praised Writer's Craft series. The authors include Jean Fritz, Maurice Sendak, Jill Krementz, Jack Prelutsky, Rosemary Wells and Katherine Paterson.

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It's always great to learn from an acknowledged master of the trade, and in Worlds of Childhood: The Art and Craft of Writing for Children you have the opportunity to do just that. Six well-known authors of classic children's books discuss their own childhood and the things that served as inspiration for their writings. Learn what these pros think about their craft, what excites them, and the things they deem difficult. Most of all, learn what they believe to be the key to reaching children and inhabiting their world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780395514252
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 4/6/1990
  • Series: Writer's Craft Series
  • Pages: 213
  • Product dimensions: 5.02 (w) x 8.04 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

William Zinsser is a writer, editior, and teacher. His fifteen books include the classic On Writing Well, which is in the sixth edition, and Writing to Learn. He lives in New York City.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Visitors from My Boyhood 15
The Well-Tempered Children's Book 39
Listening to Children 63
The Teller and the Tale 89
In Search of the Addle-pated Paddlepuss 115
Heart in Hiding 139
Bibliography 173
Contributors 209
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