Robert Cormier: Author of the Chocolate War

Robert Cormier: Author of the Chocolate War

by Ann Angel

Hardcover(Library Binding)



With the publication of his first young adult novel, The Chocolate War, author Robert Cormier earned a reputation for writing novels that realistically and unflinchingly explored the tragic side of human nature. Each of his subsequent novels continued to illustrate the dark consequences of what happens when good people do not oppose the evil forces they encounter. Cormier began his professional career writing radio commercials before becoming an award-winning journalist. He became a full-time novelist after the success of The Chocolate War. He followed up this success with other popular titles, such as I Am the Cheese and After the First Death. Although his novels have been challenged in school libraries across the country, teens and adults applauded Cormier for taking on tough subjects.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766027190
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/28/2007
Series: Authors Teens Love Series
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 6.81(w) x 9.31(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range: 11 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Dare to Disturb the Universe     7
Life at the Comb Factory     19
Small Town Reporter     29
The Chocolate War and Beyond     36
I Am the Cheese     44
Censorship and Challenges     55
Secrets of Everyday Heroes     64
Cormier's Readers Change Over Time     69
In His Own Words     79
Chronology     82
Chapter Notes     84
Glossary     98
Selected Works     100
Further Reading     101
Internet Addresses     102
Index     103

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Robert Cormier: Author of the Chocolate War 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
meggyweg on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Although of course Patty Campbell's book is the best Cormier biography/lit crit, this book is definitely worth a look because it contains some very touching family anecdotes and photographs you will not be able to find elsewhere. Thus, I recommend.