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J.K. Rowling (Blue Banner Biographies) Library Binding – November, 2004

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Grade 3-6-These series titles are offered as "non-fictionalized stories that present the lives of contemporary, multicultural role models." The font size, ample white space, and vocabulary make them appropriate for transitional and reluctant readers. After introductory chapters about each author's popularity, information is presented in brief, chronological chapters. The material in Rowling is presented in an even manner but the text in Sendak is sometimes choppy and confusing. Additionally, there is some misinformation. (The first line of the book states that Where the Wild Things Are was Sendak's first picture book. It wasn't.) There are too many inaccuracies in this book to recommend purchase. Margin notes clue readers in to what can be found in the texts, but not all correspond to information found on the same page. Each book contains quotes, but the sources are not noted. Average-quality, black-and-white captioned photographs are scattered throughout each volume. Sendak has a list of his selected works, but neither title has a list for further reading. Libraries owning S. Ward's Meet J. K. Rowling (Rosen, 2001) will not need Gaines's title; stick with the collective biographies you already have to supply information on Sendak.
Kathleen Simonetta, Indian Trails Public Library District, Wheeling, IL
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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This is an unauthorized biography of J. K. Rowling. It has not been approved nor endorsed by J. K. Rowling.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Grade Level: 3 and up
  • Series: Blue Banner Biographies
  • Library Binding: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Mitchell Lane Pub Inc (November 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1584153253
  • ISBN-13: 978-1584153252
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,250,735 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ingrid Jacobs on January 3, 2007
Format: Library Binding
I bought this book for my 3rd grade students to use in conjunction with our reading the biography of Helen Keller. I also wanted my students to get an understanding for the "author process." The students enjoyed learning about a favorite author, they were able to understand the language of the book, they could read it by themselves, and they could relate to how they feel about producing a finished piece of writing.
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By Shorty on August 17, 2004
Format: Library Binding
I really liked reading this book about the author of the Harry Potter books. It tells how she got the idea for Harry Potter. Great pix in the book, too.
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