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Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White (Ala Notable Children's Books. All Ages) Hardcover – Illustrated, October 4, 2016
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★ "E. B. White is such a fixture in the children’s literature landscape that it’s hard to think of him as a regular person. Fortunately, Melissa Sweet comes to the rescue in this individual, creative, and thoroughly artistic chronicle of the noted writer’s life." —Bulletin, starred review
★ "An excellent guide to the life of a celebrated writer." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
★ "Like Charlotte, Sweet spins a terrific story. A masterful biography." —Kirkus, starred review
"Melissa Sweet's beguiling biography of the author of Charlotte's Web deserves to be savored by anyone who has ever loved White's words."
"An E. B. White biography like no other." —BookPage
"Whether the name E. B. White is a new discovery or a much-loved author, Some Writer! will captivate readers of all ages."
—Christian Science Monitor
★ "Drop everything and share widely." —School Library Journal, starred review
★ "Sweet raises her collage skills to new heights while bringing her love and admiration for fellow Mainer E. B. White to the page for everyone to appreciate. Just as her astounding collages blend materials that might have been found in a barn in Maine, the text carefully blends her words with those of the beloved writer of children’s books... Sweet has written and drawn a fast-moving, thorough, deeply researched, and accessible biography." —Horn Book, starred review
★ " This beautiful piece of bookmaking with enchanting artwork will easily draw in young readers, and the warm account of the adored author will keep them turning pages." —Booklist, starred review
"What elevates this book to the stratosphere is the art. Practically glowing, it turns a very fine biography into something original, creative, and marvelous." —NerdyBookClub.com
- Lexile measure : 1030L
- Grade level : 3 - 7
- Item Weight : 1.4 pounds
- Hardcover : 176 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0544319591
- ISBN-13 : 978-0544319592
- Dimensions : 7 x 0.64 x 9 inches
- Publisher : HMH Books for Young Readers; Illustrated edition (October 4, 2016)
- Reading level : 8 - 12 years
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #140,895 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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That story was a part of who I was as a child and who I am as an adult (also kind of a kid:).
I just somehow never thought about E.B. White. I hadn’t been curious for some odd reason. I should have been. It’s a love merely delayed by time.
This book made me fall in love with E.B. White. So many stories and anecdotes... wonderful art... It’s fascinating and helpful to other writers to read about his writing process. This story of E.B. White is so successful that I won’t ever think of one of his books without thinking of him. I also went to amazon to put a bunch of books E.B. White’s containing essays, letters, etc into my amazon cart.
He was a good man. Good to the soles of his feet. Good to his hair blowing in the breeze against the blue of a summer sky in Maine. He was quirky. Just wait till you read about the fire escape. You’ll want to know more... and you might find yourself wanting to build a boat.