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S is for Story: A Writer's Alphabet (Alphabet Books (Sleeping Bear Press)) Hardcover – September 9, 2009
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About the Author
Zachary Pullen's picture-book illustrations have won awards and garnered starred reviews. He has been honored several times with acceptance into the prestigous Society of Illustrators juried shows and Communication Arts Illustration Annual of the best in current illustration. Zak lives in Wyoming.
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Top Customer Reviews
"X is for eXpression-
well-ordered words held dear,
that best reveal
what one might feel
or see or think or hear."
I was surprised to see that this was not just another alphabet book, but rather one in which there were many unexpected words of wisdom to the writer hidden in its pages. The reader is in for a real treat when hints pop up from the likes of everyone from one of my favorites, Katherine Paterson, to J.K. Rowling. For example one tidbit from Paterson states that "the writer's job is to create round, not flat, characters. Know each story character from the inside out helps you to do just that." Each letter is graced by a sidebar of writers' thoughts and tips pertinent to the theme presented in the rhyme. The artwork, needless to say, is phenomenal and Zachary Pullen's wide-eyed children always have great appeal. This is juvenile literature, however if you are a writer, young or old, you just might want to grab up a copy of this book!
The author moves through the alphabet, hitting highlights of the writing process, expounding upon character and drafts and editing and genre and many more.
Perfect intro to writing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love these alphabet books. The illustrations are half the joy of reading them. Sleeping Bear Press has done an awesome job.Published on May 18, 2013 by N. Bender