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What Do Authors Do?

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 4 Ratings and 4 Reviews

Book Description
A sprightly text and colorful illustrations follow two creative people-and a talkative dog and cat-through the writing process step by step, from the inspiration for a story to the satisfaction of sharing the book with readers. Eileen Christelow based this instructive picture book on questions children asked during her classroom talks around the country. Simple enough for young children to underst... More
Book Information
PublisherClarion Books
BindingHardcover (9 editions)
Reading LevelAges 4-8
# of Pages40
Publication Date09/09/1995
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About Eileen Christelow (Author) : When I was about three or four, I dreamed I could read. It was a recurring dream: turning page after page and reading all the words. But when I woke up, I could no longer read. Finally, in the first g... more
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9/25/2011 Allison Hunter-Frederick said:
One of my favorite lessons to teach during our writing launch at school is based on a mentor text called What Do Authors Do? by Eileen Christelow. Told through a combination of short sentences and comic-illustrations, What Do Authors Do? is surprisingly thorough in its coverage of the writing proces... more

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