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Our Story Begins: Your Favorite Authors And Illustrators Share Fun, Inspiring, And Occasionally Ridiculous Things They Wrote And Drew As Kids

ISBN-10: 1481472097
ISBN-13: 9781481472098
Author: Weissman, Elissa Brent, Ed.
Interest Level: 3-7
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: June 2018

Copyright: 2017

Page Count: 208

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Interest Level

Grades 3-7

Reading Level

Lexile: 930L
Accelerated Reader Level: 6.2
Accelerated Reader Points: 4.0

BISAC Subjects


JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Literary

From award-winning author Elissa Brent Weissman comes a collection of quirky, smart, and vulnerable childhood works by some of today's foremost children's authors and illustrators-revealing young talent, the storytellers they would one day become, and the creativity they inspire today. Everyone's story begins somewhere… For Linda Sue Park, it was a trip to the ocean, a brand-new typewriter, and a little creative license. For Jarrett J. Krosoczka, it was a third grade writing assignment that ignited a creative fire in a kid who liked to draw. For Kwame Alexander, it was a loving poem composed for Mother's Day-and perfected through draft after discarded draft. For others, it was a teacher, a parent, a beloved book, a word of encouragement. It was trying, and failing, and trying again. It was a love of words, and pictures, and stories . Your story is beginning, too. Where will it go?
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