About the Author: Set 2
Here are fascinating biographies of writers of books that America's children love to read. Each book includes an interview with the author, as well as excerpts and illustrations from the authors' published works. Kids will read firsthand accounts of where authors get their inspirations, what messages they hope to impart to their audiences and what it's like to be a professional writer. This series is the perfect nonfiction counterpart to some of the best fiction for children. Titles feature many rare childhood photographs of the authors.
* Reviews *"What's the next best thing to meeting a real-life author? Reading about them. A pleasing companion to [the authors'] own work. Young readers will be fascinated."
--History for Children
"Great combination of photos, excerpted texts, and biography. Very appealing visually with excellent texts."
--Lincoln Public Schools
"Excellent companions for author studies in the library or classroom...can be used to jumpstart reader interest."
--School Library Journal