Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 144 pages, 7.58 × 5.26 × 0.32 in
Published: December 1, 2001
Publisher: SCHOLASTIC INC
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0439178827
ISBN - 13: 9780439178822
From the Publisher
Abby can''t wait to write for the fifth-grade newspaper--until she''s picked to write an advice column. How can she give advice when her own life is out of control? Abby just knows that the column will get her into trouble. But she doesn''t guess that it might also be the way to help a friend.
About the Author
Anne Mazer was born in 1953 in Schenectady, New York. The daughter of novelists Harry and Norma Fox Mazer, Mazer had a childhood filled with books and grew up surrounded by the stuff of the writer’s life: typewriters clacking and breakfast conversations about plot, characterization, and dialogue. An avid reader, Mazer admits that she would often sneak out of high school to go to the public library. But Mazer didn’t plan to be a writer, and she went on to study art, instead, at Syracuse University’s School of Visual and Performing Arts. She also studied French language and literature at the Sorbonne in Paris, where she lived for three years. It was in Paris that Mazer began writing, but she didn’t consider the picture book form until after the first of her two children was born. Watch Me, her first published work, became one of a number of critically acclaimed picture books; Moose Street, published two years later, showed Mazer to be equally adept at crafting young adult novels. In addition to writing her own fiction, Mazer has edited several anthologies dedicated to showcasing the many cultures and socioeconomic situations in which today’s young people live.