A companion volume to Lives of the Musicians provides a colorful look inside the lives of such notable writers as Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, Zora Neale Hurston, Jane Austen, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and others.
* "There's enough substance here for a quick report or to enliven a longer one. . . . An irresistible package."-School Library Journal, starred review
"The stories Krull tells will be enough to whet readers' appetites for more biography and for the writers' actual works."-Booklist
"This compendium of brief biographies of literary luminaries is as much fun as a tete-a-tete with a gossipy friend. Krull knows exactly how to captivate her audience; she goes right for the juicy stuff, adding to historical fact the kind of chatty incidentals and amusing anecdotes that put flesh and blood on dry literary bones. . . .These exuberant thumbnail sketches are ably matched by Hewitt's sophisticated caricatures, which will delight sharp-eyed readers with their many visual references to particulars and oddities about each of the subjects. A must-have for the reference shelf."-Publishers Weekly
"Another colorful, enthralling excursion into our cultural heritage."-Kirkus Reviews