Lives of the Writers: Comedies, Tragedies (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen KrullLives of the Writers: Comedies, Tragedies (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull

Lives of the Writers: Comedies, Tragedies (and What the Neighbors Thought)

byKathleen KrullIllustratorKathryn Hewitt

Paperback | July 1, 2014

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* "There's enough substance here for a quick report or to enliven a longer one. . . . An irresistible package." -Library Journal, starred review&nbspShakespeare wrote with a feather quill and ink; Emily Dickinson wrote with a fountain pen; Isaac Bashevis Singer wrote on a Yiddish typewriter. But what did such writers do when they weren't writing? What did Jane Austen eat for breakfast? What could make Mark Twain throw his shirts out the window? Why would Zora Neale Hurston punch a fellow elevator passenger? Lives of the Writers tells all that and more.
Kathleen Krull has written much innovative nonfiction for young people, including all of the books in the Lives of . . . series, and has made a chatty, accessible approach to biography her hallmark. She lives in San Diego, California. Visit her website at www.kathleenkrull.com .   Kathryn Hewitt's caricatures of fam...
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Title:Lives of the Writers: Comedies, Tragedies (and What the Neighbors Thought)Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.29 inPublished:July 1, 2014Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544252888

ISBN - 13:9780544252882

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* '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 referencesto 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 "