Talking Books: Children's Authors Talk about the Craft, Creativity and Process of Writing by James CarterTalking Books: Children's Authors Talk about the Craft, Creativity and Process of Writing by James Carter

Talking Books: Children's Authors Talk about the Craft, Creativity and Process of Writing

byJames CarterEditorJames Carter

Paperback | September 29, 1999

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Talking Bookssets out to show how some of the leading children's authors of the day respond to these and other similar questions. The authors featured areNeil Ardley, Ian Beck, Helen Cresswell, Gillian Cross, Terry Deary, Berlie Doherty, Alan Durant, Brian Moses, Philip Pullman, Celia Rees, Norman Silver, Jacqueline Wilson, and Benjamin Zephaniah.
They discuss with great enthusiasm:
*their childhood reading habits
*how they came to be published
*how they write on a daily basis
*how a particular book came together
*a type of writing that they are especially known for.
Through in-depth interviews, they each reveal their approach to their craft. Much is know and spoken of the product that is the children's book, but it is rare that writers are given the opportunity to talk at length about the process of writing for children.Talking Booksredresses the balance by presenting a wide selection of authors (of fiction, non-fiction and poetry) reflecting upon the joys and challenges of the craft, creativity and process of writing for children.
Title:Talking Books: Children's Authors Talk about the Craft, Creativity and Process of WritingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.8 inPublished:September 29, 1999Publisher:Taylor and Francis

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ISBN - 10:0415194172

ISBN - 13:9780415194174

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Getting children interested in learning to read is easy—just read them great kid’s books! Although it may seem easy to write a children’s book because of the simplistic words and sentences used, it is actually quite a difficult craft to master. In Talking Books: Children’s Books Talk about the Craft, Creativity and Process of Writing, James Carter interviews 13 children’s book authors and explains the writing process. Anyone interested in literacy or trying their hand at writing a children’s book will want to read this.  

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"" Talking Books invites the reader into the creative processes involved in writing and illustrating books for children...there is much in" Talking Books that would appeal to a range of readers...."
-Phillip Nel, The Lion and The Unicorn, 2001