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Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White

Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White

Fall 2016 Non-Fiction
Ages: 7 - 10 yrs.
Author: Melissa Sweet
ISBN: 978-0544319592
Hardcover Price: $18.99

Born Elwin Brooks White, the youngest in a large family, E. B. White was called "En" while growing up in a leafy suburb of New York City - with summers spent on a lake in Maine. White described his childhood as "lacking for nothing except confidence."

While at Cornell, "En's" classmates nicknamed "Andy" after the university's founder, Andrew White; the name served him throughout his personal life, spent both in New York City and, as he greatly preferred, on a farm he and his wife Katherine bought in Maine. However, in his prolific, lauded writings - books for children, articles, poems - he was known as E. B. White.

Beautiful in design and in content, author/illustrator Melissa Sweet has carefully composed each double-page spread with collages of her cheerful, sketchy, finely outlined watercolors, and bits and pieces of paper - handwritten letters, sketches, photographs, typed snippets - from the life of a respected and celebrated logophile.

Kemie Nix   ©2016 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.

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