Chris Crutcher, Karen Cushman, Sid Fleischman, Richard Peck, R.L. Stine, Rosemary Wells, Jane Yolen -- there are no names more distinguished than these in today's pantheon of children's authors. The magic they bring to the page delights countless children day after day. And, not too surprisingly, it also delights countless adults, from school teachers to moms and dads from librarians to other writers.
But how do these authors do it? Where do their ideas come from? How do they create their craft? What is the life of a children's author really like? The ABCs of Writing for Children: 114 Children's Authors and Illustrators Talk about the Art, the Business, the Craft & the Life of Writing Children's Literature brings readers into the lives and work of published children's authors and illustrators. It's both a how-to book and a journal of the writer's and illustrator's life.
"Reading The ABCs of Writing for Children is like attending a great party at which all the guests have something interesting and valuable to say." Marilyn Singer, author of Neighborhood Animals