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Worlds of Childhood: The Art and Craft of Writing for Children (The Writer's Craft)
by William Zinsser , Jean Fritz, Maurice Sendak, Jill Krementz, Jack Prelutsky, Rosemary Wells, Katherine Paterson
Six acclaimed authors of books for children discuss their works in this latest volume in the critically praised Writer's Craft series. The authors include Jean Fritz, Maurice Sendak, Jill Krementz, Jack Prelutsky, Rosemary Wells and Katherine Paterson.
Paperback, 213 pages
Published April 6th 1990 by Houghton Mifflin Company
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Jun 13, 2012 Lia rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This is a wonderful collection of talks-turned-essays from an excellent group of writers. They give their unique and compelling perspectives about how and why they write what they do and how they approach writing for children. I enjoyed every essay; they're really very easy reading, but rich in soul. I could hear their voices as I read, especially Maurice Sendak and Katherine Paterson (as I've heard them speak and know their voices and faces). But the others were wonderful, too. I loved getting ...more
This is a "must-read" for anyone who considers themselves a children's book writer. Here one finds the source of the author's material for their stories...right within their own lives and experiences. They have shaped the author and his/her writings. It's a privilege to take a peek into their worlds!
William Knowlton Zinsser is an American writer, editor, literary critic, and teacher. He began his career as a journalist for the New York Herald Tribune, where he worked as a feature writer, drama editor, film critic, and editorial writer. He has been a longtime contributor to leading magazines.More about William Zinsser...