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But I'll Be Back Again
In this straightforward autobiography, Newbery medalist Cynthia Rylant describes some of the most profound influences on her life: her grandmother, a tiny town called Beaver, the Beatles (especially Paul McCartney), and Robert Kennedy.
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I love Cynthia Rylant's children's books, from Henry and Mudge to the YA ones like Missing May. And although it was fun to learn about her childhood, this book left me wishing for a whole lot more. I felt like it was rushed and shallow. There were a few wonderful parts, but altogether it was too short and ended before it began.
Lovely, poignant, haunting, Cynthia Rylant's story of her childhood in West Virginia -- of her early years with her grandparents, then her mom, her heroes (the Beetles, Bobby Kennedy), friendships and first kisses -- all things that shaped her as a writer.
An author of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for children and young adults as well as an author and author/illustrator of picture books for children, Cynthia Rylant is recognized as a gifted writer who has contributed memorably to several genres of juvenile literature. A prolific author who often bases her works on her own background, especially on her childhood in the West Virginia mountains, she ...moreMore about Cynthia Rylant...