Cynthia Rylant


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in Hopewell, Virginia. , The United States
June 06, 1954

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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 is the creator of contemporary novels and historical fiction for young adults, middle-grade fiction and fantasy, lyrical prose poems, beginning readers, collections of short stories, volumes of poetry and verse, books of prayers and blessings, two autobiographies, and a biography of three well-known children's writers; several volumes of the autho ...more

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“It is when we are most lost that we sometimes find our truest friends.”
Cynthia Rylant, Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

“In November, the trees are standing all sticks and bones. Without their leaves, how lovely they are, spreading their arms like dancers. They know it is time to be still.”
Cynthia Rylant, In November

“When the wicked want to bring down the innocent, they aim for a loving heart.”
Cynthia Rylant, Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

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