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From Reader to Writer

Teaching Writing Through Classic Children's Books

by Sarah Ellis

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list price: $18.95
edition:Paperback
category: Education
published: April 2001
ISBN:9780888994400
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Taking inspiration from beloved children's books, and from lives of the authors who wrote them, Sarah Ellis provides suggestions that will help parents, workshop leaders and teachers awaken the imagination of children and start them writing stories. Includes activities that are both fun and original, such as drawing your own island and imagining the adventure that might take place there or learning some basic Klingon and then making up your own secret language.

About the Author
Sarah Ellis has written more than twenty novels and picture books for young readers. Her many honors include the Governor General's Award, the Mr. Christie Book Award, the Sheila A. Egoff Children's Book Prize, and the prestigious Vicky Metcalf Award for a body of work. Written from her insightful memories of her own childhood and keen observations of the world around her, Ellis' stories masterfully reflect her readers' own experiences. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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Contributor Notes

SARAH ELLIS is a celebrated author, teacher and children’s literature expert. She has written more than twenty books across the genres, and her books have been translated into French, Spanish, Danish, Chinese and Japanese. She has won the Governor General’s Literary Award (Pick-Up Sticks), the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award (Odd Man Out) and the Sheila Egoff Award. Her first novel, The Baby Project, remains a children’s classic, still in print more than thirty years after publication.

Sarah is a masthead reviewer for the Horn Book Magazine, and she is a former faculty member at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

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...librarians will be thrilled with the connections that can be made from the books cited and the unique ways of introducing their authors...Be certain teachers know about this title...

— School Library Journal

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