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Education Arts & Humanities

From Reader to Writer

Teaching Writing Through Classic Children's Books

by (author) Sarah Ellis

Groundwood Books Ltd
Initial publish date
Apr 2001
Arts & Humanities, Children's Literature
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2001
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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 is one of Canada's most-loved children's writers. A former librarian, she is a highly sought-after children's book reviewer, literary jury member and speaker who lectures internationally on Canadian children's books. She is the winner of the Governor General's Award (Pick-Up Sticks), the Mr. Christie's Award (Out of the Blue and The Several Lives of Orphan Jack) and the Sheila A. Egoff Award (The Baby Project, Back of Beyond and Odd Man Out). Further accolades for Odd Man Out include the prestigious TD Canadian Children's Literature Award, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Master List, ALA Notable Book for Older Readers, Maine State Library Cream of the Crop List and OLA Best Bets - Top 10 Fiction for Children. Sarah Ellis has also won the Vicky Metcalf Award for a Body of Work. Sarah is on the faculty of Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Editorial Reviews

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