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Designed as a ready-reference and biographical resource for educators and younger readers, this publication deals a extra present and reasonable substitute to multivolume guides. attention-grabbing profiles of a hundred of the main cherished and celebrated photo booklet authors and illustrators are followed via photographs, interpreting lists, and lists of comparable info assets (such as net pages). modern authors and illustrators whose works are nonetheless in print give you the concentration. an exceptional assortment improvement instrument and a source for writer stories devices, this e-book may also be well known by means of scholars for stories.
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Page 22 Anno's Twice Told Tales: The Fisherman and His Wife & the Four Clever Brothers (Philomel, 1993). (Philomel, 1986). Journey Books Throughout each of the wordless journeys, Anno teaches the reader through illustration about each country (or in the case of Anno's Journey, about Europe). Anno's Britain (Philomel, 1982). Anno's Italy (Philomel, 1980). Anno's Journey (Philomel, 1978). Anno's USA (Philomel, 1983). Math Books Anno's Math Games (Philomel, 1982, 1987). Anno's Math Games II (Philomel, 1990).
She loved to read and especially liked the books of Maude Hart Lovelace and Carol Ryrie Brink, as well as the pioneer stories that Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote. She noted how the animals behaved in the wild and learned how scientists studied them. Her family had saved the letters she wrote from Africa, and those, too, became part of the material that helped her to write the text for African Animals (Morrow, 1997). One of her first books, Electric Fish (Morrow, 1980), was selected an Outstanding Science Trade Book by the Children's Book Council and the National Science Teachers Association.
Verna wrote her first poem at the age of eleven. When he died, he left an unfinished book manuscript written on squares of brown wrapping paper. For twentyfour years, she taught first and secondgrade children. Aardema continued to teach and write until 1973, when she retired from teaching to become a fulltime writer. Aardema's neighbor's dog, who drooled at her screen door while she was frying meat, inspired the Sloogeh Dog, featured in an African story, who drooled at a rich man's gate.