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ERIC Number: ED082244
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 150
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Writing Books for Children.
Yolen, Jane
According to the author, an experienced editor, teacher, and writer of children's literature, the purpose of this book is threefold: to present a broader view of children's literature, to show the wide range of children's literature, and to reveal the opportunities available for writing children's literature. The chapters discuss: (1) attitudes toward and approaches to children's literature; (2) creative memory, marketability, and scheduling writing time; (3) picture books, storybooks, concept books, and the audience; (4) folk tales, variants, quest tales, campfire tales, and structural elements and techniques; (5) speculative fiction fantasy, character, style, and vision; (6) data versus information presentations, creative research, outlines, biography, and quotations; (7) realism and plot outlines; (8) animal stories; (9) poems, verse, vocabulary, paperbacks, and magazines; and (10) marketing, submission, agents, editorial process, rejection, and revisions. The afterword is an annotated bibliography of books for those interested in writing or reading about children's books. (LL)
The Writer, Inc., Publishers, 8 Arlington Street, Boston, Mass. 02116
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