ERIC Number: ED460912
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
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Biography Today: Profiles of People of Interest to Young Readers. Author Series, Volume 4.
Harris, Laurie Lanzen, Ed.; Abbey, Cherie D., Ed.
This is the fourth volume of the "Biography Today Author Series." Each volume contains alphabetically arranged sketches. Each entry provides at least one picture of the individual profiled with additional information about the birth, youth, early memories, education, first jobs, marriage and family, career highlights, memorable experiences, hobbies, and honors and awards. The entries end with a list of accessible sources designed to lead the student to further reading on the individual and a current address. Obituary entries also are included and clearly marked in both the table of contents and at the beginning of the entry. Profiles in this volume include: (1) Betsy Byars, author of "The Summer of the Swans" and the "Bingo Brown" books; (2) Chris Carter, creator of the television series "The X-Files" and "Millennium"; (3) Caroline B. Cooney, author of romance, mystery, horror, and suspense stories for young adults; (4) Christopher Paul Curtis, author of "The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963"; (5) Anne Frank, Holocaust Victim and author of "The Diary of Anne Frank"; (6) Robert Heinlein, author of science fiction books including "Stranger in a Strange Land"; (7) Marguerite Henry, writer of books for children including "Misty of Chincoteague,""Justin Morgan Had a Horse,""King of the Wind," and "Brighty of the Grand Canyon"; (8) Lois Lowry, author of "Number the Stars,""The Giver," and the "Anastasia" Series; (9) Melissa Mathison, scriptwriter for "The Black Stallion,""E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial," and "The Indian in the Cupboard"; (10) Bill Peet, author and illustrator of children's books, including "Farewell to Shady Glade" and "The Whingdingdilly," as well as former illustrator and screen writer for Disney Animated Films such as "Pinocchio" and "101 Dalmations"; and (11) August Wilson, playwright and author of "Fences" and "The Piano Lesson." (EH)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Authors, Biographies, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Arts, Reading Materials, Social Studies
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Note: For volumes 1 and 3, see ED 390 725 and SO 029 333.