Eighth Book of Junior Authors and IllustratorsBook - 2000
An essential source of information about the creators of books for children and teenagers, Eighth Book profiles 202 authors and artists. Their works span fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and picture books, and represent a range of talents and viewpoints that exemplify the rich variety of children's literature today. Readers will find information on new arrivals in the field as well as established authors of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.
Each entry includes a substantial bibliography of works by and about the subject, many including websites. A convenient cumulative index of all eight books in the series appears in this volume, plus a list of major awards and citations that recognise excellence in literature for children and young adults.
The Eighth Book of Junior Authors & Illustrators provides the following:A list of major awards and citations that recognise excellence in literature for children and young adults Lively anecdotes, important observations, and an account of each writer or artist's career An essential tool for readers' advisory, with lists of works by each person profiled Intimate first-person sketches-authors and illustrators speak directly and naturally to young readers in many of the entries Photographic portraits and jacket illustrations that enliven the entries A perfect starting point for further research-with lists of additional biographical sources Cross-references to pen names, which makes finding favourite authors easy A Cumulative Index guides readers to profiles in other Junior Authors & Illustrators volumes