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From Reader to Writer

Written by Sarah Ellis

  • 176 Pages
  • 9780888994400
  • 8.600" x 5.500"
  • EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Arts & Humanities
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Children's Literature


Publication Date April 01, 2001

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.


Sarah Ellis
Sarah Ellis is the author of sixteen books for young readers, including The Baby Project and Odd Man Out. She has won the Mr. Christie’s Book Award, the Violet Downey Book Award, the Governor General’s Award, the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize and the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award. Her books have been translated into French, Spanish, Danish, Chinese and Japanese. She is a masthead reviewer for the Horn Book Magazine and was recently writer-in-residence at the Toronto Public Library.In 2013 Sarah was nominated for the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, children’s literature’s richest prize. She was also honored with the 2013 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence.Sarah teaches in the MFA program at Vermont College of Fine Arts.


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