Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Some Writer! The Story of E.B. White by Melissa Sweet - ESSENTIAL

Sweet, Melissa  Some Writer!  The Story of E.B. White, 143 pgs.  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.  $18.99  Content: G.  

This biography is about author Elwyn Brooks White.  Born in 1899, his life was full of opportunities as a writer as a journalist, essayist, poet, as well as a children’s author.  His love for nature led him to write classics such as Charlotte’s Web, Trumpet of the Swans and Stuart Little.  He had a positive way of looking at the world and was an amazing writer.  

This book is interesting. E.B. White is easy to love and he has great pieces of work.  But what makes this book amazing is the artistic format.  Mixed among the photographs and newspaper clippings, there are beautiful illustrations and fantastic collages.  This book is so pretty, it feels like an experience when you read it.  This would be great for a biography unit or an art class.  

EL, MS, HS – ESSENTIAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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