Author: A True Story

Author: A True Story

by Helen Lester


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So begins the story of Helen Lester, author of Tacky the Penguin and many other popular books for children. By sharing her struggles as a child and later as a successful author, she demonstrates that hurdles are part of the process. She even gives writing tips, such as keeping a "fizzle box." Helen Lester uses her unique ability to laugh at her mistakes to create both a guide for young writers and an amusing personal story of the disappointments and triumphs of a writer's life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618260102
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 08/26/2002
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 108,144
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.15(d)
Lexile: 570L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Helen Lester is a full-time writer who makes her home in New York. Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger have collaborated on many funny and popular books for children, including the stories starring Tacky the Penguin, Wodney Wat, and the new Laugh-Along Series.

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"Lester's lighthearted book at how she came to write children's books will give aspiring authors of any age a lift and encouragement to persevere." Publishers Weekly

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Author: A True Story 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Gwendolyn Daguiar More than 1 year ago
if i was able to NOT rate this i would