Author: A True Story

by Helen Lester

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.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780618260102
  • ISBN-10: 0618260102
  • Pages: 32
  • Publication Date: 08/26/2002
  • Carton Quantity: 50

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  • About the Book
    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.

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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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