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Talking Books By James Carter

Talking Books
by James Carter

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Talking Books is a collection of monologues - reworked transcripts from indepth interviews with some of the most important and influential of contemporary children's writers.
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Talking Books Summary

Talking Books: Children's Authors Talk About the Craft, Creativity and Process of Writing by James Carter

Talking Books sets out to show how some of the leading children's authors of the day respond to these and other similar questions. The authors featured are Neil Ardley, Ian Beck, Helen Cresswell, Gillian Cross, Terry Deary, Berlie Doherty, Alan Durant, Brian Moses, Philip Pullman, Celia Rees, Norman Silver, Jacqueline Wilson, and Benjamin Zephaniah.
They discuss with great enthusiasm:
*their childhood reading habits
*how they came to be published
*how they write on a daily basis
*how a particular book came together
*a type of writing that they are especially known for.
Through in-depth interviews, they each reveal their approach to their craft. Much is know and spoken of the product that is the children's book, but it is rare that writers are given the opportunity to talk at length about the process of writing for children. Talking Books redresses the balance by presenting a wide selection of authors (of fiction, non-fiction and poetry) reflecting upon the joys and challenges of the craft, creativity and process of writing for children.

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Talking Books Reviews

"" Talking Books invites the reader into the creative processes involved in writing and illustrating books for children...there is much in" Talking Books that would appeal to a range of readers...."
-Phillip Nel, The Lion and The Unicorn, 2001

Table of Contents

Introduction Author Sections: 1. The Lost Angels/Readathon Sleepathon/specialist subject - compiling anthologies Brain Moses 2. Civil Lies/specialist subject - performing poetry Benjamin Zephaniah 3. Peter and the Wolf/Tom and the Island of Dinosaurs/specialist subject - illustrating text Ian Beck 4. The Way Things Work/Eyewitness Guide to Music/specialist subject - working with editors Neil Ardley 5.Bloody Scotland/Shakespeare Stories/specialist subject - series publishing Terry Deary 6. The Piemakers/specialist subject - writing for television: Lizzie Dripping, Moondial, The Demon Headmaster Helen Cresswell 7. The Demon Headmaster/Wolf Gillian Cross 8. Dear Nobody/The Snake-stone/specialist subject - writing books in schools Berlie Doherty 9. Mouse Party/specialist subject - writing for all ages Alan Durant 10. Clockwork/His Dark Materials 1: Northern Lights /specialist subject - working with illustrators Philip Pullman 11. Blood Sinister (Point Horror)/specialist subject - writing horror and the horror phenomenon Celia Rees 12. The Blue Horse/specialist subject - methods of research Norman Silver 13. Double Act/The Suitcase Kid/specialist subject - working with Nick Sharratt

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Talking Books: Children's Authors Talk About the Craft, Creativity and Process of Writing by James Carter
James Carter
Used - Very Good
Taylor & Francis Ltd
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