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The Way to Write for Children: An Introduction to the Craft of Writing Children's Literature

 
 
 
 
The Way to Write for Children: An Introduction to the Craft of Writing Children's Literature
Author: Joan Aiken
ISBN 13: 9780312200480
ISBN 10: 31220048
Edition: Revised
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: 1998-11-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
List Price: $17.99
 
 

In addressing "the way to write for children," Joan Aiken starts at the beginning. Is writing a children's book as simple as it looks? Do you want to write for children or about them? Do you want to write a picture book for young children, a book for new readers, or a chapter book for preteens? Why is Beatrix Potter so beloved? E. Nesbit? A. A. Milne? Maurice Sendak?

After more than fifteen years as a writing shelf classic, The Way to Write for Children has been completely revised and updated. From analysis of what makes the best-loved children's books so successful, to where to look for inspiration, to practical advice on how to structure a plot, Aiken delivers an extremely useful book for anyone who's ever considered writing a children's book.