Before They Were Authors: Famous Writers as Kids


Before They Were Authors
Author: Elizabeth Haidle
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9781328801531
Pub Date: May 14, 2019
Copyright Date: 2019
0.5″ H x 10.1″ L x 7.6″ W (0.84 lbs)





This exciting debut in graphic novel format tells the childhood stories of literary legends including Maya Angelou, Roald Dahl, and Sandra Cisnernos. Perfect for fans of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls and Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World.

What makes a writer? What inspires them? Where do their stories come from? Striking illustrations and a popular graphic novel format bring to life this anthology of literary legends and their childhoods. Featuring beloved authors such as Maya Angelou, C.S. Lewis, Gene Luen Yang and J.K. Rowling, these stories capture the childhood triumphs, failures, and inspirations that predated their careers.

Children ages ten and up will see themselves in these humanized portraits and wonder if they, too, might have it in them to write. A celebration of creativity, this collective graphic biography is sprinkled throughout with writing wisdom and inspiring quotes.

Review Citations:
  • Publishers Weekly 05/27/2019 (EAN 9781328801531, Hardcover)
  • School Library Journal 06/07/2019 pg. 1 (EAN 9781328801531, Hardcover)
  • Booklist 06/01/2019 pg. 78 (EAN 9781328801531, Hardcover)

Contributor Bio:
Elizabeth Haidle is the co-founder of Mascot Press, creating thought-provoking comics and animations. She has an incurable passion for illustrated biographies and low-maintenance gardening. Her first book, at age 13, was about a grumpy elf with a pet snail. Bill Peet is her favorite children’s book author. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
Twitter: @ehaidle
Instagram: @ehaidle


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