When I Was Your Age, Volume One: Original Stories About Growing Up (Paperback)

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By Amy Ehrlich (Editor)
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Perfect for literature classes and beginning writers of all ages!

"Tell me a story of when you were little" is something children love to ask. Ten award-winning writers: Mary Pope Osborne, Laurence Yep, James Howe, Katherine Paterson, Walter Dean Myers, Susan Cooper, Nicholasa Mohr, Reeve Lindbergh, Avi, and Francesca Lia Block tell young readers stories drawn from their own childhood memories. The authors have also contributed notes about why they chose particular memories to write about and what in their lives led them to be writers. In this way, the extraordinary stories in When I Was Your Age bear witness to the origins of a writer’s art — and honor the courage, tenderness, and fragility of children.

About the Author

Amy Ehrlich, the editor of WHEN I WAS YOUR AGE, notes that "writing begins with observation. The authors in this collection, like all children, felt things deeply. But they were also able to observe their feelings and therefore remember them well. Those memories are a writer's most durable tool." Amy Ehrlich is the author of more than 25 books for young readers.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780763610340
ISBN-10: 0763610348
Publisher: Candlewick
Publication Date: February 1st, 2001
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: When I Was Your Age