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Title The book that made me : [a collection of 32 personal stories] / edited by Judith Ridge.

Publication Info. Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Teen Non-Fiction    028.9 BOO    Available
 PAS Central Library Young Adult, Non-Fiction    YA 028.9 BOO    Available
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1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Teen Non-Fiction.
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description xiii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Audience Young Adult
Note Subtitle from cover.
Includes index.
Summary Essays by popular children's authors reveal the books that shaped their personal and literary lives, explaining how the stories they loved influenced them creatively, politically, and intellectually.
Audience Ages 14 and up.
Contents Shaun Tan asks, why do you read? / Shaun Tan -- A feverish desire to possess / Randa Abdel-Fattah -- Twelve reasons / Markus Zusak -- A short leap / Cathy Cassidy -- "What happens next?" / Will Kostakis -- The great sense of unease / Mandy Hager -- Hooked (and a bit unsettled) / Shaun Tan -- Thwack! / Fiona Wood -- Becoming human / Bernard Beckett -- Looking where I'm standing / Felicity Castagna -- This world is more than what can be seen / Ambelin Kwaymullina -- What the doctor recommended / Queenie Chan -- Of magic and memory / Kate Constable -- The big Scooby-Doo reveal / Rachael Craw -- Sweet dreams and social fails / Simmone Howell -- Every disgusting detail / Benjamin Law -- Challenging the machinations of racism / Jared Thomas -- Invested with enchantment / Alison Croggon -- It looks like a comic / Mal Peet -- My first reader / Ursula Dubosarsky -- In folded arms / Cath Crowley -- What would Edith do? / Emily Maguire -- Putting the world to rights / Catherine Mayo -- Beyond the influence / Ted Dawe -- A sense of resolution / Simon French -- Only white people lived in books / Catherine Johnson -- Set my senses alight / Sue Lawson -- Happy endings / Brigid Lowry -- You'll go blind: a cautionary tale about the power of reading / Julia Lawrinson -- Ingenious decisions / Sue McPherson -- James remembering / James Roy -- Seeing red / Jaclyn Moriarty.
Subject Authors -- Books and reading -- Juvenile literature.
Books and reading -- Juvenile literature.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) -- Juvenile literature.
Genre/Form Essays.
Added Author Ridge, Judith, editor.
Tan, Shaun. Shaun Tan asks, why do you read?
Abdel-Fattah, Randa. Feverish desire to possess.
Zusak, Markus. Twelve reasons.
Cassidy, Cathy, 1962- Short leap.
Kostakis, Will. What happens next?
Hager, Mandy. Great sense of unease.
Tan, Shaun. Hooked (and a bit unsettled)
Wood, Fiona (Fiona Anna). Thwack!
Beckett, Bernard, 1967- Becoming human.
Castagna, Felicity. Looking where I'm standing.
Kwaymullina, Ambelin, 1975- This world is more than what can be seen.
Chan, Queenie. What the doctor recommended.
Constable, Kate, 1966- Of magic and memory.
Craw, Rachael. Big Scooby-Doo reveal.
Howell, Simmone. Sweet dreams and social fails.
Law, Benjamin. Every disgusting detail.
Thomas, Jared. Challenging the machinations of racism.
Croggon, Alison, 1962- Invested with enchantment.
Peet, Mal. It looks like a comic.
Dubosarsky, Ursula, 1961- My first reader.
Crowley, Cath. In folded arms.
Maguire, Emily, 1976- What would Edith do?
Mayo, Catherine. Putting the world to rights.
Dawe, Ted. Beyond the influence.
French, Simon, 1979- Sense of resolution.
Johnson, Catherine. Only white people lived in books.
Lawson, Sue. Set my senses alight.
Lowry, Brigid. Happy endings.
Lawrinson, Julia. You'll go blind: a cautionary tale about the power of reading.
McPherson, Sue, 1967- Ingenious decisions.
Roy, James, 1968- James remembering.
Moriarty, Jaclyn. Seeing red.
ISBN 9780763695491
9780763696719 (pbk.)
0763696714 (pbk.)

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