The Book About Books by Chris Powling
  

Synopsis

The Book About Books by Chris Powling

What makes a classic book? How do you get one published? What happens behind the scenes at a publishers? Will e-books mean paper books become a thing of the past? How do writers come up with their ideas in the first place? This work provides children with a useful background to the world of books.

About the Author

Chris Powling was born in 1943, in south London, where he still lives. He's taught at all levels in the state school system, from infants to postgraduates, and for ten years was headteacher of a London primary school.

Throughout his career, Chris has had a rich and diverse involvement with children's books - as a critic for national journals and newspapers (including THE GUARDIAN, THE OBSERVER, BOOKS FOR KEEPS, CAROUSEL and THE TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT) and as a broadcaster for the BBC and various independent radio stations. He was the editor of BOOKS FOR KEEPS from 1989 till 1996 when it won the Eleanor Farjeon Award for services to children's literature, is a panel member for a national children's book club and has served on numerous prize committees. Currently, he is adult-books editor for Classic FM where he presents a monthly review on the programme Classic Newsnight.

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Format

Paperback
96 pages

Author

Chris Powling
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Publisher

A & C Black Publishers Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date

28th February 2001

ISBN

9780713654790


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