What is a Short Story? by Charlotte Guillain

What is a Short Story?

Written by Charlotte Guillain
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Part of the Raintree Perspectives: Connect with Text Series


What is a Short Story? by Charlotte Guillain

Delve into literature and discover exactly what a short story is. What makes a great short story? How are characters important? What is a setting? Using great examples from past and present, this book explains clearly what is meant by a short story, then prompts children to write their own!

About the Author

Charlotte Guillain worked as a bookseller, an English teacher and an editor before becoming an author. She has written more than 100 books, both fiction and non-fiction. She always wanted to be a writer and her top tip is to read as much as you can.

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Book Info


32 pages


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Raintree an imprint of Capstone Global Library Ltd

Publication date

14th July 2016



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