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Barking with the Big Dogs On Writing and Reading Books for Children

Written by Natalie Babbitt

Barking with the Big Dogs On Writing and Reading Books for Children Synopsis

In this collection of essays and speeches written over the course of four decades, this beloved storyteller explores what it was like to be a little dog in the literary world, continually being forced to justify her choice to write books for children - instead of doing something more serious. Filled with incisive commentary on classic children's books as well as contemporary works, Barking with the Big Dogs offers colorful insight into the creative life of a writer who was a true literary giant of her day. Includes an introduction by Newbery Medalist Katherine Applegate, photographs, and other illustrations.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780374310400
Publication date: 20th November 2018
Author: Natalie Babbitt
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 272 pages

About Natalie Babbitt

Artist and writer Natalie Babbitt (1932-2016) is the award-winning author of the modern classic Tuck Everlasting, The Eyes of the Amaryllis, Kneeknock Rise, and many other brilliantly original books for young people. She began her career in 1966 as the illustrator of The Forty-ninth Magician, written by her husband. When her husband became a college president and no longer had time to collaborate, Babbitt tried her hand at writing. Her first novel, The Search for Delicious, established her gift for writing magical tales with profound meaning. Kneeknock Rise earned her a Newbery Honor Medal, and, in 2002, Tuck Everlasting was adapted into ...

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