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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.
|Publication date:||20th November 2018|
|Publisher:||Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc|
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 ...More About Natalie Babbitt
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