12-01-2007

Bridge to Terabithia - Katherine Paterson

Biography : "Katherine Paterson was born in 1932, in China, where she spent part of her childhood. After her education in China and the American South, she spent four years in Japan, the setting for her first three novels. Ms. Paterson has received numerous awards for her writing, including National Book Awards for The Master Puppeteer and The Great Gilly Hopkins, as well as Newbery Medals for Jacob Have I Loved and Bridge to Terabithia.Ms. Paterson lives with her husband in vermont. They have four grown children."Find out... [Lire la suite]
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11-04-2007

The Worlds of Chrestomanci - Diana Wynne Jones

Biography : Diana Wynne Jones was born in 1934 in London. She grew up in a house where there weren't too many books, so she decided to write them, despite her dyslexia. Between the age of 12 and 14, she wrote 2 epic tales. She studied English in Oxford, where she attended lectures by C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien.Diana Wynne Jones writes for children and adults, principally fantasy, but also non-fiction and plays. Her first novel was published in 1973. She gave birth to the character Chrestomanci in Charmed Life in 1977, with... [Lire la suite]
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10-18-2007

Anne Series - Lucy Maud Montgomery

Biography : Lucy Maud Montgomery was born in 1874 in Prince Edward Island, Canada and died in 1942 in Totonto, Ontario. She was a candian writer. Most of her novels and short stories take place in P.E.I. She was teacher for a few years and started to write her stories. In 1911, she married a presbyterian pastor and then had 3 children. Settled in Leaksdale, she wrote 11 novels there. Today the place has become a museum : Lucy Maud Montgomery Leaksdale Manse Museum. She had known an international success with her Anne series, which... [Lire la suite]
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