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Write a book for me : the story of Marguerite Henry
Collins, David R.
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Publication Information:
Greensboro, N.C. : Morgan Reynolds, 1999.
Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Describes the childhood, writing career, and personal life of the author Marguerite Henry, known for her books about horses.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 6.3 3.0 47572.
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PS3515.E5784 Z54 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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For over half a century, the stories of Marguerite Henry have taken readers on journeys through space and time.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 4-6. This biography of beloved children's author Marguerite Henry tells of her childhood, her marriage, and especially her writing career. While not a penetrating study of the woman or writer, the book provides intriguing insights into the inspiration and research behind such works as Misty of Chincoteague, King of the Wind, and Brighty of the Canyon. Appendices include her Newbery acceptance speech, a list of awards and honors and a bibliography of articles about Henry and those written by her. Illustrated with photographs, this straightforward biography offers a brief account of Henry's life and work for her fans (Reviewed March 15, 1999)1883846390Carolyn Phelan

School Library Journal Review

Gr 5 Up-These biographies are pleasant amalgams of their subjects' personal and professional lives. However, the constant use of "Conan" as the writer's first name is somewhat disconcerting and never explained. Marguerite Henry paints an endearing portrait of the writer from her early childhood until her death. It is difficult to tell if the dialogue and explanations of her feelings are fictionalized as no sources are cited. Her Newbery Award acceptance speech is appended. Full-page black-and-white photos and reproductions appear in both titles; some of them are quite grainy. However, those in Collins's book are often endearing shots of Henry with her animal friends. These titles will provide motivation for would-be writers and will interest fans of these authors.-Marilyn Fairbanks, Azure IRC, Brockton High School, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.