Cover image for Judy Blume
Title:
Judy Blume
Author:
Nault, Jennifer.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Mankato, MN : Weigl Publishers, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Summary:
A biography of American author Judy Blume, whose award-winning children's books include "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret" and "Freckle Juice, " plus a chapter of creative writing tips.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.5 1.0 61403.
ISBN:
9781590360255
Format :
Book

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A biography of American author Judy Blume, whose award-winning children's books include "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret" and "Freckle Juice," plus a chapter of creative writing tips.


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Booklist Review

Reviewed with Rennay Craats' E. B. White. Gr. 2-4. Aimed at younger students with assignments, these profiles in the My Favorite Writer series offer basic biographical and career facts about significant writers for children, followed by spoiler-free introductions to their major works and boilerplate advice on writing a biography book report. Both titles downplay, or completely avoid, controversies: E. B. White's contretemps with Anne Carroll Moore over Stuart Little is ascribed solely to literary differences, and Judy Blume's heroic battles with the censors are barely mentioned. That aside, the information, enhanced by color photos and shots of current book covers, is presented in systematic, readable, visually inviting ways, and will leave both confirmed and potential fans with insight into each author's gifts and enduring appeal. --John Peters Copyright 2004 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-These titles incorporate writing tips and the same spread on writing a biography "review" (in actuality, a book report) into extremely basic introductions to famous writers. The flowchart of the publishing process and the list of writing terms are also repeated in all four titles, but not all of the terms are used within the body of each one. Each double-page chapter includes clear, captioned illustrations, mostly in color. However, many of the pictures are simply filler. For example, Dahl features a full waste basket: "Roald often rewrote his stories many times before he was happy with his work." Seuss shows a photo of three pen tips accompanied by the caption, "Ted decided to start writing books for children when he was about 30 years old." Blume includes a picture of a rolled-up diploma and a graduation cap next to a sentence that tells what high school the writer attended. The caption for the map in Seuss describes Massachusetts as being surrounded by five New England states; Maine is mentioned but is not shown. The series' focus is on using biographies to teach writing. As such, these books might find a use in classrooms, but they're too limited to serve general readers or report writers.-Kathleen Simonetta, Indian Trails Public Library District, Wheeling, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.