Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Non-fiction book review - Some Writer!

Some Writer! The story of E.B. White by Melissa Sweet

This biography is bound to be a hit with young readers. First of all you've got the subject matter. Most every kids has a positive encounter with the work of E. B. White. Secondly, you've got a wide span of his life, from childhood through adult fame, providing brief snatches of the things that influence him as a man and as a writer. It helps having direct quotes from White backing up Sweet's statements. Thirdly, it is visually quite appealing. Lots of images, both photos and drawings, and a warm color palate. It has plenty to look at without the pages becoming chaotic.

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