Click here to watch Suzanne Collins and James Proimos talk about the book! With text and illustrations that invite close reading, this will be a powerful title to share with children well beyond picture-book age. James Proimos' cartoony illustrations are more reassuring and funny than scary. The book also reassures readers that despite any parent's absence, their love for their children will never leave.
This is the rest. A few trials proved my bio counterproductive. I was seated on stage as guest of honour behind Buckminster Fuller when he spoke here to a packed house of Bucky graduated from Harvard, I did not graduate from high school; culture clash makes me poison ivy in academe.
Neither does my track record sell a character drama. My first expulsion ended my public schooling. My photographic memory wrote exams without error.
I refused to be treated as a child.
I was there to learn, not to be taught; pedagogues do not know the difference. My employer started training me to supervise the largest construction projects in the country; with little schooling, my employer led the local industry.
I was expelled a second time for an assigned term essay telling Why Kids Quit School. I told it like it is. My opera was mature; my school teachers were not.
My e-trilogy is an action crime mystery with song and dance scenes, an almost paranormal character drama in a tragicomedic road show about naive fish out of water. It is soap opera for the thinking woman. The market returned its verdict on my essay, my opera, my best-seller, and my first novel went viral briefly.
You question that a man can create female characters. And women write men skin thin.
My main protag is a singleton raised as a son by her General Dad in an overprivileged home; I do not expect many readers to know such an unusual character better than me, so I have a wide margin for error. I speak through the third character whom no reader will believe.
Fledgling story tellers are told to know everything about their characters. Detail is not character; motive creates character. Complex motives create complex characters. Circumstance creates motive; complex circumstance creates complex motives.
A story is about somebody who wants something; ET wants to go home.
Writing is blocked when motive is lacking. Culture dichotomizes reality into subjective and objective, inner and outer, female and male, yin and yang.
Women are supposed to live inside; a man with an inner life is disparaged as effeminate. My observer is blind; she can function only by bringing her outside inside. My characters are searching for their other halves —- which is basically what romantic fantasy is all about.I will make the inevitable comparison between this book and Robert Gottlieb's short biography of Balanchine.
This book is my choice because Gottlieb's book, while businesslike, is a bit earthbound. If you are a teacher searching for educational material, please visit PBS LearningMedia for a wide range of free digital resources spanning preschool through 12th grade.
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Author Interview Series: Suzanne Craig-Whytock Published July 27, August 6, since I can remember. My first poem was published in a local newspaper when I was about 8. In Grade 12, we had to write a short story.
Mine was a novella, 30 pages long. Great stuff, GJ. Do you want bio pics, images, and links from me for my piece. Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products.