“I would rather wait a year than publish a bad children’s book, as I have too much respect for children.”
If you’ve ever wondered how a writer becomes a writer, how a writer decides to write children’s books, or where ideas for some of your favorite classic children’s books came from, you need to read Some Writer! Follow Elwyn Brooks White’s journey from his childhood summers spent on a lake in Maine to his years writing for a new (at the time) magazine, The New Yorker, to his inspiration and decision to write books for children. Peppered with quotations from E. B. White’s journals, which he kept throughout most of his life, you will get both the inside and outside view of the man, the myth, the writer.
This book is recommended for readers in grades 2-6 who have enjoyed the various works of E. B. White, or who aspire to be writers themselves.