✓ Author: A True Story || ☆ PDF Download by ☆ Helen Lester


  • Title: Author: A True Story
  • Author: Helen Lester
  • ISBN: 9780618260102
  • Page: 165
  • Format: Paperback

  • So begins the story of Helen Lester, author of Tacky the Penguin and many other popular books for children By sharing her struggles as a child and later as a successful author, she demonstrates that hurdles are part of the process She even gives writing tips, such as keeping a fizzle box Helen Lester uses her unique ability to laugh at her mistakes to create both a guSo begins the story of Helen Lester, author of Tacky the Penguin and many other popular books for children By sharing her struggles as a child and later as a successful author, she demonstrates that hurdles are part of the process She even gives writing tips, such as keeping a fizzle box Helen Lester uses her unique ability to laugh at her mistakes to create both a guide for young writers and an amusing personal story of the disappointments and triumphs of a writer s life.
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    Commentaires:

    Lisa Vegan
    I thoroughly enjoyed this autobiographical book. The author, who has written children’s books, including Tacky the Penguin, talks straightforwardly about what the writing process is like, its joys and challenges. She started off “mirror writing” and overcame that learning disability and then did become a teacher then a writer. She writes about the difficulties of the writing process, getting published, etc. She’s funny and poignant. I wish I’d had this book as a kid. I think it’s a t [...]

    Rachel
    This is a great book to help teach children the process of writing - it shows that it doesn't all come at once and that ideas can come from anywhere. I think this is a wonderful introduction to being an author.

    Cassie
    A great book for young writers (or to inspire adults too)! This story shows that it's possible to follow your dreams, even if you make some mistakes along the way.

    Sarah Sammis
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    Elisa Gutierrez
    This this giggle-worthy personal story of how this author became an author, Lester shares the ups and downs of her real life experience. With humor, honesty, and a healthy-dose of self-teasing, this book was a thoroughly enjoyable read. Lester not only makes kids (and teachers!) laugh along with her as she tells of her wonderful 3-year-old author self and later the frustration of rejection, but she also shares writing tips, like keeping a "Fizzle Box" for the young reader-writers who are reading [...]

    wildct2003
    Informative read.

    Samantha
    Very cute, relatable, encouraging story about a struggling but perseverant writer.

    Blair
    Genre: AutobiographySummary: Helen Lester tells the true story of her childhood struggles with learning to write. Critique: A. Motivational themeB. This story had a wonderful motivational theme that persistence pays off and perfection is never a realistic goal to set. C. For example, the author explains how she went to school to learn how to write and she wrote perfect straight lines and perfect round lines. Come to find out, she could write the letters but her writing was backwards and her teac [...]

    Vicki
    Author A true Story by Helen Lester is a wonderful book! This author has a wonderful sense of humor about life, which comes through in her much loved book, Tacky the Penguin. In this book she talks about how hard it is to write, to write at all. The front cover is of her in the shower writing on wet soggy paper because that is when she is inspired. During the story she goes through the process of submitting a book to publishers and being able to take rejection, again and again before she is acce [...]

    Holly Crepps
    I thought that this book was very humorous. Lester uses her own experiences to highlight the obstacles and triumphs an author encounters during the pursuit of this career path. It offers good advice on the Do's and Don't's of becoming an author, and life in general. I especially enjoyed the illustrations in this book. Lester's humorous approach to writing this book is highlighted by the funny illustrations throughout. I really enjoyed reading this book. It provides insight on what it takes to be [...]

    Shannon
    Too cute!Summary: Children's author Helen Lester describes her life from age three to adulthood and discusses how she writes. Book Description: So begins the story of Helen Lester, author of Tacky the Penguin and many other popular books for children. By sharing her struggles as a child and later as a successful author, she demonstrates that hurdles are part of the process. She even gives writing tips, such as keeping a "fizzle box." Helen Lester uses her unique ability to laugh at her mistakes [...]

    Lisa Overberg
    A wonderful book displaying the challenges faced by Helen Lester when becoming an author. It starts when she is a child learning to write and then moved into her writing her first children's book. She had to edit her story several times and submit it to many publishers before it was accepted! She then discusses how writing books can still be very challenging, and she gets ideas from many different things. This would a great book to read to budding writers to show them that writing is hard work b [...]

    Shannon Brasher
    This book is an autobiography that would be perfect to read to any class, any age. The author begins by discussing how she had to overcome a disability as a child because as she was learning to write, she would write backwards (mirror writing.) Once she overcame her disability, she then discusses how she would have a hard time with her writing, as many people do, not knowing where to start, what to write, etc. Finally she ends with her discussion on trying to get published and how many times she [...]

    Oanh
    This story reads as if Helen Lester is giving you her advice on being an author. Lester is very honest and humorous, as she pokes fun at her setbacks instead of letting it get to her and discourage her from trying to write another book. This story would be nice to read to students to give them an idea of the amount of persistence and patiences an author has when it comes to writing. Not everything comes to her so easily and perseverance is key.

    Lindsay
    Theme: inspiration, determination, writing takes workA light hearted story from one of my favorite authors, Helen Lester. It is an inspiring book that is an encouragement to all writers.A great book to use when getting started with the school year and with writing workshop and then to refer back to often throughout the school year. Silly and playful (what second grader doesn't love that??) and at the same time has a powerful message.

    Nadia
    I think this is a great book that can be used to show students how authors all go through a time of frustration during the writing process. The idea of her 'fizzle box' where she kept her unfinished thoughts reminds me of a writer's notebook' that some teachers use in their classrooms. This is definitely a book I would use to show my kids that it's normal to become a little frustrated with writing, but that once you finally get there, it all seems worth it.

    Nicole Bell
    This book is an autobiography. Helen was once a mirror writer. And then “thanks to a lot of help…” she learned to write correctly. This book is mostly (21 of the 32 pages) about her struggle, as a child and an adult, to become a good author. I think that this book will inspire children not to give up no matter their struggle.

    Laura
    A very cute autobiography written for children. It discusses how the author became an author, the process of writing an publishing a book, and what being an author entails. It would be very useful to discuss what author's do and to talk about careers in general. It is a great beginner autobiography to read.

    Ruth Ann
    Author Helen Lester shares her experiences as a writer, beginning at age three. It is an honest look at the challenges confronted and the persistence needed to get a book published. Refreshingly honest, readers will definitely learn some tips on writing as they grasp that most accomplishments in life are not achieved without some setbacks.

    Liz Benitez
    Interest Level: Grades K - 2Grade level Equivalent: 2.8Lexile Measure®: 570LThis book is about Helen who is a writer. She shares the story of her up and downs through her careers as a write. She also gives students tips and strategies she uses. Great book to read with kids so they can see the process of becoming a writer.

    Elizabeth
    Helen Lester describes herself both as a child and as an adult. Her struggles remain the same through the years but her coping mechanisms are better. She talks about how she could write before she could write "real" letters. She was also a mirror writer. She wrote backwards.

    Sung Baick
    This is a cute non-fiction story about how the author became an author. It's very easy to understand and it would be great to read to a group of students before a writing lesson or when they just need some encouragement. It's also good for those who love to write anyway!

    Susanna
    I LOVE this book!! It is so great and cute and clever!

    Beth
    I'm beginning to think I should just read children's books to my college students all the time. This perfectly captures most of the stuff I try to teach my students about writing.

    Toree Howe
    I like the lesson the author teaches students who read this book and how not to give up even when you are struggling.For beginning and struggling writers grades 1st through 4th.

    MJ
    Great story about how she got published.

    Heloyce
    Have loved Helen Lester's fun children's stories but was intrigued by her own account of learning and writing. A very short narrative of an author who loves what she is doing.

    Evangeline
    so excited to use this book in both reading and writing mini lessons this year! a really wonderful account of the writing process!

    Amber
    It's the story of Helen Lester and how awesome she is! Need I say more?!

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      Published :2018-02-10T17:52:43+00:00