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The Book That Made Me

A Collection of 32 Personal Stories

by Judith Ridge Editor · Randa Abdel-Fattah Contributor

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Just as authors create books, books create authors — and these essays by thirty-one writers for young people offer a fascinating glimpse at the books that inspired them the most.

What if you could look inside your favorite authors' heads and see the book that led them to become who they are today? What was the book that made them fall in love, or made them understand something for the first time? What was the book that made them feel challenged in ways they never knew they could be, emotionally, intellectually, or politically? What book made them readers, or made them writers, or made them laugh, think, or cry? Join thirty-one top children's and young adult authors as they explore the books, stories, and experiences that changed them as readers — for good.

Some of the contributors include:
Ambelin Kwaymullina
Mal Peet
Shaun Tan
Markus Zusak
Randa Abdel-Fattah
Alison Croggon
Ursula Dubosarsky
Simon French
Jaclyn Moriarty

Publication Details

Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication Date:
2017

Format

  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read 19.4 MB
  • Adobe EPUB eBook 19.4 MB

Randa Abdel-Fattah (Contributor)

About MeI am an Aboriginal writer who comes from the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. I've wanted to write a novel since I was a kid. It took a lot longer to do it than I thought it would when I was six. My mum and brother...

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Judith Ridge (Editor)

Alison Croggon was born in 1962 in South Africa to English parents. When she was four, her family returned to England, and then migrated to Australia when she was seven, where she has lived ever since. She is considered a major figure in the gener...

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Creators

Contributor :
Bernard Beckett
Contributor :
Mal Peet
Contributor :
Sue Lawson
Contributor :
James Roy
Contributor :
Sue McPherson
Contributor :
Kate Constable
Contributor :
Fiona Wood
Contributor :
Randa Abdel-Fattah
Contributor :
Emily Maguire
Contributor :
Alison Croggon
Contributor :
Simon French
Contributor :
Ursula Dubosarsky
Contributor :
Catherine Johnson
Contributor :
Simmone Howell
Contributor :
Markus Zusak
Contributor :
Cath Crowley
Contributor :
Brigid Lowry
Contributor :
Julia Lawrinson
Contributor :
Jaclyn Moriarty
Contributor :
Ambelin Kwaymullina
Editor :
Judith Ridge
Author :
Various
Contributor :
Queenie Chan
Contributor :
Mandy Hager
Contributor :
Cathy Cassidy
Contributor :
Shaun Tan
Contributor :
Will Kostakis
Contributor :
Benjamin Law
Contributor :
Jared Thomas
Other :
Sarah Wilkins
Contributor :
Rachael Craw
Contributor :
Catherine Mayo
Contributor :
Ted Dawe
Contributor :
Felicity Castagna
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