Glass Town by Michael Bedard
The Secret World of the Bront' Children

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This look into the secret world of the Bronte children focuses on their austere daily lives and reveals the rich inner lives that helped three of them grow up to become writers. Sadly, only after they died did the hundreds of tiny books of their adventures come to light. Full color.

About Michael Bedard

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Michael Bedard was born and raised in Toronto. His novels include Stained Glass, A Darker Magic, Painted Devil, and Redwork, which received the Governor General's Literary Award and the Canadian Library Association's Book of the Year Award for Children. He has also written several acclaimed picture books, including The Clay Ladies, which received the Toronto IODE Book Award. His biography, William Blake: The Gates of Paradise and his picture book Emily attest to his interest in poets and poetry.
Published September 1, 1997 by Atheneum. 40 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Making metaphorical use of the caretaker's attempt to reassemble the window, the author pieces into the plot Charles's memories, episodes from the tragic life of the caretaker (a former glassmaker) and historical information about glassmaking.

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In full-bleed, realistic seascapes, the husband-and-wife team of Jacobson and Fernandez (Tchaikovsky Discovers America) give life to ""the mighty towers of Glass Town rising from the plain...."" By contrast, the siblings' daily lives are marked by looming portraits in sepia tones (their preacher ...

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