Guys write for Guys read by Jon Scieszka

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What is a typical guy moment, anyhow? Daniel Pinkwater remembers thedisappointment of meeting his Lone Star Ranger hero up close and personal. Gordon Korman relishes the goofy ultra violence of the old Looney Tunes cartoons. Stephen King realizes that having your two hundred- pound babysitter fart on your five-year-old head prepares you for any literary criticism. And that's just a sampling from Guys Write for Guys Read, a fast-paced, high energy collection of short works: stories, essays, columns, cartoons, anecdotes, and artwork by today's most popular writers and illustrators. Guys Write will feature work from Brian Jacques, Jerry Spinelli, Chris Crutcher, Mo Willems, Chris Van Allsburg, Matt Groening, Neil Gaiman, the editors and columnists from Sports Illustrated,The Onion and Esquire magazines, and more.

Selected by voters at the Guys Read Web site and compiled by Jon Scieszka, this wide-ranging collection of authors and illustrators shows that guys do read . . . and will read more if given things they enjoy reading.


About Jon Scieszka

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Multiple award-winning author Jon Scieszka grew up in Flint, Michigan, the second oldest and the nicest of six boys. Jon went to school at Culver Military Academy in Indiana where he was a Lieutenant; Albion College in Michigan where he studied to be a doctor; and Columbia University in New York, where he got a M.F.A. in fi ction. He taught elementary school in New York for ten years in a variety of positions. In addition to his work as an author, Jon also runs a web-based literacy program called "Guys Read" that is designed to encourage boys, particularly reluctant readers, to get involved with books. Currently, he lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife and two kids. Recently, Jon was named the country's first National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, a joint effort of the Library of Congress and the Children's Book Council. During his two-year role as Ambassador, he will act as a spokesperson for children's literature, speaking to groups of parents, teachers, and children to encourage the importance of reading.
Published April 21, 2005 by Viking Juvenile. 272 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Religion & Spirituality, Self Help. Fiction

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The complaint that there aren’t enough books for boys can be dismissed after seeing Scieska’s new collection, for which 88 writers and illustrators have contributed work.

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Publishers Weekly

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An outgrowth of Scieszka's Guys Read Web-based literacy initiative to encourage boys to read, this volume reveals a rich array of voices, styles and approaches.

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Teen Reads

And no matter what kind of guy you are, there's a story in GUYS WRITE FOR GUYS READ that you will like and a guy writer who probably, in one way or another, felt a lot of the things you feel right now.

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Common Sense Media

A collection of nearly 100 very short stories, anecdotes, drawings, essays, comics, and memories from favorite authors from the Guys Read website, as well as from literacy experts and editors.

May 10 2005 | Read Full Review of Guys write for Guys read

This was a good idea -- getting boys to read, and keeping them reading, is a worthy goal, and the profits go to support the Guys Read Web site.

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