Some Writer! by Melissa Sweet
The Story of E. B. White

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An author’s note, an afterword by White’s granddaughter, source notes, a selected bibliography, and a chronological list of his books conclude an excellent guide to the life of a celebrated writer.
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“SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, the two-time Caldecott Honor winner Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White's granddaughter.   
 

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Melissa Sweet is the Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of many fine children's books including Balloons Over Broadway, a Sibert winner, and The Right Word and A River of Words, both Caldecott Honors. Reviewers have described her unique mixed-media illustrations as "exuberant," "outstanding," and "a creative delight." Melissa lives on the beautiful coast of Maine, not far from E.B. White's famous barn and farm. In addition to writing and painting, she enjoys gardening, hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing. For more information about the author and her work, visit www.melissasweet.net.
 
Published October 4, 2016 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 176 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Kirkus

Excellent
on Jun 28 2016

Children reading any of White’s books would do well to read Sweet alongside. Like Charlotte, Sweet spins a terrific story. A masterful biography that will enchant young readers.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on Oct 27 2016

An author’s note, an afterword by White’s granddaughter, source notes, a selected bibliography, and a chronological list of his books conclude an excellent guide to the life of a celebrated writer.

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NY Journal of Books

Excellent
Reviewed by Catriona Tudor Erler on Oct 27 2016

Clearly Some Writer! Is a labor of love, and like White, Sweet has put her heart and soul into each illustration and each word she writes to tell the story of the man who created Stuart Little, Charlotte, Templeton, Fern, and Wilbur. Readers both young and old are the beneficiaries.

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