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Guys Write for Guys Read : Boys' Favorite Authors Write about Being Boys

Scieszka, Jon (editor)

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ISBN 10: 0670060070 / ISBN 13: 9780670060078
Published by Viking, 2005
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1st edition, 1st printing. dust jacket in brodart wraps. signed by editor and authors on half title page and title page, including Eoin Colfer, Bruce Brooks, David Klass, Peter Cherches, Tedd Arnold, Erik P. Kraft, Sergio Ruzzier, David Lubar, Paul O. Zelinsky, and others. light edge wear to boards. text is unmarked. binding tight. Bookseller Inventory # 034833

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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 the Author: 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 received an M.F.A. in fiction. He taught elementary school in New York for ten years in a variety of positions. He is the author of many books for children including the  New York Times Best Illustrated Book  The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales (illustrated by Lane Smith), the Caldecott Honor book  The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (illustrated by Lane Smith), and  Math Curse (illustrated by Lane Smith).  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. In 2008, 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 acted as a spokesperson for children?s literature, speaking to groups of parents, teachers, and children to encourage the importance of reading. You can visit Jon online at www.jsworldwide.com.

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Title: Guys Write for Guys Read : Boys' Favorite ...

Publisher: Viking

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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