Ellery Queen is a pseudonym for two cousins named Manfred Lee and Frederic Dannay, who were both born in Brooklyn in 1905. Lee would eventually have seven children and Dannay would have three. Through hard work and cooperation these authors created several prominent mystery stories. The men started writing after entering a mystery writing contest for amusement when they were younger, and to their surprise, won! That very writing contest aided them in creating some of the greatest mystery books and the organization, “Mystery Writers of America.”
Will you catch me when I fall? J.D Salinger’s book, The Catcher in the Rye, is about a vagrant and rebellious smoker/drinker 16 year old boy named Holden Caulfield. This teenager is kicked out of Pencey, an exclusive school he attends, for failing all of his classes (Except english). He is going through many problems and insecurities that are “commonly” associated to teenagers, when he decides to leave his school a couple of days earlier to his deadline and decides to take a three-day escapade in New York before having to go home and face his parents. Holden, hasn’t had an easy life even though he is privileged; throughout his teenage years he has dealt with depression created by his insecurities and the hardships he has had to face (his brother dying of leukemia, possibly being molested as a child, switching school very often, etc.).
Rosamunde Pilcher is a famous author of romance novels who was born Rosamunde Scott on September 22, 1924 in Lelant, Cornwall. Pilcher started writing when she was only seven and saw her first story get published when she was eighteen years old. Pilcher was also in the Women 's Royal Naval Service from 1943 until 1946, and late in 1946, she married Graham Hope Pilcher. The couple would stay married for almost sixty-three years until his death in 2009, and had four kids together, two sons and two daughters, and fourteen grandchildren. She is the mother of Robin Pilcher, who is also an author.
The Catcher in the Rye, Jerome D. Salinger’s one and only full novel, was written in 1951. Since then, it has sold more than 65 million copies and translated into most of the world’s major languages. This book tells the story of Holden Caulfield, a 16 year old who can’t seem to be able to stay at one school and despises the “phoniness” of adult-life. One day, he must grow up, but Salinger is there to lead him throughout the book. Salinger uses symbolism to convey a maturation theme in his work.
Chopin had high hopes as being as or more successful as her great-great-grandmother. After attending an all girls school and moving on to college, she met Oscar Chopin, a french born cotton factor. They married in 1870 and had a total of six children. Her first writings only really started once Oscar died in 1884, her writings consisted of a poem called “If it Might Be” and a piece of music called “Polka for Piano”. Within her twelve years of writing, she produced a play, a few novels, and almost 100 short stories.
He had four other siblings. They later moved to Marceline, Missouri in 1906. Walt at the age of only nine years old, had to get up at 3:30 am every day a week to fold and deliver newspaper for two hours. After delivering newspapers, he would go to grammar school. Even with all the responsibilities, Walt did not let it keep him from pursuing his dreams of drawing and doing art.
LOSER General characteristics A)THE AUTHOR The author of the book “Loser” is Jerry Spinelli who is a writer of books for kids. He was born the 1 of February of 1941. Actually, he is 75 years old and he wrote this book in 2002.
Born in West Hempstead, New York he lived in an Orthodox Jewish community and would spend up to twelve hours every day with rabbis. For his high school studies, he went to the Hebrew Academy of Nassau for his high school studies before he attended State University of New York. His only training in the arts was when he attended the University of Iowa Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He would immigrate to Israel for further collegiate studies in the mid-nineties where he lived for half a decade. He first got interested in documenting Jewish history when he first heard of the 1952 purge of Jewish writers by Stalin.
Carver graduated from Yakima High School and less than a year later married his first wife, whom he would have two children with(Encyclopedia Britannica). For this time Carver worked side by side with his father at a local sawmill. Carver’s interest in writing truly began after attending a creative writing course at Chico State College. Although some of his work was featured in magazines, he didn’t make a distinct impression on the public until 1967 with his short story “Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?”. Despite this success he did not start writing full time until 1970 when he was fired from Science Research Associates for ‘inappropriate’ writing style(Famous
About five years ago while I was attending high school in the ninth grade, my teacher really exerted my classmates and I into reading novels, short stories and chapter books. We read books such as, Tuck Everlasting, The Outsiders and Frederick Douglas. Until this day, out of every book I have ever read in my so far, so short life time; The Outsiders was my all time favorite. The setting in this story was mostly the streets, hang out spots and night life areas.
Gary Paulsen, the author of many books, magazines, and novels, writes a true story called Guts. Gary Paulsen gets an emergency call sixty miles northeast of Colorado springs. Gary ran to his ambulance, half dressed just to save the man 60 miles away (Guts p.11). Gary paulsen got on the phone with the woman who called,” Please come Quick! My harvy, he is having chest pain!”
Jackie Robinson Crack, its going, it going, its gone, Jackie Robinson just hit a two run home run into center field to put the dodgers up but two in the bottom of the ninth inning. Now let’s take a strike to go into the early ages of Jackie Robinson’s life. Know you’re going to learn about one of the most history making baseball player to play the game of baseball. You should know about him because he’s not just a baseball player he helped the USA to get rid of the........... Early life In 1919, January 31, Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia.
Tangerine, a novel written by Edward Bloor is about a visually impaired boy named Paul Fisher. Paul and his family move from Houston, Texas to Tangerine,Florida. This realistic fiction novel shows you Paul Fisher's everyday life through the eyes of Paul Fisher himself. Consequently Paul was visually impaired at a very young age sadly losing his peripheral vision. Paul never remembered how he lost most of his vision but his parents and family had told him that he starred at a solar eclipse for too long and blinded himself. Throughout the whole story Paul is constantly told that he cannot see well yet he can see more things than people think including his brother Eriks true side.