Lives of the Writers: Comedies, Tragedies (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull & Kathryn Hewitt. Part of the Lives of the … Series.
Publication Date: September 2011
List Price: $12.99
Review: Writing, Writing, Writing! Lives of the Writers: Comedies, Tragedies, (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull & Kathryn Hewitt is part of the Lives of the… series. This series' characters are 20 famous writers of varying genre and background.
Lives of the Writers is about what famous writers did when they weren't writing. Some writers that are included in the book are William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, and E.B. White, to name just a few. The focus of the book is to mostly show who these writers really were as "people" and what other people thought about them. It lets readers know how they began writing and answers questions about their very lives. Lives of the Writers provides information about their family and their life - from their birth to their death. In a fun way, it helps readers better understand these writers. It shows who they really were before they started writing poems or stories.
I think Lives of the Writers is AMAZING. I love how it shows all about different writers and their lives. I also like the descriptive stories about them. What I like most of all is their interests. They were all very different people and somehow each of them ended up becoming a notable writer. Each writer dealt with many problems in life, and they wrote stories and poetry based on their everyday life which eventually led each writer to become famous worldwide. Oddly enough, many people thought of them as unusual or in some cases, people just plain hated them. I just totally admire how all the craziness in their lives added up to creating a famous writer. An unusual life would equal a story. I think others should really read this book not only because it gives a lot of information about … Lives of the Writers, but it also shows how all the trials in life can come to greatness in this world. I certainly expect to read many more books in this series. I rate this book 5 out of 5. If you like comedies, tragedies and opinions, this is the book for you.
Review written by Anjan (6th grade student).
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