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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bagley Public Library E M (Text) 33500012526174 Main Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library E M (Text) 33500012525663 Main Available -
Greenbush Public Library e MAC (Text) 35500005885841 Main Available -
Red Lake Falls Public Library e MAC (Text) 35500005885833 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1626723346
  • ISBN: 9781626723344
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2017.

Content descriptions

General Note: "A Neal Porter Book."
Summary, etc.: In this semi-autobiographical picture book, author Patricia MacLachlan relates what it might take to grow up to become a writer.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 May #2
    *Starred Review* In this beautiful picture book, MacLachlan offers a string of brief, poetic vignettes that add up to an impressionistic memoir (real or imagined) of childhood and a recognition of how early inclinations, experiences, and family ties contribute to identity. A woman addresses a child in a companionable tone, beginning with the inviting words: "If you were a little girl / who listened to stories / over and over / and over"—and read books day and night, and hid under the dinner table listening to grown-ups telling secrets, and once ran away with a little boy who promised to find you a white horse, and returned when he didn't—"you might be someone like / me, / a writer." The evocative telling of these and other memories becomes as important as their content. And the artwork raises the book to another level entirely. Viewers are transported into the narrator's past and then brought back to the present on the last page, which shows her as an adult, writing. Created with watercolors, colored pencils, and graphite, Sheban's well-structured illustrations are gently shaded, subtly colored, and suffused with soft light. Lovely scenes are balanced with amusing ones, giving this expressive picture book its irresistible, down-to-earth charm. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Patricia MacLachlan is the author of many novels for children, including the Newbery Medal-winning Sarah, Plain and Tall; Baby; Waiting for the Magic; and The Truth of Me. Among her picture books are What You Know First and Lala Salama. Someone Like Me is Patricia's second book for Roaring Brook Press, after The Iridescence of Birds. She lives in western Massachusetts with her husband and her old dog, Emmet.

Chris Sheban has been awarded three gold and three silver medals from the Society of Illustrators. Some of the books he has illustrated are I Met a Dinosaur by Jan Wahl, Catching the Moon by Myla Goldberg, and What To Do With a Box by Jane Yolen. Someone Like Me is his first book with Roaring Brook Press.

Subject: Authorship Fiction
MacLachlan, Patricia Childhood and youth Fiction
JUVENILE NONFICTION Biography & Autobiography Literary
JUVENILE NONFICTION Language Arts Composition & Creative Writing
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