How I Became a Writer and Oggie Learned to Drive - eBook
How I Became a Writer and Oggie Learned to Drive - eBook  -     By: Janet Taylor Lisle
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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Open Road Media Teen & Tween
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 9781480441545
ISBN-13: 9781480441545
Ages: 9-12

Publisher's Description

Winner of Italy’s 2006 Premio Andersen AwardA young writer’s fantasy world becomes dangerously entangled with reality

Eleven-year-old Archie and his six-year-old brother, Oggie, are constantly going back and forth between their mother’s home and the apartment that their father shares with his girlfriend. To distract Oggie from the turbulence of endlessly bouncing from "Saturn" to "Jupiter" and back again, Archie invents a fantastic story about the Mysterious Mole People. When Oggie’s wallet is stolen by kids from a local gang, Archie tries to retrieve it and becomes increasingly ensnared in the gang’s dangerous activities. Even worse, he soon finds that his fictitious mole story is merging with the darkness of real life in a very frightening way.

Author Bio

Janet Taylor Lisle (b. 1947) is an author of children’s fiction. After growing up in Connecticut, Lisle graduated from Smith College and spent a year working for the volunteer group VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) before becoming a journalist. She found that she loved writing human interest and "slice of life" stories, and honed the skills for observation and dialogue that would later serve her in her fiction.
 
Lisle took a fiction writing course in 1981, and then submitted a manuscript to Richard Jackson, a children’s book editor at Bradbury Press who was impressed with her storytelling. Working with Jackson, Lisle published her first novel, The Dancing Cats of Applesap, in 1984. Since then she has written more than a dozen books for young readers, including The Great Dimpole Oak (1987) and Afternoon of the Elves (1989), which won a Newbery Honor. Her most recent novel is Highway Cats (2008).

Editorial Reviews

"Lovably engaging main characters, humorous narration, and a slightly screwball plot." —Kirkus Reviews

"Mixing the slightly unbelievable with, what is, essentially, a survival story, seems workable in Lisle’s experienced hands." —Booklist

"[A] fast-paced, adventure-filled title." —School Library Journal

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