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Contemporary Spanish-Speaking Writers and Illustrators for Children and Young Adults A Biographical Dictionary by Isabel Schon
  

Contemporary Spanish-Speaking Writers and Illustrators for Children and Young Adults A Biographical Dictionary

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Contemporary Spanish-Speaking Writers and Illustrators for Children and Young Adults A Biographical Dictionary by Isabel Schon

This is the first worldwide guide to contemporary Spanish-speaking authors and illustrators for young readers. It features personal and professional information on more than 200 contemporary Spanish-speaking authors and illustrators from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Spain, the United States, Uruguay and Venezuela, as well as a complete listing of their books written in Spanish for children and young adults. Schon, author of numerous bibliographies of children's and young adult literature in Spanish, compiled the information from responses given by the authors themselves to a questionnaire she developed. Quotes from the authors about their work add a personal touch. Following an introduction describing the scope, organization and selection criteria for the work, the biographical entries are organized alphabetically. Each entry contains place and date of birth; name of parents, spouse, and children; colleges attended and degrees earned; complete home and office addresses and telephone numbers; name of employer, position, and dates for each career post; memberships in professional and civic organizations; literary and professional awards received and dates; bibliography of books written/illustrated; revealing personal comments on special interests, aspirations, and thoughts as expressed by each author/illustrator; critical sources in which the writer's/illustrator's work has been discussed. An appendix at the end of the volume arranges the subjects by country of birth and/or residency. The market for the book is school (elementary through high school) libraries, children's departments of public libraries, bilingual departments of education, bilingual teachers, academic libraries.

Reviews

At long last a source for biographical infomation about Spanish-speaking writers and illustrators for youth. Translated from the Spanish, this source covers more than 200 authors and illustrators from Mexico, Spain, Cuba, Central and South America, and the U.S. A few writers, such as Gary Soto and Nobel Prize winner Camilo lose Cela, are well known, but most will be difficult to find in other biographical sources. This volume will be especially helpful serving Spanish-speaking children. . . .students will welcome a source covering Spanish-speaking authors, especially at report-writing time. -Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin . . .fills an imporatant gap in the literature and should be welcomed by all libraries. -Choice ... This will be a boon to teachers and librarians serving children who read in Spanish when those young readers ask questions about favorite authors and what other books they can read by those authors. -Wilson Library Bulletin ?. . .fills an imporatant gap in the literature and should be welcomed by all libraries.?-Choice ?...This will be a boon to teachers and librarians serving children who read in Spanish when those young readers ask questions about favorite authors and what other books they can read by those authors.?-Wilson Library Bulletin ?At long last a source for biographical infomation about Spanish-speaking writers and illustrators for youth. Translated from the Spanish, this source covers more than 200 authors and illustrators from Mexico, Spain, Cuba, Central and South America, and the U.S. A few writers, such as Gary Soto and Nobel Prize winner Camilo lose Cela, are well known, but most will be difficult to find in other biographical sources. This volume will be especially helpful serving Spanish-speaking children. . . .students will welcome a source covering Spanish-speaking authors, especially at report-writing time.?-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin .,. This will be a boon to teachers and librarians serving children who read in Spanish when those young readers ask questions about favorite authors and what other books they can read by those authors. -Wilson Library Bulletin


About the Author

ISABEL SCHON is Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents at California State University, San Marcos.

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Book Info

Publication date

23rd February 1994

Author

Isabel Schon

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Publisher

Greenwood Press an imprint of ABC-CLIO

Format

Hardback
264 pages

Categories

ChildrenÍs & teenage literature studies
Literary studies: general
Illustration
Language: reference & general

ISBN

9780313290275

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