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Book Cover: So You Want to Write a Children's Book

So You Want to Write a Children's Book

Author: Peter Carver
Publisher and Year: Red Deer Press, 2011

Synopsis: Do you want to write or illustrate a children’s book but have no idea where to begin or where to seek publication? The handbook for new and aspiring children’s authors and illustrators is the ultimate guide to the whole process of writing your book and getting it to the publisher. Written in clear and expert prose by Peter Carver, one of North America’s leading children’s book editors, this book will show you how to begin, how to develop the story, how to speak to your audience, and how to refine the work for publication.

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About Peter Gordon Carver

Peter Carver has worked in children’s publishing for 45 years, including 25 years as children’s editor at Red Deer Press, and freelancing for other publishers. He was on the staff of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre for seven years, and edited the Freedom to Read kit for 22 years. A highly regarded writing teacher, Peter has taught at George Brown College, at workshops across Canada, and at his Nova Scotia holiday property in collaboration with his wife, author Kathy Stinson. His many awards include the Claude Aubry Award, Vicky Metcalf Award (three times), and Alberta’s Lois Hole Award for editing. Peter and Kathy live in Rockwood, Ontario.

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