Publisher description for Author : a true story / Helen Lester.

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Counter So begins the story of Helen Lester, author of Tacky the Penguin and many other popular books for children. By sharing her struggles as a child and later as a successful author, she demonstrates that hurdles are part of the process. She even gives writing tips, such as keeping a "fizzle box." Helen Lester uses her unique ability to laugh at her mistakes to create both a guide for young writers and an amusing personal story of the disappointments and triumphs of a writer's life.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Lester, Helen Juvenile literature, Authors, American 20th century Biography Juvenile literature, Children's stories Authorship Juvenile literature, Learning disabled Biography Juvenile literature, Lester, Helen, Authors, American, Women Biography, Authorship, Learning disabilities