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Marc Brown Studios - educate and entertain

Marc Brown Studios - educate and entertain
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Ann Brashares biography, plus links to book reviews and excerpts. Ann Brashares Biography Ann Brashares grew up in Chevy Chase, Maryland with her three brothers and attended a Quaker school in the DC area called Sidwell Friends. She studied Philosophy at Barnard College, part of Columbia University in New York City. When asked where the idea for the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants came from she replies: "It started with a conversation. Brashares and her husband, 42-year-old portrait painter Jacob Collins, live in a four-story building in the East 60s in New York with their three children, Susannah, Nate and Sam, who range in age from about 5 to 11. They met when Brashares was 18 and he was 21. Brashares' books in addition to the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants books include Forever in Blue, The Last Summer (of You and Me), and My Name is Memory. Link to Ann's website This biography was last updated on 06/19/2011. A note about the biographies We try to keep BookBrowse's biographies both up to date and accurate. Interview

Patricia Polacco The Enid Blyton Society Please step carefully — there are literally thousands of books and magazines here, going right back to Enid's early days. How many books do you think she wrote? How many of her short stories, plays, poems and non-fiction articles were published? How many compilations and continuations were published after her death? Feel free to browse around. Quick Links to Popular Series... Novels/Novelettes All the books in this section are full-length stories, which are in most cases divided into chapters. Character Books Books are included in this section when the entire book is about one character (or set of characters) but the book cannot be considered a novel or novelette. Short Stories Series Books This huge section contains all the numerous series of short story books that were published, a total of 947 books. Education Books The 267 books in this section are all broadly based on education. Recreation Books Continuation Books Blyton Contributions Enid Blyton Magazines Games, Puzzles & Toys

Willy Claflin Photo: Tom Raymond ( "The George Washington Method for Blues Ukulele is a collaboration between Moliere and the Marx Brothers... wickedly witty commentary on mores, politics and human foibles." ~ Mary Gay Ducey "And then there's the ballads—Willy steps up, banjo or guitar in hand—joins the great ancestral tradition of singing the story, from last year's news or from the 16th century." ~ Dovey Thomason "The Circle of Excellence Award is presented to artists who are recognized by their peers to be master storytellers who set the standards for excellence and have demonstrated, over a significant period of time, an exceptional commitment and dedication to the art of storytelling." ~ National Storytelling Network "He is hilarious, dedicated, engaging, quick witted, innovative, smart, a pleasure to work with, and downright entertaining. ~ Bil Lepp "Musician, puppeteer, and improviser... he is an artist of precision and his fellow storytellers stand in awe of that artistry...

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