Connect children in grades 5-8 with their favorite literary heroes! A collection of letters and recipes from more than 50 well-kwn and award-winning children's authors provide insights into their lives, advice to the children who wrote to them, and personal information. Each entry includes the student's letter to the author, the author's response, and a recipe from the author. Appendices include helpful cooking terms and measurements. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book goes to a children's literacy foundation. Contributing authors include: Judy Blume, Natalie Babbitt, Theodore Taylor, Karen Cushman, Brian Jacques, Meg Cabot, E.L. Konigsburg, Phillip Pullman, T.A. Barron, Cynthia Voight, Richard Peck, and more.
Josephine Waltz has been a public school teacher since 1974. She teaches sixth-grade reading, gifted children and enrichment classes at William Annin Middle School in Basking Ridge, NJ.