Runner Ups: An Analysis Of John Newbery's Short Stories

John Newbery was the first person to write books specifically for children (source 3). When John turned 16 he learned the skills of the printing trade, and all his hard work paid off because he became an English publisher (source 3). John Newbery died in 1737, before his first book was published in 1740 (source). After that the Newbery award was named after him, and it is one of the most prestigious awards (source 2). The Newbery award was made to encourage authors to use their talents and write original books for children to enjoy (source 1). The Newbery medal has been awarded to authors since 1922 (source 2). The judges for the Newbery award made other books that were worth attention runner ups. In 1971 the term “Runner Ups” was changed …show more content…
She has two sisters and they always spend time together, and encourage one another (source 11).Katherine loves to play the Cello, loves animals, and is a big fan of reading and traveling (source 12).She was a perfectly good child who never caused trouble and always respected her classmates so now their lifelong friends (source 11). She first wanted to be a veterinarian when she was younger (source 12), but worked as a plant waterer, and a waiter ( source 10). since she loved animals and writing from such a young age she decided to write a book about facts about different kinds of animals, which was called Animorphs (source …show more content…
In 2013 she won the NewBery medal for her book called “The One and Only Ivan” (source 16). Children always loved her books because they were simple and easy to read (source 16). She has also written many books with her husband, Michael Grant who is also an author (source 17). Animorphs was written with her husband and is one of her first books (source 17). It's a popular series that has sold more than 35 million copies world wide (source 17). KAtherine Applegate has several best selling books including Home of the Brave (source 18). It was her first standalone novel (source 18). Home of the Brave received the SCBWI 2008 Golden Kite Award for the Best Fiction book (source 18). The book also won another award which was the Bankers Street 2008 Joseph Frant award (source

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