children's literature

Essential Pittsburgh
5:34 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes

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Dazzled by the bizarre and eccentric characters of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, children’s author Jonathan Auxier has always been fascinated by peculiar storytelling.

The Vancouver native moved to Pittsburgh to pursue a theater and writing degree from Carnegie Mellon University and fell in love with the city’s charm and enchanting geography. His book, Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes, spins the tale of a blind orphan who happens to be the greatest thief to ever live. 

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Speaking Volumes
9:33 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Speaking Volumes: Colleen McKenna

Children's & YA fiction writer Colleen McKenna: creating characters that young readers can learn from is "a job that authors have to take seriously."
Credit Colleen McKenna

As a former teacher, parent, and author of children's and young adult novels, Colleen McKenna values fiction for young readers that doesn't insult their intelligence.

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