About Awesome Authors: Thomas Hardy

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Thomas Hardy ~ a literary legend

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(1840 – 1928, United Kingdom)

~ When Thomas Hardy was born they thought he was a still born, until his mother noticed he was alive

~ He was thought of in different ways, most thought of him being a poor boy. But lived a great wealthy childhood with a hard working father and mother

~ Even so he could not go to college as his parents could not afford it, so he dropped out of school at 16 to train to be an architect

~  Most of his poems were about romance and emotions

~ Thomas Hardy finished his first novel by 1867 called “The Poor Man and the Lady” but was never published

~ His Schools and Movements related to the World War One

~ He wrote many poems and letters like “A Pair of Blue Eyes”

About Awesome Authors: Wilfred Owen

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Wilfred Owen ~ a literary legend

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(1893 – 1918, England – World War One)

~ Was born on March 18, 1893 and died when he was only 25. He was also a brother of a family of 6.

~ Served in World War One, he aided wounded soldiers and was later disbanded from the army for shell shock

~ Even after being disbanded in 1916, he went back into the front lines in 1918

~ He was killed in battle in the last month of war

~ After he died he was awarded the military cross

~ He was an English poet and was one of the leading poets of the world war

~ He was influenced by many romance poems and poets


About Awesome Authors

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Nancy Farmer  ~ a literary legend

 

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(Born July 7, 1941 United States Phoenix)

~ Started writing at the age of 40

~ Her childhood inspires many of her books, she was born with a twin brother that was later put up for adoption.

~ Her father worked at an hotel where many of her stories were based.

~ Before she became an author, she worked as a flight control in Zimbabwe

~ While she lived in Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe was in the middle of war. She was living in a war zone.

~ Has written is still is writing many novels based on different genres.

~ She is married with multiple children now

About Awesome Authors: Gene Luen Yang

Ms. Street Allan’s Class ~ Grade 8

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Gene Luen Yang

(Born August 9,1973)

~ He began making comics over 15 years ago. He started when he was in the fifth grade

~ In 2006, his book American Born Chinese was published. Later on the same book was nominated for the National Book Award

~ American Born Chinese is based on his real life, basing the stories on real life experiences

~ Famous for many other books like Boxers and Saints and The Shadow Hero

~ Helped Nickelodeon write Avatar the comic book

~ DC comics has just signed a contract with Gene Luen Yang to write a new series of Superman

~ A lot of his stories were about being bullied or being different from the white kids

~ He is careful for each comic making sure the story can be told through the pictures

Yang, Gene Leun. “Gene Leun Yang Bio.” Geneleungyang. GeneLeungYang, 02 Mar. 2006. Web. 03 Dec. 2015. <http://geneyang.com/>.

Mac.Millan. “Gene Leun Yang.” Macmillan. Macmillan, 05 Feb. 2012. Web. 03 Dec. 2015. <http://us.macmillan.com/author/geneluenyang>.

About Awesome Authors Antoine de Saint ~ Exupery

 

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Antoine de Saint ~ Exupery

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(1900 – 1944, France)

~ Antoine de saint Exupery was born on 29th June, 1900 in Marseille, France.

~ As a young adult he failed his examination at a university preparatory school so he enrolled himself at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts to study architecture

~ He tried to join the Navy but could not, so he started off as a mechanic at the French Air Force in Strasbourg

~ As he could never become a real air force pilot, he took an office job and started writing his graphic novels

~ While he was on a low point in his life being extremely poor, he managed to write The Little Prince and The Wisdom of the Sands to share his love for the desert.

~ In 1929 he flew to South Africa and wrote a story called Night Flight, this book became an international bestseller. It won the award Prix Femina.

~ He disappeared on July 1944 when he was on a flight from the Mediterranean to France, he had a duty to reconnaissance, but never appeared again so he is thought to have died then.

 

” Antoine De Saint-Exupéry.” 2012. FamousAuthors.org 4 December,http://www.famousauthors.org/antoine-de-saint-exupery

 

 

About Awesome Authors Gene Leun Yang

Ms. Street Allan’s Class ~ Grade 8

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Gene Luen Yang

(Born August 9,1973)

~ He began making comics over 15 years ago. He started when he was in the fifth grade

~ In 2006, his book American Born Chinese was published. Later on the same book was nominated for the National Book Award

~ American Born Chinese is based on his real life, basing the stories on real life experiences

~ Famous for many other books like Boxers and Saints and The Shadow Hero

~ Helped Nickelodeon write Avatar the comic book

~ DC comics has just signed a contract with Gene Luen Yang to write a new series of Superman

~ A lot of his stories were about being bullied or being different from the white kids

~ He is careful for each comic making sure the story can be told through the pictures

 

Yang, Gene Leun. “Gene Leun Yang Bio.” Geneleungyang. GeneLeungYang, 02 Mar. 2006. Web. 03 Dec. 2015. <http://geneyang.com/>.

 

Mac.Millan. “Gene Leun Yang.” Macmillan. Macmillan, 05 Feb. 2012. Web. 03 Dec. 2015. <http://us.macmillan.com/author/geneluenyang>.