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Ray Bradbury
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: John Bankston
  • From the Series: Who Wrote That?
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 1604137789
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-778-1
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 05/01/2011
  • Dewey Number: 813
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 140

Summary

Ten-year-old Ray Bradbury was impatient. He had just read the last installment of Edgar Rice Burroughs's Mars series. Not wanting to wait for the next book, he wrote his own. Through high school, he submitted stories for publication unsuccessfully, but in his 20s, he began selling stories to the most popular magazines of the era. Today, Ray Bradbury is among the most acclaimed and popular writers of speculative fiction, best known for his novel Fahrenheit 451 and for the science fiction stories collected in The Martian Chronicles and The Illustrated Man. In Ray Bradbury, read how a man who never drove a car and did not fly in an airplane until his 60s wrote the kind of stories that changed the way people view the future. 

Specifications

Full-color photographs. Chronology. Bibliography. Further reading. Box features. Web sites. Index.

About the Author(s)

John Bankston is the author of more than 60 biographies for young adults, including works on scientist Stephen Hawking, anthropologist Margaret Mead, author F. Scott Fitzgerald and actor Heath Ledger. More than 200 of his articles have been published in magazines and newspapers across the country, including The Tallahassee Democrat, The Orlando Sentinel, and The Tallahassean. He lives in Newport Beach, California.

Reviews and Awards

"...many details for information-seekers...Good-quality period photos...Solid choices for most collections."


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