The Funny, Frightening, Lyrical, Odd, and Very Talented Kelly Barnhill: Background information when reading The Mostly True Story of Jack

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The Mostly True Story of Jack

by Kelly Barnhill

The Mostly True Story of Jack
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    Aug 2011, 336 pages
    Sep 2012, 352 pages

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The Funny, Frightening, Lyrical, Odd, and Very Talented Kelly Barnhill

Kelly Barnhill is a very cool person. I don't know her personally, but you can just tell about some people. Kelly Barnhill She is a mother of three, a teacher, and a writer (and probably a million other things too). She has written poetry and short stories for adults, non-fiction books for children and, now, her first middle grade debut novel, The Mostly True Story of Jack. As she has said, "I write fiction and nonfiction - things that are Literary and Speculative and Informative and Funny and Frightening and Lyrical and Odd. Sometimes, I do all of these things at once."

Kelly is a writer's writer. "...My life is built on books. I read books, and think about books, and talk about books. In my house, the books mingle, multiply and conquer. There are cities of books, regions and empires. They crowd and compete for space, they swallow resources and build teetering towers that stretch from the floor to the sky." She cares about stories, this is clear, but she also cares very deeply about words...

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