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Chatting to The Children's Book Review

Chatting with Nicki Richesin of The Children's Book Review about mime, writing about Marcel Marceau, silence and the writing life. Gloria Spielman is the author of two picture books Janusz Korczak's Children  and  Marcel Marceau: Master of Mime  which has been awarded a Silver Medal in the 2011 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards in the ...
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Interview with the Author of Janusz Korczak's Children

Writers can often be found either talking to themselves or to imaginary characters that exist only in their heads (crazy people). Given the extensive experience I've had of talking to myself I decided to interview myself. Me: So where did you get the idea of writing about Janusz Korczak from? Myself: Well Me, it all started way back when my daughte...
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Interview with Roman Wroblewski

Roman Wroblewski's father Misha was a teacher in Korczak's orphanage. When he began working at the orphanage, Misha was an engineering student. Misha was so impressed by Korczak that he gave up his engineering studies and began to study psychology and education instead. There were several other teachers working with Korczak in the ghetto orphanage ...
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Janusz Korczak's Children: From Idea to Final Manuscript

"How hard could it be to write a children's book? Short, simple words – a piece of cake." Not so. It may look easy but it takes time and effort to craft a story – any story. Writing itself is a process. When you start writing it is important to remember that your first draft is just that, a first draft. It is enough to simply spill out the words. H...
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