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Something About the Author

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Database available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus) Database available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus)
From Aesop to contemporary authors

The database includes two series from Gale publishers:Something About the Author and Something About the Author: Autobiography Series.
The series contain illustrated biographies of children's authors and illustrators, searchable by keyword, full text, named author, and illustration caption.
Although concentrating on English-language writers, Something About the Author does include authors writing in other language, for example Aesop, Charles Perrault, Antoine de Saint-Exupery and the Brothers Grimm. Entries sontain bibliographies of the authors' works and may also note adaptions of their works for the theater, film or television.

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IUB Library Subjects:
  • Children's Literature
  • Library and Information Science
  • Education
  • English and American Language and Literature

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Children's literature--Bio-bibliography.