How I came to be a writer
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Published by Atheneum in New York .
Written in English


  • Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds -- Juvenile literature,
  • Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds,
  • Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography -- Juvenile literature,
  • Authorship -- Juvenile literature,
  • Authors,
  • Authorship

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About the Edition

Details the career of one writer from stories composed in grade school through first published pieces to novels written to date.

Edition Notes

Statementby Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.
LC ClassificationsPS3564.A9 Z52
The Physical Object
Pagination133 p. :
Number of Pages133
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4554242M
ISBN 100689306253
LC Control Number77023919

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