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Title: Cynthia Rylant


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Cynthia Rylant
  • Author

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Cynthia Rylant
  • Cynthia Rylant is an award winning childrens and
    young adult author whose work includes picture
    books, poetry, short stories, and novels.

3
Virginia Native
  • Cynthia Rylant was born right here in Virginia,
    in Hopewell, Virginia, to be exact. She was born
    in 1954 which makes her 57 years old. She lived
    in Virginia with her mom and her dad when she was
    a little girl.

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Moved to West Virginia
  • Cynthia Rylants parents divorced when she was
    four years old. Her mother took her to the
    mountains of West Virginia to live with her
    grandparents until she was eight years old.

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Living in the Mountains
  • Cynthia Rylant remembered the four years she
    lived with her grandparents in the mountains when
    she wrote her first book, When I Was Young In the
    Mountains. She used this experience of living
    with her grandparents as a model for her book.

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Cynthia Rylant
  • In the book, When I Was Young In The Mountains,
    she tells about life in West Virginias
    Appalachian Mountains. This book was named a
    Caldecott honor book, a very important award for
    a picture book.

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Cynthia Rylant Says
  • Growing up, I loved comic books, cats and dogs,
    pajama parties, and the Beatles. I wasn't very
    creative. I liked to play too much, and preferred
    playing cops and robbers on bikes, or tin can
    alley, or dolls, instead of doing something that
    showed results, like writing a story or drawing a
    picture. Playing is still the greatest training
    you can have, I think, for being a writer. It
    helps you love life, it helps you relax, it helps
    you cook up interesting stuff in your head. I
    loved animals as a child, I put a lot of animals
    in my books today.

8
Henry and Mudge Books
  • Cynthia Rylant is also the author of the Henry
    and Mudge series. She says, The idea for Henry
    and Mudge came from my own life.

9
More on Henry and Mudge
  • I once owned a 200-pound English mastiff named
    Mudge. My son, Nate was seven years old at the
    time. The two together became Henry and Mudge in
    my books.

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Cynthia Rylant Says
  • Anyone whos ever loved a dog knows what a
    treasure a good dog is. You just cant be
    unhappy for very long when you have a good dog
    licking your face, shaking your hand, and
    drooling all over your shoes. Check out a Henry
    and Mudge book from the library!

11
Other Book Series By Cynthia Rylant
  • Mr. Putter and Tabby
  • Poppleton
  • Annie and Snowball
  • Rise High Private Eyes

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Cynthia Rylant Loves Animals
  • I loved animals as a child, I put a lot of
    animals in my books today, and I live with some
    wonderful animals. Martha Jane is my big white
    dog, and she loves pizza, chasing tennis balls,
    and sleeping on the couch. Leia is my little
    black-and-white dog, and she likes running in
    circles. My cat Blueberry likes only one thing
    food, and lots of it. My other cat, Edward
    Velvetpaws, likes chipmunks, but they don't like
    him.

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Some Other Picture Books by Cynthia Rylant
  • The Relatives Came
  • In The Night Country
  • The Old Woman Who named Things
  • The Great Gracie Chase

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The Van Gogh Cafe
  • One of Cynthia Rylants chapter books is The
    Van Gogh Café. Magic things happen at the Van
    Gogh Café, and Clara is one reason for the magic.
    Clara is ten and believes that anything can
    happen like magic muffins and the possum that
    chose to hang outside the window of the Van Gogh
    Cafe by its tail.

15
Missing May
  • Missing May is a chapter book for older readers
    that won the Newbery medal in 1993. Missing May
    takes place in West Virginia and is a sweet and
    simple story of love, sorrow and loss. Summer, a
    twelve year old tells the story.

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Every Living Thing
  • Here is a book of twelve short stories about
    animals and people. Each story captures the
    moment when an animal causes a human being to see
    things in a different way. This book is a great
    read aloud!

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More About Cynthia Rylant
  • If you want to learn more about the life of
    Cynthia Rylant, read her autobiography, But Ill
    Be Back Again.
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