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Sep 07, 2010
| ISBN 9780385669030
| Young Adult
Sep 07, 2010
| ISBN 9780385669047
| Young Adult
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Sep 07, 2010 | ISBN 9780385669030 | Young Adult
Sep 07, 2010 | ISBN 9780385669047 | Young Adult
In his sequel to Alexandria of Africa, Eric Walters brings exciting new characters to life, with the urban jungle of Los Angeles as their backdrop.It’s the ultimate clash of cultures when Nebala, a Maasai warrior, leaves behind Kenya and, with two fellow Maasai, and crosses the world to compete in a marathon in the most famous zip code in the world: Beverly Hills, California. Reunited with their friend Alexandria, now their guide to strange, new surroundings, the trio are confronted with life in fast-paced, extravagant Beverly Hills, and customs and attitudes the Maasai find by turns baffling and amusing. Beverly Hill Maasai is another heartwarming, fast-paced, and thought-provoking novel from one of Canada’s most popular young adult writers.
ERIC WALTERS is one of Canada’s best-known and most prolific writers of fiction for children and young adults. His books have won over 120 awards, including thirteen separate children’s choice awards, and have been translated into thirteen languages. He lives in… More about Eric Walters
Praise for We All Fall Down:“We All Fall Down will be a useful teaching tool for opening up discussion in a number of areas. . . . Compelling and emotionally wringing.” — Quill & Quire“Fascinating.” — Calgary Herald
20 Writerly Questions for…Eric Walters 1. How would you summarize your new book in one sentence?If you only read one book this year . . . you need to read more. 2. How long did it take you to write this book?It took me around 90 days to write the first draft. 3. How did you choose your characters’ names?This is a sequel so the characters names are from the original book. Alexandria of Africa was chosen because of the city of Alexandria in Africa and Nebala is a Maasai name. 4. How many drafts did you go through?Five to seven drafts per book but I’m not sure how much with this one. 5. Who was the first person to read your manuscript?My wife is always the first person to look at all of my books. She edits all aspects of my life . . . and I’m very grateful for that. 6. If your book were to become a movie, who would you like to see star in it?Anybody except Paris Hilton. 7. What’s your favourite city in the world?Mississauga. My second favouite is London, England or New York City. 8. Did you always want to be a writer?I wanted to be in the NBA – it hasn’t worked out . . . so far. 9. What was your very first story about? When did you write it?My first book was Stand Your Ground. I wrote that in 1993. Prior to that my only fictional writing was when I was writing report cards for my students. 10. What was your favourite book as a kid?Owls in The Family by Farley Mowat 11. If you could be any character from any book, who would you be?I was a character in my book Ricky – which was based on my life. 12. If there was one book you wish you had written what would it be?Maniac McGee by Jerry Spinelli 13. If you could talk to any writer living or dead who would it be, and what would you ask?I think I’d rather talk to a living one because the dead ones wouldn’t answer . . . they aren’t even composing any more, just decomposing. 14. How do you organize your library?By gravity. Heavier books fall to the floor. 15. What’s on your nightstand right now?An alarm clock, a lamp, one piece of toast, and the book I’m reading today . . . which is about Banksy and called Wall and Piece. 16. Where is your favorite place to write?Earth. 17. Do you have any writing rituals?Before writing I walk under a ladder, look for a black cat, and throw salt over my left shoulder. 18. When do you write best, morning or night?Yes. 19. What is the best gift someone could give a writer?Time to write, a new computer, gingerbread men, a great story. 20. What is the best advice someone could give a writer?Experience life, read good writers, do your research and map out your story . . . then walk under a ladder, look for a black cat and throw salt over your left shoulder.
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