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1 Cynthia Rylant Author

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

4 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. 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.

5 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. 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.

6 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.

7 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. 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. 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. 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.

10 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! 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 Mr. Putter and Tabby Poppleton Poppleton Annie and Snowball Annie and Snowball Rise High Private Eyes Rise High Private Eyes

12 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. 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.

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

14 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. 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 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. Missing May is a chapter book for older readers that won the Newbery medal in 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.

16 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! 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!

17 More About Cynthia Rylant If you want to learn more about the life of Cynthia Rylant, read her autobiography, But Ill Be Back Again. If you want to learn more about the life of Cynthia Rylant, read her autobiography, But Ill Be Back Again. Power Point by Mrs. Foster


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