2 Where did Cynthia Rylant live? Cynthia Rylant was born June 6, 1954 in Hopewell, Virginia.This is VirginiaShe grew up in Cool Ridge, West VirginiaShe lived there with her grandparents.This is where we live Michigan
3 Cynthia RylantCynthia Rylant now lives in Kent, Ohio with her pets. She has both dogs and cats.Cynthia has writes books and poems for children of all ages to enjoy.
4 Cynthia RylantCynthia Rylant loves animals, and you will find many in her books. She has been a teacher, a librarian, and a writer. When she isn't writing, Ms. Rylant enjoys walking, reading and watching movies.
5 Cynthia at Work Cynthia hard at work on her children’s books. Photo taken from Best Wishes,by Cynthia Rylant, photographs by Carlo Ontal
6 Cynthia walking in woods Cynthia uses her time alone to think about and develop her stories for children. .Taking walks with her dog, she said, helps her writing.Many of her stories are about her many pets.Photo taken from Best Wishes,by Cynthia Rylant, photographs by Carlo Ontal
7 Family PictureCynthia’s family plays an important role in her stories.Her son, Nate, is the main character for Henry in the ‘Henry and Mudge’ books.Photo taken from Best Wishes,by Cynthia Rylant, photographs by Carlo Ontal
8 Cynthia at her Grandmothers’ House Cynthia likes to visit her Grandmother in Beaver, West Virginia.Many of her stories involve her memories of West Virginia.Photo taken from Best Wishes,by Cynthia Rylant, photographs by Carlo Ontal
9 Cynthia RylantCynthia Rylant is the author of beginning-reader series: Henry and Mudge, Annie and Snowball, Poppleton, and Mr. Putter and Tabby.Early-chapter book series include ‘Cobble Street Cousins’ and ‘High-Rise Private Eyes’.She has also written many other novels and picture books.
11 Photos were taken from Best Wishes, by Cynthia Rylant, photographs by Carlo Ontal, Richard C. Owen Publishers, Inc., New York, 1992
12 When I Was Young in the Mountains This is a true story about Cynthia Rylant when she was six years old and living with her grandparents in Cool Ridge, West Virginia in 1960!The illustrator, Diane Goode, set the story further back in time.
13 Henry and MudgeThese stories are about the adventures of a young boy Henry and his large dog Mudge.Cythina Rylant basedthe character Henryon her son Nate and Mudge on her own dogs.
14 The Relatives CameThis is the story about relatives who came to visit Cynthia Rylant’s family each summer.They would come up to visit from Virginia and stay for a long time.
15 HonorsCynthia Rylant won the Newbery Medal for her book ‘Missing May’ in 1993.Then her book ‘A Fine White Dust’, was a Newbery Honor Book.Other honors include two Caldecott Honor-winning picture books in 1985 and 1986.
16 Cynthia Rylant continues to write today Cynthia Rylant continues to write today. You can find out more about this author by visiting her websites.You may also write to this author and tell her much you enjoy her books.
17 Various On-line Resources were used for this Author Study Presentation Including but not limited to the following:Wikipedia, Scholastic, Viking, Owen Publications, Author illustrator Biography and Classic Books