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Someone Like Me

Someone Like Me

Patricia MacLachlan; illustrated by Chris Sheban

Roaring Brook Press

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If you were a little girl
who listened to stories
over and over and over;
and who read books
every night,
every day,
even as her mother led her across the street,
You might be me,
a writer.

Follow a little girl in acclaimed writer Patricia MacLachlan's semi-autobiographical picture book, Someone Like Me. Filled with gorgeous and thoughtful illustrations by Chris Sheban, learn what it might take to grow up to become a writer.

A Neal Porter Book

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Praise for Someone Like Me

*"MacLachlan journeys through her past—a girl who read constantly, climbed trees, and tried “to teach her dog to talk by moving his lips like hers”—to see what made her the person she became, who “writes about talking dogs/ and chickens who scratch stories in the dirt.” Sheban’s scenes are bathed in golden light, and his faded palette and soft textures evoke a spare upbringing: simple clothing, old cars, a worn-out suitcase."—Publsihers Weekly, starred review

*"Lovely scenes are balanced with amusing ones, giving this expressive picture book its irresistible, down-to-earth charm."—Booklist, starred review

"When does someone truly learn the gift of writing and storytelling? Newbery Medalist MacLachlan takes her trademark elegant writing to the picture-book level with this semiautobiographical charmer."—Kirkus Reviews

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About the author

Patricia MacLachlan; illustrated by Chris Sheban

Patricia MacLachlan is the author of many novels for children, including the Newbery Medal-winning Sarah, Plain and Tall; Baby; Waiting for the Magic; and The Truth of Me. Among her picture books are What You Know First and Lala Salama. Someone Like Me is Patricia's second book for Roaring Brook Press, after The Iridescence of Birds. She lives in western Massachusetts with her husband and her old dog, Emmet.

Chris Sheban has been awarded three gold and three silver medals from the Society of Illustrators. Some of the books he has illustrated are I Met a Dinosaur by Jan Wahl, Catching the Moon by Myla Goldberg, and What To Do With a Box by Jane Yolen. Someone Like Me is his first book with Roaring Brook Press.

Patricia MacLachlan

Patricia MacLachlan

Chris Sheban

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