Guys Write for Guys Read

By Scieszka, Jon

Publishers Summary:
There's something for every guy in this collection of stories, mini-memoirs, advice, poems, comics and drawings chosen by readers on the Guys Read web site.

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ISBN
978-0-67006-007-8 978-0-67006-027-6
Publisher
Viking


REVIEWS

School Library Journal

Reviewed on April 1, 2005

Gr 5-9 Scieszka has put together a diverse and fast-paced anthology of scribblings and stories that deserves a permanent place in any collection serving middle graders. The book features brief contributions from scores of heavyweight authors and illustrators like Walter Dean Myers, Dan Gutman, Chris Crutcher, Avi, Brian Jacques, Dav Pilkey, Stephen King, Daniel Pinkwater, Jerry Spinelli, Will Hobbs, Chris Van Allsburg, Laurence Yep, and frequent collaborator Lane Smith. If there's one overarching theme here, it's the s...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2005

Almost every guy-writer for kids gets his two-to-three-page say in this fundraising (for guysread.com) collection, and it's to Scieszka's credit that he goes beyond the usual suspects to include illustrators and sports columnists as well as a few educationalists particularly concerned with male literacy. The collection is a mixed bag of, primarily, autobiographical anecdotes that are mostly comic in intent if sometimes desultory in effect—reading the ninety-odd p...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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