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ⓘ Ralph Fletcher is a writer of childrens picture books, young-adult fiction, and poetry as well as books for both children and teachers on the art of writing. ..




Ralph Fletcher
                                     

ⓘ Ralph Fletcher

Ralph Fletcher is a writer of childrens picture books, young-adult fiction, and poetry as well as books for both children and teachers on the art of writing.

                                     

1. Biography

Ralph Fletcher grew up in Marshfield, Massachusetts. He is the oldest of nine children. Each of his parents were one of eight children. He got his B.A. degree from Dartmouth College in 1975 and his M.F.A degree in writing from Columbia University in 1983. In college he studied in Tonga in the South Pacific and Sierra Leone, South Africa. After getting his masters degree, Ralph worked in New York City classrooms as part of the Teacher College writing project. Fletcher now lives in Lee, New Hampshire. He is married to JoAnn Portalupi, with her he has written several books for teachers. Together they have four sons.

                                     

2. Awards

His young adult novel Uncle Daddy won a Christopher Medal in the Books for Young People, ages 10-12 category in 2002. Fig Pudding, a young adult book by Fletcher, was recommended as one of the ten best books of 1995 by the American Library Association. Fletchers poetry book I Am Wings was chosen by School Library Journal as one of their best books of 1994.

                                     

3. Books

Young adult books

  • Spider Boy 1997
  • Tommy Trouble and the Magic Marble 2000
  • Flying Solo 1998
  • Fig Pudding 1995
  • Uncle Daddy 2001
  • The One OClock Chop 2007

Books on writing for children

  • Reflections: Author at Work 2007
  • How to Write Your Life Story 2007
  • How Writers Work 2000
  • Live Writing 1999
  • Poetry Matters 2002
  • A Writers Notebook 1996
                                     

3.1. Books Childrens picture books

  • Grandpa Never Lies - illustrated by Harvey Stevenson 2000
  • Twilight Comes Twice - illustrated by Kate Kiesler 1997
  • The Sandman - illustrated by Richard Cowdrey 2008
  • Hello, Harvest Moon - illustrated by Kate Kiesler 2003
  • The Circus Surprise - illustrated by Vladimir Vagin 2001
                                     

3.2. Books Poetry books

  • Moving Day book 2007
  • Buried Alive book 1998
  • A Writing Kind of Day 2005
  • Ordinary Things 1997
  • Room Enough for Love 1998 - Compilation of I Am Wings and Buried Alive
  • Relatively Speaking 1999
  • Have You Been to the Beach Lately? 2001
  • The Magic Nest 1980
  • I Am Wings 1994
  • Water Planet 1991
                                     

3.3. Books Books for teachers

  • Walking Trees 1991
  • Craft Lessons: Teaching Writing K-8 with JoAnn Portalupi 1998
  • Teaching the Qualities of Writing with JoAnn Portalupi 2004
  • What a Writer Needs 1993
  • Breathing In, Breathing Out 1996
  • Boy Writers: Reclaiming Their Voices 2006
  • Lessons for the Writers Notebook with JoAnn Portalupi 2005
  • Nonfiction Craft Lessons with JoAnn Portalupi 2001
  • Writing Workshop with JoAnn Portalupi 2001
                                     

3.4. Books Books on writing for children

  • Reflections: Author at Work 2007
  • How to Write Your Life Story 2007
  • How Writers Work 2000
  • Live Writing 1999
  • Poetry Matters 2002
  • A Writers Notebook 1996