How To Build a Story…Or, the Big What If

  • Age Range: 10 and up 
  • Grade Level: 5 – 6
  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books (July 28, 2020)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1534438424
  • ISBN-13: 978-1534438422

From bestselling author Frances O’Roark Dowell comes a fresh and accessible guide to storytelling that breaks down the sometimes-daunting writing process into straightforward, doable steps, just right for budding writers!
All hilariously illustrated, in a way that’ll have you typing all the way to the end of your own story.

Frances O’Roark Dowell (Author), Stacy Ebert  (Illustrator)

“Fresh, interesting, and unique.” Kirkus Reviews

“The great strength of this tutorial is Dowell’s casual, humorous tone. Ebert’s fun illustrations add to the appeal…This lighthearted, entertaining instruction guide is perfect for upper elementary and middle school students. A worthy addition to library collections. —School Library Journal