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About Jane Sutcliffe
Jane Sutcliffe thinks nonfiction rocks. She is a children's book author, school visit presenter, library lover, and the owner of one very spoiled dog named Willy. Her nonfiction books include AMELIA EARHART, MILTON HERSHEY, WALT DISNEY and LEONARDO'S MONSTER. Her latest books, STONE GIANT: MICHELANGELO'S DAVID AND HOW HE CAME TO BE, THE WHITE HOUSE IS BURNING: AUGUST 24, 1814, and WILL'S WORDS: HOW WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE CHANGED THE WAY YOU TALK are out now from Charlesbridge.
Visit her at www.janesutcliffe.com or follow her on Twitter @jane_sutcliffe.
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But, Jane embraces her dilemma, writing about Shakespeare, his plays, and his famous phrases with glee. After all, what better words are there to use to write about the greatest writer in the English language than his very own? As readers will discover, "the long and the short of it" is this: Will changed the English language forever.
Backmatter includes an author’s note, a bibliography, and a timeline.
No one wanted the “giant.” The hulking block of marble lay in the work yard, rained on, hacked at, and abandoned—until a young Michelangelo saw his David in it.
Night and day, Michelangelo worked in secret, lovingly coaxing statue out of the stone. Its majesty endures even today.
This is the story of how a neglected, discarded stone became a masterpiece for all time. It is also a story of how humans see themselves reflected in art.
Back matter includes further information about David and a selected bibliography